2019 Webby Awards

The winners of the 2019 Webby Awards have been posted.

The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)—a 2000+ member judging body.

Called by one writer “the least exclusive award on the planet,” there are dozens of winners. The reason there aren’t more is that it costs several hundred dollars to enter.

The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category—The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. 

Here are the winners of genre interest. The full list is at the link.

Special Achievement

  • Webby Media Company of the Year: Disney

Web

  • Best Visual Design – Function: The Lego Foundation
  • Community: Patreon, Tumblr
  • Entertainment: YouTube Rewind 2018, Marvel.com
  • Government & Civil Innovation: MPD Guardians, NASA
  • Movie & Film: Work and Life of Stanley Kubrick, StarWars.com
  • Music: Adult Swim Singles 2018, The Coldplay Timeline
  • Science: NOAA Fisheries, NASA Solar System Website
  • Television: The Best TV Episodes of the Century, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Video

  • Animation: Trump Bites, Clash-a-rama! Season 2, Sprinklr: Square Peg, The Gauntlet – Lego Marvel Superheroes – Mini Movie, Two Balloons, Crow: The Legend
  • Best Series: Space Explorers, 7 Stories for 7 Years
  • Best Writing: Deadpool the Musical 2, Honest Trailers
  • Comedy: Shortform: Tide CEO: You Gotta Stop Eating Tide Pods, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Mean Tweets – Avengers Edition
  • Events & Livestreams: Will Smith: The Jump, Live from the Red Carpet of Solo: A Star Wars Story!
  • Games: Critical Role by Critical Role, Pan-Demonium, Marvel Strike Force
  • Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Narrative Experience: National Geographic’s First Ever 3D VR Filmed in Space
  • VR: Branded Interactive, Game or Real-Time:Coco VR
  • Variety: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: “The Dossier Speaks,” Good Mythical Morning, The Star Wars Show, John Krasinski Breaks Down A Quiet Place’s Lantern Scene | Vanity Fair

Advertising & Media

Individual winners:

  • Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Use of Machine Learning: HBO Westworld: The Maze

Apps, Mobile, and Voice

  • Art & Experimental: Jimmy Nelson – Homage to Humanity, David Bowie Is
  • Best Writing: Mr. Robot: The Daily Five/Nine
  • Entertainment: Reelgood for iOS, Marvel Unlimited
  • Games & Entertainment: Mr. Robot: The Daily Five/Nine, Gorillaz – #FreeMurdoc Chatbot

Social

  • Webby Award for Best Overall Social Presence: NASA
  • Corporate Communications: NASA Social Media
  • Education & Discovery: The Field Museum Instagram Account, NASA’s Mars Insight Mission, New York Public Library Insta Novels, Planet or Plastic, The Deepest Dive in Antarctica Reveals a Sea Floor Teeming with Life – Oceanx &BBC Earth, ABC News: Career Canines
  • Entertainment: DC Comics Social Media
  • Television & Film: Isobar’s Tomb Raider, Queer Eye Social Campaign, The Star Wars Show

Podcasts & Digital Audio

Games

  • Action: Just Cause 4, Warframe
  • Webby Award and People’s Voice Award for Adventure: Astroneer
  • Best Art Direction: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Astroneer
  • Best Game Design: Annapurna Interactive’s Florence, Astroneer
  • Webby Award for Best Multiplayer/Competitive Games: Fortnite
  • People’s Voice Award for Best Multiplayer/Competitive Games: Overwatch
  • Best Music/Sound Design: God of War, Warframe
  • Webby Award for Best Use of Augmented Reality: The Walking Dead: Our World
  • Best User Experience: Astroneer
  • Best Visual Design: Gris, Astroneer
  • Best Writing: We Happy Few, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Education: Payback, Breaking Boundaries in Science
  • Family & Kids: Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together!, Shine – Journey of Light
  • Puzzle: The Gardens Between, I Love Hue
  • Sports: Asphalt 9: Legends
  • Strategy/Simulation: Accounting+, Star Trek Fleet Command
  • Technical Achievement: The Walking Dead: Our World, Star Trek Fleet Command
  • Word & Trivia: Nike And HQ Trivia –Nike X HQ Air Max Day, Heads Up!

[Thanks to Mike Kennedy for the story.]

1 thought on “2019 Webby Awards

  1. …and the podcast awards are still not up, a day later. I wonder why? Webbys having a ballot counting conundrum?

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