Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Spacey are among the entertainers who will receive Webby Awards this year, in honor of Internet achievement. Winners of the 17th annual Webbys were announced today.
“The Webby Awards are honoring ‘House of Cards’ producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti with a Webby special achievement award,” the AP reports. “The political thriller, for which Netflix released all 13 episodes at once, proved that digital media can produce cable-quality drama. Netflix also won for best streaming media site.”
Other winners include Justin Bieber, being honored for the social media campaign for the launch of his fragrance, and The Onion, which now has a record number of Webbys, 19.
“The Webby person of the year is Frank Ocean, the R&B singer, whom the Webbys hailed ‘for proving the power of the Web as a medium for cultural change when he announced his bisexuality to his Tumblr community,’" the report notes. “Singled out for outstanding comedic performance is Jerry Seinfeld, whose 10-episode Web series ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ showcased the ‘Seinfeld’ star hanging out with comedian friends.”