Hollywood Reporter Wins Webby Award for Roundtable Series
Other winners include Michelle Obama, Jimmy Fallon, 'Game of Thrones,' 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and 'Carpool Karaoke.'
The Hollywood Reporter has won a Webby Award for its Roundtable series.
The THR Roundtables have taken home the top prize, awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, for best online film and video in the entertainment category. The series vied alongside People's Voice winner Carpool Karaoke, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CollegeHumor and Cracked.com.
Other Webby Award winners include Michelle Obama, who won two awards for her appearances on Billy on the Street and CollegeHumor's Go to College music video, Tracy Morgan for his online video Tracy Morgan in a Christmas Miracle and Straight Outta for its digital campaign.
“I’m beyond thrilled for the recognition of our Roundtable series and very grateful for our Webby,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “Our staff's expertise in video is among the best out there and, in this case, embodies the quality, access and intelligence we strive to deliver every day."
THR has become known for its Roundtables series, which hosts influential and award-winning actors, directors, producers and writers in a series of intimate conversations. The most recent Roundtables, produced as part of the run-up to the 2016 Academy Awards, aired on SundanceTV as Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter. The series featured interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Quentin Tarantino and more.
The new season of The Hollywood Reporter's Roundtables debuts on THR.com on Monday, May 16th with our Emmy Drama Actress Roundtable. Full episodes of Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter debut on Sundance TV beginning Sunday, June 27th.
The Roundtables are produced in-house, with Min, Stephen Galloway, Matthew Belloni, Jennifer Laski and Stacey Wilson serving as executive producers and Stephanie Fischette, Victoria McKillop and Laela Zadeh producing. Raphael Laski is director, with Galloway and Wilson hosting and Belloni, Lacey Rose and Michael O'Connell co-hosting.
THR received three nominations for the 20th annual Webbys, considered the Internet's highest honor. The Roundtables also were up for an award for best online film and video in the variety category. And Hollywood's Last Survivors, which spotlights the 11 remaining Holocaust survivors connected to the entertainment industry, was nominated for best online film and video in the documentary series category.
The THR website also was selected as an honoree, which is awarded to the best of the web by the Webby judges, for best website in the magazine category, and sister publication Billboard was an honoree for best website in the music category.
In each category, a winner is appointed by the Interactive Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and a People's Voice winner as voted on by the public.
Spotify and Vice Media tied as the most prolific winners, each taking home 13 awards.
This year, the Webbys is honoring satirical website The Onion with a lifetime achievement award, Girls creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner with a special achievement award and Jessica Alba with an entrepreneur of the year award. #BlackLivesMatter will be recognized as the social movement of the year, and Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer will receive the film and video breakout of the year award.
The Webby Awards will mark its 20th anniversary with an event recognizing the winners May 16 at Cipriani Wall Street. The ceremony will be available for streaming the following day.
Among the 2016 winners:
— Jimmy Fallon won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for The Tonight Show in best social content and marketing
— First Lady Michelle Obama won two Webby Awards in the online film and video category for Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street With Big Bird, First Lady Michelle Obama and Elena and CollegeHumor’s Go to College music video
— Last Week Tonight With John Oliver won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best writing in social
— Funny or Die won its fourth Webby for Dennis Quaid’s On-Set Freakout for best individual short (comedy)
— Tracy Morgan won the Webby Award for best scripted branded entertainment for R/GA’s online video Tracy Morgan in a Christmas Miracle
— The Weeknd won the Webby Award for best music video for "In the Night"
— Tyler Oakley won the Webby Award for best web personality
— Straight Outta won the Webby Award for best digital campaign
— SNL 40 won the Webby Award for best events and live webcast and both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards in the variety category for online film and video for Saturday Night Live’s 40th-anniversary special
— Game of Thrones won the Webby Award for best overall social presence
— Jimmy Kimmel Live! won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards a second year in a row for his YouTube challenge "I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy" in the Viral category (online film and video)
— Vanity Fair won a Webby Award for "Call Me Caitlyn" featuring Caitlyn Jenner in the best documentary category (online film and video)
— Zoolander Returns to the Runway won three Webbys, including best live experience in the branded entertainment category
— The 69th Annual Tony Awards won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best event in social
— YouTube Music Awards won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best music video channel
— House of Cards – FU 2016 won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best integrated campaign
— Google Cardboard’s Cardboard Crash VR won the Webby for best virtual reality in gaming, interactive or real-time
— Tumblr won both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for social website
— Pocket won both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best productivity app
— HBO NOW won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best streaming video App
— Neymar Jr. won the People’s Voice Award for best sports website
— Orchestra VR won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best virtual reality: cinematic or prerecorded
— The Intercept won the People’s Voice Award for best news website
— Mapquest won the Webby for best humor in the social content and marketing category for #AvoidTrump
— Tinder won the Webby for best user experience in the mobile sites and apps category
— British Vogue won the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best fashion and beauty video (online film and video) for The Future of Fashion with Alexa Chung
— NASA won both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best government and civil Innovation website
— The Love Has No Labels campaign won both the Webby and People’s Voice Awards for best integrated campaign
Click here for a list of all winners.