Webbys: Kim Kardashian to Receive First "Break the Internet Award"
The reality star's husband, Kanye West, was previously announced as an honoree.
Kim Kardashian set out to break the Internet with her naked Paper magazine cover, unveiled in November of 2014.
And according to the Webby Awards, she's done just that. Kardashian will receive the first-ever "Break the Internet Award" at the 20th annual Webbys on May 16.
The honor recognizes her success online and the bold, creative ways she's used the Internet, social media, apps and videos to connect with an audience around the world. Kardashian joins her husband, Kanye West, as well as Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, Jessica Alba and The Onion as recipients of this year's special awards. Re/code founder Kara Swisher will present Kardashian with her award while Instagram's Eva Chen will present Dunham and Konner with their honor for their feminist newsletter, Lenny.
It was also announced Tuesday that Webby-winning content and the 20th annual awards show in its entirety will be available for viewing on demand on Comcast's Xfinity X1 platform. The 20th annual show will be available on demand the week of May 16 but currently Xfinity customers can watch hundreds of Webby-nominated videos and favorite moments from past shows.
The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and recognize excellence on the Internet. This year's winners, including The Hollywood Reporter's Roundtable Series, were unveiled April 26 and will be recognized at a ceremony at New York's Cipriani Wall Street on May 16.