Jorge Ramos Nominated for Webby Award for His “Real America” Program

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4 Apr 2019 | LATINews

It’s a web-tacularday for Jorge Ramos

The 61-year-old Mexican journalist and author isamong the nominees for the 23rd annual Webby Awards.

Jorge Ramos

Ramos, a News & Documentary Emmy Awards winner, has been nominated in the Best Web Personality/Host (Video) category for his Real America with Jorge Ramos episode “Families & Refugees Risk It All On Migrant Caravan.”

The Facebook Watchnews program explores America through the eyes of an immigrant.

Other nominees include AppleEllen DeGeneresFortniteHulu, Instagram, Marvel Entertainment, Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Trevor NoahKeshaJohn KrasinskiHasan Minhajand Will Smith.

The Webbys, established in 1996, honor the best of the Internet in categories encompassing websites, video, advertising, media and public relations, apps, mobile, voice, social, podcasts and games.

Webby nominees are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, with members including Redditco-founder Alexis Ohanian, actor and activist Jesse Williamsand Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom. All nominees are eligible to win one of two awards: the Webby, chosen by the academy, and the Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by the public. Voting is open until April 18 at http://vote.webbyawards.com.

Winners will be announced on April 23, with the awards being handed at a ceremony set for May 13 at Cipriani Wall Streetin New York. Winners are limited to five-word speeches. Jenny Slate is set to host the show.

“With all that’s going on across the Internet it can be easy to miss the bright spots — so we are especially excited to elevate the companies and individuals who are harnessing the Internet to make great work, inspire people and improve the world,” said Claire Graves, executive director of the Webby Awards. “The 23rd Annual Webby Nominees are leading the charge on creating the kind of Internet we want.”

Organizers said the Webby Awards received 13,000 entries from 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year; fewer than 10 percent were selected as nominees.

For the full list of nominees, visit the Webby Awards website.


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