Christina Aguilera Wins First-Ever Webby Award for “Beautiful (2022 Version)”

Christina Aguilera is celebrating a beautiful win…

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has revealed the winners of the 27th Annual Webby Awards, with the 42-year-old half-Ecuadorian among the honorees.

Christina AguileraAguilera won the Webby Award for Music Video, General Video (Video) category for the new music video for her hit single “Beautiful.” “Beautiful (2022 Version)” was released to celebrate the 20-year-old anniversary of her Stripped album.

It’s Aguilera’s first-ever Webby Awards win.

 

Other winners include SZA as Artist of the Year, Tracee Ellis Ross with a Special Achievement Award and Sharon Horgan as Best Actress.

Barack ObamaLizzo, Doja Cat, Blackpink, Hugh Jackman, Jimmy Kimmel, Hoda Kotb, Trixie Mattel, Serena Williams, the cast of Stranger Things and the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever were also among the award recipients.

“This year’s Webby Winners speak to the incredible potential of the Internet and the people who shape it,” Claire Graves, president of The Webby Awards, said in a statement. “They have set the benchmark for excellence in their respective category and are an inspiration for us all to continue striving towards a more connected and creative digital world.”

Roy Wood Jr. will host the Webby Awards ceremony set to take place on Monday, May 15 at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Special Achievement Winners

Webby Lifetime Achievement Award: Shigetaka Kurita, the creator of the emoji, for his significant contribution to the worldwide cultural zeitgeist and impact on the way we communicate.

Webby Breakout of The Year Award: ChatGPT, the game-changing, generative AI writing tool that created a digital phenomenon that’s changing the way we work and create.

Webby Artist of The Year: SZA for the instant classic SOS, the true intention and consideration she injects into her work, and for her ingenious use of the Internet to share unique, brilliantly honest art.

Webby Special Achievement Award: Tracee Ellis Ross for her ingenious use of the Internet to share multidimensional stories of belonging, increase Black representation in the beauty industry, and serve as a constant, positive force.

Webby Podcast of The YearSmartLess, honoring Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett for bringing nostalgia and laughter to listeners on their podcast SmartLess.

Webby Best Actress: Sharon Horgan for capturing the Internet’s attention with her acclaimed Apple TV+ show Bad Sisters, which she created, executive produced and stars in, as well as for her incredible career in comedy as a voice of radical self-awareness and razor-sharp wit.

Webby Special Achievement Award: Tobe Nwigwe for his innovative use of the Internet to create art that is imaginative and poignant as seen in his album moMINTS and his role as ‘Nick’ in the Netflix series Mo.

Webby Special Achievement AwardUnder the Desk News for making the news accessible and understandable to young people through their candid, hard-hitting and synoptic reporting, all done in bite-sized pieces on Tik Tok.

2023 Winner Highlights

  • Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4 won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, Branded Entertainment (Video)
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah– “America’s Door Problem” won the Webby Award for Comedy, General Video (Video)
  • Recess Therapy’s “It’s Corn” won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Video Remixes/Mashups, General Video (Video)
  • Trixie Mattel Transforms Into Dr. Manhattan won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, General Video (Video)
  • Christina Aguilera – Beautiful (2022 Version) won the Webby Award for Music Video, General Video (Video)
  • Discord won the Webby Award for Community, General Websites and Mobile Sites, (Websites and Mobile Sites)
  • Spotify’s 2022 Wrapped won the Webby Award for Best Mobile Visual Design – Aesthetic, Mobile Specific Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)
  • Google Store won the Webby Award for Best Mobile User Experience, Mobile Specific Features & Design (Websites and Mobile Sites)
  • Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez won the Webby Award for Fashion & Beauty, General Social (Social)
  • Doja Cat x Taco Bell: A “Contractual” Partnership won the Webby Award for Best Influencer or Creator Endorsement, Features (Social)
  • My BTS Story won the Webby Award for Best Community Engagement, Features (Social)
  • LIZZO’S BIG GIRLS | Womxn’s History Month | Animated Social Video won the Webby Award for Arts & Entertainment, Social Video (Social)
  • Disney’s TikTok won the Webby Award for Entertainment, General Social (Social)
  • HBO Max’s “Negroni Sbagliato” won the Webby Award for Best Use of Video, Features (Social)
  • PinkVenomChallenge – YouTube Shorts x BLACKPINK won the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Partnership or Collaboration, Features (Social)
  • Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won the Webby Award for TV, Film & Entertainment, Social Content Series (Social)
  • Pod Save AmericaObama’s Advice For Democrats won the Webby Award for Featured Guest, Individual Episodes (Podcasts)
  • ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts won the Webby Award for Sports, General Series (Podcasts)
  • FIFA 23 x TED LASSO won the Webby Award for In-Game Integration, Individual (Advertising, Media & PR)
  • Netflix Stranger Things Global Rift Takeover won the Webby Award for Experience Marketing, Individual (Advertising, Media & PR)
  • The Coors Light featuring Patrick Mahomes won the Webby Award for Best Partnership or Collaboration, Advertising Campaigns (Advertising, Media & PR)
  • Steak-umm Beef Sheets featuring Jimmy Kimmel won the Webby Award for Digital Campaign, Advertising Campaigns (Advertising, Media & PR)
  • The Apple TV app won the Webby Award for Best Streaming or OTT Service, App Features (Apps, dApps and Software)
  • Never Done Evolving featuring Serena Williams won the Webby Award for Technical Achievement, Virtual Video Features (Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual)

For the complete list of winners check the website here.

Webby Winners are selected by the IADAS. Members include Questlove, DJ and Producer; Tan France, Fashion Designer, Television Personality & Author; Natalie Guzman, Co-President & CMO, Savage X Fenty; Werner Vogels CTO, Amazon; Roxanne Gay, Host, The Roxanne Gay Agenda; Quinta Brunson, Writer, Director and Actor; Ziwe Fumudoh, Comedian and Writer; Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code; LeVar Burton, Actor, Podcaster and TV Host; Takashi Murakami, Artist; Samantha Bee, Comedian; and Tracy Chou, Founder & CEO, Block Party.

Barbie Ferreira to Star in the HBO Max Film “UNPregnant”

Barbie Ferreirais reporting for BFF duty…

 The 22-year-old Brazilian American actress and model will star in HBO MAX’s adaptation of Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan’s novel UNPregnant.

Barbie Ferreira

Ferreira will star opposite Haley Lu Richardson in the film, which will be directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

UNpregnant tells the story of 17-year-old Veronica (Richardson), who never thought she’d want to fail a test—that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with two solid pink lines. With a promising college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make. This tough and never-taken-lightly decision leads her on a 900+ mile road trip to New Mexico over three days with her ex-best friend Bailey (Ferreira), where they discover that one of the most important factors in your life is who your friends are.

The film hails from Erik Feig’s Picturestart and Greg Berlanti Productions.

Ferreira most recently starred on HBO’s Zendaya-led drama series Euphoria, as well as appearances on Divorce.

Ferreira starred in the Vice series How to Behave, about etiquette, which earned her a Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host. She also starred in the Teen Vogue web series Body Party, about body positivity.

Residente Wins Two Webby Awards for His Popular Website

He may be a music star, but Residente is also a master of the internet…

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, writer, producer and founder of the alternative rap group Calle 13 is among the winners of the 21st annual Webby Awards, announced Tuesday.

Residente

Residente, whose real name is René Pérez Joglar, picked up in the Best Music Website and Best Celebrity/Fan Website (Websites) categories.

The Webby Awards, organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honor the best of the internet.

Webbys winners were selected by a panel of judges that include Jimmy KimmelMaking a Murderer co-creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, Instagram executive Eva Chen, Questlove and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

A ceremony to award the winners will be held May 15 with host Joel McHale. It will be streamed online on May 16.

Maldonado & Pentatonix Receive Webby Award Nomination for Dolly Parton Collaboration “Jolene”

Kirstin Maldonado is having a webtastic year…

The 24-year-old half-Mexican and part-Spanish American singer and her fellow Pentatonix group mates have earned a Webby Award nomination from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences for their collaboration with Dolly Parton on a cover of the country singer’s classic “Jolene.”

Pentatonix - Jolene

Pentatonix and Parton, who won a Grammy for their effort, are nominated in the Viral: Film & Video category for “Jolene,” which has logged nearly 24 million views on YouTube.

Residente has picked up two Webby Award nominations. The 39-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and former Calle 13 member nominated in the Websites: Celebrity/Fan category and the Websites: Music category. 

Selena Gomez’s Revival Tour has earned a nod in the Social: Celebrity/Fan category, while Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company earned a nomination in the Social: Corporate Communications category.

The Webby Awards are a celebration of the year’s best websites, interactive advertising, and online film and video.

Winners of the 21st annual Webbys, which will be announced on April 25, will be decided by a panel of IADAS members.

The public can also vote online for one award, the People’s Voice award, from Tuesday, April 4, through Thursday, April 20.

The Webby Awards will be celebrated at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 15. The show will be available to watch online May 16.

Here’s a look at the Latino nominees:

Websites: Celebrity/Fan
– Residente
– Vanity Fair’s Vanities
– PharrellWilliams.com
– Leon Bridges Website
– Stranger Things Type Generator

Websites: Music
– Residente
– Pandora
– Vevo
– Eye of the Stormers
– 20FT Radio

Social: Celebrity/Fan
– Revival Tour by Selena Gomez
– Celebrating Asian TV
– The Ellen DegGeneres
– Brooklyn & Bailey
– Martha Stewart Facebook Live

Social: Corporate Communications
– NASA Social Media
– Casper
– Dollar Shave Club
– MailChimp: Corporate Communications
– The Honest Company

Viral: Film & Video
– @midnight: Relax with Bubble Wrap (Facebook Live)
– Marty McFly & Doc Brown Visit Jimmy Kimmel Live
– The Viral Experiment
– #MoreThanMean – Women in Sports ‘Face’ Online Harassment
– Pentatonix & Dolly Parton – “Jolene”

For the full list of nominees, click here.

Anthony Earns Webby Awards Nomination for His Online Video Series “Stay Melo”

Carmelo Anthony is a web master…

Nominations for the 20th annual Webby Awards have been announced, with the 31-year-old half-Puerto Rican New York Knicks star making the list of nominees.

Carmelo Anthony in Stay Melo

Anthony earned a nod in the Best Web Personality/Host (Online Film & Video) for his online video series, “Stay Melo” (also known as #StayMe7o).

Anthony’s competing in that category against YouTube star Tyler Oakley, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” host Jerry Seinfeld, “Kid PresidentRobby Novak and “The Slow Mo Guys,” who create science-themed videos in slow motion.

But Anthony isn’t the only Latino athlete to earn a nomination…

Neymar Jr. is nominated in the Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (Online Film & Video) category.

The 24-year-old Brazilian soccer star, who plays for FC Barcelona, is nominated for The Neymar Jr. Effect. It’s a mobile game that allows you to move your phone around to take the pitch as Brazil’s #10.

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) is celebrating the 20th annual Webby Awards this year, recognizing noteworthy trends and advancements on the web.

IADAS members will select the winners, which will be announced April 26 and presented at May 16 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

The public has a chance to cast their votes for their pick of the best of the Internet. Voting for the Webby People’s Voice Awards is open from now until Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM (PT).

Here are the categories featuring Latino/Latino-themed content:

Best Web Personality/Host (Online Film & Video)

  • Tyler Oakley
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
  • The Slow Mo Guys
  • Kid President
  • Carmelo Anthony

Events (Social)

  • Coders vs. Cancer
  • #RugbyBattle
  • Instaconcert
  • The 69th Annual Tony Awards: An Integrated Digital Experience
  • The 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards – Social Media Celebration

Virtual Reality: Gaming, Interactive or Real-Time (Online Film & Video)

  • Cardboard Crash VR for Google Cardboard
  • Insidious Chapter 3: Into the Further
  • House on Hallow Hill
  • William Hill: Get in the Race
  • The Neymar Jr. Effect

Louis C.K. Nabs Two TCA Awards…

Louis C.K. is apparently unstoppable…

The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian—who recently racked up a record-breaking seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations—picked up yet another award for his starring role on FX’s Louie.

Louis CK

Louis C.K. took home the Individual Achievement in Comedy award at the Television Critics Association’s 28th Annual TCA Awards, which honored the best programming of the 2011-2012 season.

In addition, Louis C.K.’s series Louie scored its first TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

It’s the latest pair of awards for Louis C.K., who created the semi-autobiographical series. In February, he won a Grammy Award for his comedy album “Hilarious.” He won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He picked up four awards at Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards, and he was named the Webby Awards Person of the Year in May.
Check out the full list of 2012 TCA Award winners below:

Individual Achievement in Drama: Claire Danes (Homeland, Showtime)

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Louis C.K. (Louie, FX)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: 60 Minutes (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program: Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Masterpiece: Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Louie (FX)

Career Achievement Award: David Letterman

Heritage Award: Cheers

Program of the Year: Game of Thrones (HBO)

Louis C.K. Breaks Record for Most Emmy Nods in Same Year

Louis C.K. may be the reigning “King of Comedy”… But the jack of all trades is apparently an Emmy darling as well.

The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian racked up a record-breaking seven nominations during Thursday morning’s Primetime Emmy nominations announcement.

Louis CK

Louis C.K. was nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series category for his critically acclaimed FX series Louie, which he also writes, directs and edits.

His behind-the-scenes work on the “Louie” earned him writing and directing Emmy nods.

Meanwhile, Louis C.K.’s self-produced stand-up special Live at the Beacon Theater also earned him four nominations, bringing his total to an impressive seven nominations, the highest of any individual in one year.

According to A.V. Club that honor was previously held by David Lynch, who earned five nods for the first season of Twin Peaks.

In an interview with The New York Times, Louis C.K. felt some guilt for earning so many individual nominations.

“That’s a lot of nominations. It feels selfish, because I was really rooting for everybody on my show, so I feel a little selfish,” said the comedian, who’s upcoming comedy tour is already selling out .

Louis C.K. said he would’ve liked to have seen Louie nominated for Outstanding Comedy so he could share the Emmy love with the cast and crew.

“I would have loved to see it nominated, for everybody that works for me. But I don’t think I got robbed or something,” said Louis C.K. “That’s all craziness and I don’t believe in that. We’re a little show on FX. Anything you get is great.”

C.K. has been on the receiving end of a lot of accolades lately. In February, he won a Grammy Award for his comedy album “Hilarious.” He won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He picked up four awards at Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards, and he was named the Webby Awards Person of the Year in May.

Meanwhile, Sofia Vergara scored a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It’s the 40-year-old Colombian actress’ third straight nod in that category for her work on ABC’s Modern Family.

And Bobby Cannavale earned a nod for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy for playing Cameron’s “estranged ex-clown partner” on ABC’s Modern Family. The 42-year-old half-Cuban American actor, who won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005 for his guest-starring role on NBC’s Will and Grace, had previously earned a Critics’ Choice Television Awards nomination for that memorable role.

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast on September 23 on ABC.