There were over 13,000 entries across hundreds of categories in six distinct fields - Websites, Social, Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Advertising, Media, & PR. Fan-voted People's Voice Awards were also given out. The Webby Awards named Solange "Artist Of The Year" yesterday, "in celebration of her remarkable use of the internet as a force for promoting community and diversity". Rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Best Video Remixes/Mashups prize for his track Swimming Pools (Drank), while Coldplay's promo for their track Up&Up won Best Music Video. The Women's March won the Social Movement Webby, InternetArchive.com won the Lifetime Achievement Webby, and Steve Buscemi won the Best Actor Webby for his work on "Horace and Pete". "For her unique understanding of the power of the collaborative nature of the internet, it's our privilege to honor Solange as the 2017 Artist of the Year". "Pokemon Go" was picked as best game and won two other awards after becoming a smartphone sensation last summer.
Officials at the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced they had chosen the Cranes in the Sky singer as the victor in a statement on Tuesday (25Apr17).
Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Google, and Planned Parenthood are just a few of the wide-ranging winners who will accept their awards on May 15 during a ceremony hosted by comedian Joel McHale.