BTS, Dua Lipa, Kristen Bell, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and The Late Late Show With James Corden were among the multiple winners at the 2021 Webby Awards, presented Tuesday (May 18). The Webby Awards, now in their 25th year, celebrate creative work on the Internet.
Gregory Porter’s “Revival” music video and Katy Perry’s animated video for “Harleys In Hawaii” won for People’s Voice winner. The animated video for Frank Sinatra’s “Let It Snow” also won for best animated video.
Dua Lipa’s “Hallucinate” won a Webby People’s Voice Award for animation, general video. “Dua Lipa Has New Rules for COVID Dating” won a Webby Award for Comedy: Shortform, general video.
BTS’ ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment on The Late Late Show With James Corden won a Webby People’s Voice Award for variety & reality, general video. Kiswe Powers BTS’ Innovative Virtual Concert “Map of the Soul ON:E” won both a Webby Award and a Webby People’s Voice Award for music, general virtual & remote.
Pharrell Williams was the winner of the inaugural Webby Anthem Award. The award honors Williams for working toward racial equity in education and entrepreneurship by empowering a new generation of students in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and motivation (S.T.E.A.M.M.) through his nonprofit, YELLOW, and also for supporting Black and Latinx business owners through his newest nonprofit, Black Ambition.
Fans could watch this year’s show, hosted by actress, podcaster and activist Jameela Jamil, via the event’s official website. Katie Couric, Gayle King, Naomi Watts also appeared as presenters and special guests.
Outside of music, Comedy Central won as the Webby media company of the year for earning the most honors across all Webby categories: 14.
Andra Day and Riz Ahmed, who were Oscar-nominated for their performances in The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Sound of Metal, respectively, won Webbys for best actress and best actor for their work in those films.
Other special achievement award winners are Dr. Anthony Fauci (person of the year); mathematician Gladys Brown West (lifetime achievement award); Stop AAPI Hate (Manjusha Kulkarni, Cynthia Choi and Russell M. Jeung) (social movement of the year); Among Us (breakout of the year); and Celeste Barber; and José Andrés.
This year’s show was hosted by actress, podcaster and activist Jameela Jamil, via the event’s official website. Katie Couric, Gayle King, Naomi Watts also appeared as presenters and special guests.