Louis C.K., Juliette Lewis and more snag Webby awards for their online comedy work

By | May 3, 2012 at 11:06 am | No comments | News | Tags: , , , ,

The winners of the 16th Annual Webby Awards have been announced and while there are more than 70 categories spanning every possible area of the Internet, the world of comedy made its mark this year, receiving awards in a variety of categories including some of the highest honors.

It should come as no surprise that the Webby Person of the Year was comedian Louis C.K. whose latest stand-up special was released solely through his website and went on to achieve great success both critically and financially, demonstrating a new means for celebrities to reach their audience. Viral video sensation “Sh*t Girls Say” picked up Webby Actresses of the Year for Juliette Lewis and Graydon Sheppard. The Onion managed to pick up two awards for Best Writing (Editorial) and Humor. Even comedy for kids won a couple of awards, including The Muppets Mahna Mahna website and Sesame Street.

Check out the list of the websites and people within the world of comedy that snagged Webby awards this year.

Webby Person of the Year
Louis C.K.

Webby Actresses of the Year
Juliette Lewis and Graydon Sheppard of “Sh*t Girls Say”

Best Writing (Editorial)
People’s Voice Winner
The Onion

http://TheOnion.com

Blog – Cultural
People’s Voice Winner
Cheezburger
www.knowyourmeme.com

Celebrity/Fan
People’s Voice Winner
Team Coco Digital

http://www.teamcoco.com

Humor
Webby Award Winner
The Onion

http://TheOnion.com

People’s Voice Winner
Cracked

http://www.cracked.com

Movie and Film
People’s Voice Winner
Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
The Muppets Mahna Mahna

http://www.muppetsmahnamahna.com/

Weird
People’s Voice Winner
João Rocha

Kim Jong-Il looking at things

http://kimjongillookingatthings.tumblr.com/

Youth
Webby Award Winner
Hello Monday

Sesame Street Muppets

http://www.sesamestreet.org/muppets

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Chelsea Dallas Falato

Chelsea spends her days employed by a small entertainment company in New Jersey making mix CDs while listening to comedy podcasts. Her nights are spent watching more television than any one person should. Also, she's on Twitter (@chelseadallas).