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Webby Award Winners Include Jay Z, Pharrell, Justin Bieber, HBO, Google and More

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 28, 2014 at 12:24PM

Winners of the 18th annual Webby Awards have been announced. Among the honorees are celebrities Jay Z, Pharrell, Will Ferrell and Justin Bieber, and companies Netflix, Google, Mashable and Vice Media. They'll be feted at an awards ceremony at New York's landmark Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 19. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the show be available to view On Demand on May 20.
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Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams

Winners of the 18th annual Webby Awards have been announced. Among the honorees are celebrities Jay Z, Pharrell, Will Ferrell and Justin Bieber, and companies Netflix, Google, Mashable and Vice Media. 

They'll be feted at an awards ceremony at New York's landmark Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 19. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the show be available to view On Demand on May 20. Though Internet fans selected winners of the Webby People's Voice Awards, judges across other categories included Arianna Huffington, and "House of Cards" producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.

Highlights below:

Webby Lifetime Achievement Award: Lawrence Lessig, co-founder of Creative Commons.

Webby Breakout of the Year: Kickstarter

Webby Artist of the Year: De La Soul

Webby Special Achievement: Freddie Wong, helmer of hit YouTube series "Video Game High School"

Best Music App: Jay Z's "Magna Carter"

Celebrity People's Voice Award: Beyonce

People's Voice Award for Best Use of Interactive Video: Pharrell, "24 Hour Happy"

Best Comedy, Long Form or Series: Funny or Die for "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bieber"

Best Writing, Editorial: The New Yorker

Best Media Streaming: HBO Go

More winners here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.