Winners of the 16th annual Webby Awards have been announced with vogue.com taking the People’s Voice Award, voted on by Internet users like you, for best fashion website for a second year in a row. A panel of judges including Arianna Huffington, voted Nick Knight‘s SHOWstudio the Webby Award winner for best fashion website, besting the likes of NOWNESS.com and tmagazine.com. Meanwhile, Facebook‘s billion dollar baby Instagram was named Webby Breakout of the Year and Pinterest won best social media site.
Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a body of 1000 Web experts and Internet professionals, the Webbys highlight two winners of the World Wide Web in some 130 categories, voted on by the people and by their panel.
For his Live at the Beacon Theater stand-up special, comedian Louis C.K. was named Webby Person of the Year. Independently releasing the show on his website for $5 a download, Live at the Beacon Theater raked in over $1 million in less than two weeks. Other comedians such as Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan have followed suit.
Bj?rk was named Webby Artist of the Year for her multimedia project, Biophilia, billed as the world’s “first app album,” in collaboration with Apple.
Juliette Lewis and Graydon Sheppard shared the Webby Actress of the Year award for “Shit Girls Say,” the viral sensation that infamously spawned a seemingly neverending proliferation of parodies.
For a full list of winners of the 16th annual Webby Awards click here.
The Webbys will host their award ceremony on May 21 where winners can pick up their trophies and deliver their five-word acceptance speeches, as Anna Wintour surprisingly and succinctly did last year. [WWD, WSJ]