Greta Thunberg, Nasa and Fortnite among winners of 2019 Webby awards
The accolades for internet excellence will be presented in May.
Campaigning teenager Greta Thunberg has joined Will Smith, Nasa, Fortnite and Disney as 2019 Webby Award winners for internet excellence.
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners on Tuesday.
🎨: 17th & Oak pic.twitter.com/szmXnDoA9l— Disney (@Disney) April 19, 2019
Smith’s The Jump won a Webby for events and live stream video while Disney was chosen the WebbyMedia Company of the Year for earning the most honours across all Webby categories with 32 wins overall.
Happy #EarthDay !— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) April 22, 2019
This is what’s needed to stay below 1,5°C of warming.
Note that this doesn’t include the aspect of equity, feedback loops or additional warming hidden by toxic air pollution.
Sorry to bother but it’s time to act. pic.twitter.com/TJG8TPzlXw
Fortnite is recognised in the game category, and Nasa won for best overall social presence.
Issa Rae is the Webby video person of the year for using the internet to showcase breakthrough content from diverse creators.
As we celebrate #EarthDay, enjoy these views of our home that can only be seen from the distance of deep space. In conjunction with our #Apollo50th anniversary, we’re sharing thoughts from our @NASA_Astronauts who’ve beheld the beauty of Earth from afar: https://t.co/P5HIAf4TyJ pic.twitter.com/dVlzftmB45— NASA (@NASA) April 22, 2019
Teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg scored a Webby for social movement of the year for igniting the #FridaysForFuture global movement for climate justice.
The 23rd annual Webby Awards will be presented in New York City on May 13.