Webby Awards 2013: list of winners, includes Jerry Seinfeld
Several winners for the Webby Awards 2013 were announced on Tuesday, April 30, and celebrities like Frank Ocean and Jerry Seinfeld nabbed top honors.
Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, like Arianna Huffington, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Instagram creator Kevin Systrom, selected the winners and a star-studded ceremony will be able to be seen at watch.webbyawards.com on May 22 at 9 a.m. ET.
Jerry Seinfeld won the Outstanding Comedic Performance award for his role on his web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." The web series, which had 10 episodes in its first installment, featured conversations between Seinfeld and celebrity guest stars like Alec Baldwin, Larry David, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.
R&B singer Frank Ocean won the Webby Person of the Year award and according to the Webby Awards website, Ocean will be honored "for proving the power of the Web as a medium for cultural change when he published his letter 'thank you's' to his Tumblr."
The site is referring to an open letter Ocean published to his Tumblr last year. He revealed that he once fell in love and had a relationship with a man. Ocean released his debut album "Channel Orange" in 2012 and he went on to win Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Record of the Year at the 2013 Grammy awards.
Other celebrity winners include Kevin Spacey, who along with Dana Brunetti, a producer and the president of Spacey's production company Trigger Street Productions, won the Webby Special Achievement award for creating and producing the Netflix original series "House of Cards."
Spacey stars in the series as Frank Underwood, a U.S. Representative from South Carolina who serves as the House Majority Whip. Underwood, a Democrat, sets a plan for revenge in motion after he gets passed over for the Secretary of State position.
Other Webby award winners include Justin Bieber for the launch of his "Girlfriend" fragrance and Lady Gaga for Gaga's Workshop.
Check out a list of Webby Award winners below and see the full list at the Webby Awards website.
Webby Special Achievement
Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti
Webby Person of the Year
Outstanding Comedic Performance
Jerry Seinfeld in "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
Webby Breakout of the Year
Obama for America 2012
Webby Artist of the Year
Webby Special Achievement
Webby Athlete of the Year
Chris Kluwe, punter for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings
Webby Lifetime Achievement
Steve Wilhite (inventor of the GIF file format)