NPR, NYTimes.com and NBC.com were among this year’s top Webby Award winners. Organizers from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners this morning, along with the results of The Webby People’s Voice Awards.
The Guardian won the Webby for best newspaper Web site. It was a winner for three years in a row before losing to NYTimes.com last year (The Observer was also a nominee and an honoree for best practices). NYTimes.com got the best practices and best copy/writing awards and got the most People’s Voice votes for best newspaper site.
Best business blog went to 5 Blogs Before Lunch, while Alphaville, the New York-based financial site now owned by The Financial Times, won the People’s Voice Award for best business blog. The Economist‘s U.S. policy blog Democracy in America won the Webby for best political blog, although The Huffington Post was voted best political blog for the People’s Voice award. The Huffington Post did recieve a best politics Web site Webby, though.
BBC won a Webby for best news Web site, and received the most votes for the People’s Voice award in that category. They also came out on top in the lifestyle category for its online climate change site, Bloom.
Other sites that took both a Webby Award and a People’s Voice Award include Boston.com’s “The Big Picture” feature for best use of photography; 1000 Awesome Things for best cultural/personal blog and TheAtlantic.com for best magazine.
NPR took the Webby and People’s Voice awards for radio. Wired.com won the most People’s Voice votes, taking the categories of copy/writing, consumer electronics (for Gadget Lab) and science (for Wired Science).
Next New Networks, New York’s independent producer of online TV networks, won five awards, including one for their Barely Political Bill O’Reilly remix.
Late Night‘s Jimmy Fallon received a “special achievement” award as person of the year (must’ve been from all that Digging and Twittering!). Twitter recevied the Webby breakout of the year award and Trent Reznor was the Webby artist of the Year.
A full list of winners can be found here. They will receive their awards at a ceremony in New York on June 8 as part of Internet Week.