Miranda, “Game of Thrones” ‥MeToo figure take Webby Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Game of Thrones” and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year’s Webby Awards.
Miranda won the Webby for public service and social activism for his work raising money for charities assisting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Susan Fowler, the former Uber employee whose harassment revelations helped lead to the ouster of the company’s CEO and bolstered the #MeToo movement, was named Webbys person of the year.
The awards, which honor internet excellence, were announced Tuesday and will be presented May 14 at a New York ceremony hosted by comedian Amber Ruffin.
Winners from music include Jay-Z, Katy Perry and Lada Gaga.
“Game of Thrones” won for best overall online presence, and the video game phenomenon Fortnite won for best multiplayer competitive game.