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The Hollywood Reporter Wins Webby Award for Its Blackfamous Roundtable


The Hollywood Reporter’s Blackfamous Roundtable has won a Webby Award.

THR was honored with the award in the category of diversity, equality and inclusion, social video.

The roundtable consisted of a discussion with Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Larenz Tate and Lynn Whitfield, moderated by THR editor-in-chief Nekesa Mumbi Moody. The group talked about the power and privilege of being legends among black fans and how the new Hollywood landscape is making entertainment both less segmented and less intimate.

The Webbys Ceremony, celebrating the best of the internet, will take place May 15 at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street, with Roy Wood Jr. as host. The show is known for limiting winners to five-word acceptance speeches.

The nominees were announced on April 4 and the winners were revealed on April 25. Apple, Rihanna, Discord, Serena Williams, Selena Gomez, BTS, Former President Barack Obama, Doja Cat, Steph Curry, Nike, Lizzo and The daily show are also among the winners in several categories, including podcasts, games, websites, video, social and apps.

“This year’s Webby winners speak to the incredible potential of the Internet and the people who shape it,” said Claire Graves, president of the Webby Awards. “They have set the benchmark for excellence in their respective category and are an inspiration to us all to continue striving for a more connected and creative digital world.”

The winners are voted on by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, whose members include Questlove, Roxanne Gay, Quinta Brunson, Ziwe Fumudoh, LeVar Burton and Samantha Bee.

In addition, the Webbys will present several Special Achievement awards; honorees are ChatGPT, SZA, Tracee Ellis Ross and Sharon Horgan. Audible was named Webby Podcast Company of the Year and MTV Entertainment was named Webby Media Company of the Year, for the most awards across all Webby categories, with 11 wins.

Read more about this year’s winners.

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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