*Jay Z, Google, Netflix and crowdfunding site Kickstarter are among the winners of this year’s Webby Awards, which honors Internet achievement.
The awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a group of about 1,000 Web experts and Internet professionals. Judges included Tumblr founder David Karp and “House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey.
Will Ferrell, Medium, Mashable, Vine, QuizUp, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bieber and Airbnb are also among this year’s Webby Award winners announced Monday. Five hundred thousand fans from over 200 countries cast their votes for the Webby People’s Voice Awards, with Vice Media, Google and Tumblr racking up the most People’s Voice wins.
Jay Z won the best music app category for his Magna Carta Holy Grail app, while his wife Beyonce was the winner of the celebrity fan category for Beyonce.com.
The winners of the 18th Annual Webby Awards will be honored at the official awards ceremony on May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street, hosted by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt.
Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig won a lifetime achievement award. Lessig co-founded Creative Commons, which provides a way for people to license their online work for public use.