Fandom scoops Webby Award for Video Entertainment
Fandom, the world’s largest fan platform, has won a Webby Award for its ‘Honest Trailers’ offering – a series of online videos created in the visual style of movie trailers that poke fun at traditional films and video games. The content received the People’s Voice for Video Entertainment Award, at what was the 25th annual Webby Awards programme.
“We are thrilled to win our sixth Webby People’s Voice award for fan-favourite Honest Trailers, a franchise that has consistently engaged audiences,” said Michael Chiang, Chief Business Officer of Fandom. “It is Fandom’s mission to enhance fan experiences, so winning in the People’s Voice category is extra meaningful to us.”
Executive Director of The Webby Awards, Claire Graves, added: “Fandom has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet. This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
The Honest Trailers series has also previously received four Emmy-nominations, and has one prior Webby win, and the company’s gaming division provides gameplay solutions and subscriptions. With more than 330 million fans engaging every month, Fandom provides an online source for entertainment storylines, characters, levels and more, seeking to enhance fan experiences of existing content through additional takes.
The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honouring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996, this year’s programme received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide.
Stephanie Fried, Fandom’s Chief Marketing Officer, will be speaking at the upcoming FIPP D2C Summit in June, and you can find out more about her ahead of the event here.