25th Webby Awards Animation Winners

Winners for The 25th Annual Webby Awards were announced on Tuesday, May 18, culminating with an online celebration hosted by actress, advocate and host Jameela Jamil.

The Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. From the thousands of global entries submitted, fewer than 10% were selected as Nominees. The organizations earning the highest number of nominations this year include Google (22), HBO (20), Comedy Central (19), Condé Nast (16), National Geographic (13), Spotify (14), CNN (11), ViacomCBS (11), Vox Media (10) The Washington Post (9), Disney (9), Netflix (9), Annapurna Interactive (8), FRONTLINE (7), ABC News (7), BBC (6), Crooked Media (6), Tastemade (4), NPR (4), MTV (4) and Apple (4).

The Awards honor achievements across dozens of categories, so here’s a quick run down of the 2021 animation, VFX and gaming winners. You can find all the winners online.

Frank Sinatra 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow!' (Official Music Video)
Frank Sinatra ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow!‘ (Official Music Video)


Animation Video:

  • Webby Winner: Frank Sinatra ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ (Official Music Video) | Legacy Recordings
  • People’s Voice Winner: Dua Lipa ‘Hallucinate’ | The Mill
  • Miquela ‘Speak Up’ | Brud
  • Right Now | Giant Ant
  • Where Do the Children Play? | Black Dog Films

Animation (Branded):

  • Webby Winner: #wombstories | AMVBBDO
  • People’s Voice Winner: It’s Time to Assemble | RSA Films
  • HBO Backstories: Watchmen | Wieden+Kennedy
  • The Crossover: Earl “The Pearl” Monroe | Squarespace
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands | Blizzard Ent.

Animation (Series & Channels):

  • Webby Winner: Life After | CNN
  • People’s Voice Winner: Countdown to Destruction | Mini Estudio
  • History of White People in America | WORLD Channel, Independent Lens and Room 608
  • Tales from the Trip | Comedy Central Digital
  • The Gene Explained: For Those without Microscopes | Baker & Hill / WETA

Advertising, Media & PR

Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics:

  • Webby Winner: #wombstories | AMVBBDO
  • People’s Voice Winner: #EdgarsChristmas | Jung von Matt Donau GmbH
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light – Reveal Trailer | The Mill
  • Gif a Little Love | Critical Mass
  • The Fight for Fair | Havas Chicago

Apps and Software


  • Webby Winner: HBO Max
  • People’s Voice Winner: TV Tim
  • Ghosted: Love Gone Missing | Unrd
  • Reelgood Streaming Guide
  • The Star Wars App | Disney

Family & Kids

  • Webby Winner: Duolingo ABC
  • PBS KIDS Video App
  • RakugariAR | Whatever Inc.
  • The Cat in the Hat Invents | Random House
  • WWF Amazing Planet | Kids Industries
The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us Part II



  • Webby & People’s Voice Winner: The Last of Us Part II | Naughty Dog
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery | Jam City
  • Tohu | Fireart Games
  • The Pathless | Annapurna Interactive
  • Visage | SadSquare Studio Inc.

Family & Kids:

  • Webby Winner: Story Time Chess | Thinking Cup Games
  • People’s Voice Winner: PBS KIDS Games App
  • Adventure Academy | Age of Learning, Inc.
  • Carto | Sunhead Games
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum – Hero Maker | 9 Story Media Group
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima


  • Webby Winner: Deep Rock Galactic | Ghost Ship Games
  • People’s Voice Winner: HoloVista | Aconite Co
  • Next Stop Nowhere | Night School Studio
  • Solar Explorer: New Dawn | Dwarf Cavern AS
  • The Boy in the Book | CYOD Ltd.

Best Art DirectionWebby Winner: Ghost of Tsushima | Sony Interactive Ent.

  • People’s Voice Winner: Sky: Children of Light | thatgamecompany
  • Borderlands 3 | 2K
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War | Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition | Annapurna Interactive
The Book of Distance
The Book of Distance

Virtual & Remote

Best Narrative Experience:

  • Webby Winner: The Book of Distance | National Film Board of Canada
  • People’s Voice Winner: The Present | Ruse and Subterfuge LLC, Geffen Playhouse
  • Gloomy Eyes | ATLAS V, 3DAR, Arte France, Ryot, HTC Vive Originals
  • Huluween – The Screamlands | Hulu
  • Paper Birds | 3DAR

More animated winners:
Among UsSpecial Achievement, Webby Breakout of the Year
Creature Discomforts: Life in Lockdown | ENGINE – Advertising, Media & PR, Social Video, Webby
Gorillaz Aries Arcade Game | Warner Records – Advertising, Media & PR, Game or Application, People’s Voice
Start with Connection | DiMassimo Goldstein and Partnership to End Addiction – Video, Best Art Direction, People’s Voice
The Tiny Chef Show – Social, Arts & Entertainment, People’s Voice

Did your project win a Webby in a category not mentioned here? Email info@www.animationmagazine.net and let us know.



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