TCC’s ‘This Ain’t Your Average Talk Show’ tapped as honoree in Video: Unscripted category
May 14, 2021 (NEW YORK, NY) – The Creative Coalition’s “This Ain’t Your Average Talk Show” has been honored for Best Video: Unscripted by the 25th Annual Webby Awards, it was announced today. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
“Honorees like The Creative Coalition are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,500 entries we received this year.”
“The Creative Coalition is thrilled and honored to be recognized by the Webby Awards, especially for this very special project that brought together cancer patients with their favorite artists,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “Our guiding star is the power of the arts to shine light on issues that need urgent attention and pushing for advancements in treating glioblastoma couldn’t be more important. We share this tremendous honor with the people whose stories are at the heart of this event.”
The Creative Coalition’s “This Ain’t Your Average Talk Show” aired exclusively on People.com and People TV in October 2020. The special charity event was hosted by patients living with glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, who interviewed their favorite celebrities, including Tim Daly, Edie Falco, Jim Gaffigan, Rosie O’Donnell, Zachary Levi, Sarah Paulson, Bob Saget, Iliza Shlesinger, and Aisha Tyler — with a special music performance by GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter MAJOR. The event, made possible through the generous support of Novocure, was produced by actor and producer Erich Bergen and Aimie Billon.
IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Internet inventor Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker; MOMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli; Host of NPR’s Code Switch Shereen Marisol Meraji; R/GA Global Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe; Co-Inventor of the Internet Vint Cerf; DJ and Founder, Club Quarantine D-Nice; Co-host Desus & Mero on Showtime Desus Nice; SVP of Content at Twitch Michael Aragon; Twitter Senior Director, Product Design Richard Ting; and Founders of VERZUZ Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
THE CREATIVE COALITION is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president. www.TheCreativeCoalition.org
THE WEBBY AWARDS, hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Brandlive, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week. www.webbyawards.com
Seth Adam, The Lead PR
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