Hamilton, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Win at Webby Awards
Hamilton and Ratatouille: The TikiTok Musical won at last night’s Webby Awards.
Held annually, the Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet.
The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) is the organization behind the 25th Annual Webby Awards.
The Webby Awards
Nominees are eligible to win the internet industry’s two most prestigious awards: The Webby Award, selected by the Academy, and The Webby People’s Voice Award, voted on by Internet fans around the world.
“Since its inception in 1997, The Webby Awards has celebrated inspiring Internet talent and visionary innovation,” said Claire Graves, executive director of The Webby Awards. “The 25th annual Webby nominees represent far more than innovation. Despite so much adversity this year, the creators behind our nominated work have found new and exciting ways to use their platforms and creativity to help the world stay connected.”
“This past year saw the unprecedented acceleration of virtual engagement caused by COVID-19. To honor the creative and innovative ways that people stayed connected through the internet, The Webbys announced nominees across a new suite of virtual & temote categories for virtual events, remote experiences and VR & 360.
Hamilton Cast Twitter Watch Party
The Twitter Watch Party hosted by Disney+ for the premiere of Hamilton won two awards – the Webby Award for social events and livestreams, and the People’s Voice Award for social events and livestreams.
In case you’ve forgotten what happened more than 10 months ago (!!), Disney+ hosted a Twitter Watch Party on July 3, with Lin Manuel-Miranda and the rest of the cast of Hamilton. This was the premiere weekend of Hamilton on Disney+ and it was a blockbuster weekend for Disney+!
Hamilton premieres on #DisneyPlus this Friday!⭐️Join the watch party and tweet along with the cast of the show starting at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET using #Hamilfilm, and tune-in to a special pre-show starting at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET. pic.twitter.com/DiQ5yDMvMK
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) July 2, 2020
While Disney didn’t release watch numbers for Hamilton’s opening weekend on Disney+, some reports suggest Hamilton was viewed upwards of 789,000 times in just the few days of its release.
The Twitter Watch Party garnered more than two million tweets about Hamilton on that opening weekend.
Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical
Another fan favorite to win at the Webby Awards was Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. Ratatouille snagged the People’s Voice Award for social television and film (video).
The ratatousical raised more than two million dollars for The Actors Fund. It ran for 72 hours, was created by 130+ TikTok creators and Broadway professionals and was viewed by 350,000 fans.
Also nominated in the social television and film (video) category was the Disney+ library stunt video – a compilation of the movie library available on Disney+.
Disney has a long history of nominations and wins at The Webby Awards.
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