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Keke Palmer and other stars shine at the 28th annual Webby Awards

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The 28th annual Webby Awards celebrated the achievements of top internet personalities, visionaries, and activists in a star-studded ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The event, hosted by Amber Ruffin, recognized the best in digital content across various platforms.

Keke Palmer’s Special Achievement

Actress and entrepreneur Keke Palmer graced the event in a stunning cream-colored ensemble to accept the Webby Special Achievement Award. Palmer was honored for the success of her digital platforms “Baby, This Is Keke Palmer” and KeyTV, which have significantly impacted the online community.

Shannon Sharpe’s Advocacy Recognized

Shannon Sharpe, the NFL champion and host of the “Club Shay Shay” podcast, was presented with the Webby Advocate of the Year Award by Derrick Johnson, President of the NAACP. Sharpe’s contributions to sports commentary and advocacy were celebrated as he continues to give back to the community through his work.

Jerrod Carmichael’s Comedic Excellence

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael received the Webby Outstanding Comedic Performance Award for his work on the “Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show.” His acceptance speech encouraged the audience to take risks and strive for excellence in their endeavors.

Laverne Cox’s Impactful Podcast

Actress and activist Laverne Cox was awarded the Webby Award for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Podcasts. Her podcast, “The Laverne Cox Show,” was recognized for addressing healing and collective trauma, proving to be a necessary and possible avenue for discussion and change.

The full list of Webby Award winners showcases the diversity and creativity of content creators who are shaping the digital landscape. Their achievements highlight the importance of innovation and representation in the ever-evolving world of online media.

For those interested in exploring more about these influential figures, Keke Palmer’s new memoir, ‘Master Of Me,’ offers an intimate look at her personal journey and growth.

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