The 22nd Annual Webby Awards is honoring David Letterman with a Webby Special Achievement Award for his breakthrough Netflix talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.
Not only is this an aptly named series for a show that is packed with star power, kicking off with an interview with President Barack Obama, but the format and subject matter itself is a fantastic contribution to the Internet and world. As Letterman sits down with world-renowned guests and celebrities for in-depth discussions on humanity and the challenges facing our world today, he lends his massive platform and decades-in-the-making trusted voice to a series of important issues, humanitarian crises, and beyond. This is an entirely new format for the former Late Night host—and one that demonstrates his interest in delving far deeper into person-to-person interviews, as well as his unique understanding of what’s possible on the Internet where the constraints of television programming don’t exist.
For making the Internet his next medium through which to create, engage, and inspire us, it is our great honor to present David Letterman with a Webby Special Achievement Award this year.