The Webby Artist of the Year was established to recognize an individual or group of entertainers or artists who have used the Internet to support their creative heights in 2006. Although the Webby Awards recognizes the creative mini-games and highly interactive design of gorillaz.com – one of the most entertaining and visited band sites on the Web – this honor as Artist of the Year also recognizes the ingenuity, originality and executive of Gorillaz as the epitome of convergent contemporary media. Using music as a platform, the “band” successfully integrates illustration, motion graphics, animation, puppetry and cutting-edge holographic technology to create an unrivaled spectacle of sight and sound. They are truly a precursor to a young and inspired revolution in audiovisual performance.
Webby Artist of the Year