The 22nd Annual Webby Awards is pleased to honor David Chang with a Webby Special Achievement Award for bringing nuanced conversations on food, authenticity, and culture to the Internet with the Netflix instant hit Ugly Delicious.
With each Ugly Delicious episode, Chang invites online audiences into holistic, diverse stories of the culinary industry that typically caters to a narrow worldview of food. The eight-episode series was an instant hit with the Internet community for its use of narrative storytelling, roundtable discussions, animation, and more to challenge the idea of traditional food. More than a show, Chang’s series serves as a digital platform of food diversity itself, by bringing the culinary contributions of Asian communities to the forefront of conversations about global cooking, and highlighting the creation and re-creation of world famous dishes in communities of color.
For diversifying the palates of food lovers and online audiences across the world, and for incorporating cross-cultural techniques in his storytelling, it is our privilege to honor David Chang with a Webby Special Achievement Award.
Special Achievement honors those whose work has improved upon the experience and capabilities of the Internet in novel and impactful ways.