2015 Webby Award Winner

Ellie Kemper

Special Achievement
Best Actress

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Ellie Kemper

The Webby Awards is very excited honor Ellie Kemper with 2015’s Best Actress award for her hilarious and masterful performance as the title character in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Despite all of the hardships she has faced, Kemper’s Kimmy inhabits a colorful, joyful world. She is unabashedly optimistic without being cloying—a massive comedic feat. Her quirk is undercut by a tenacity to turn her life around and a toughness of character that makes it believable that she will succeed. Simply, it’s Kemper’s nuanced portrayal that makes the series binge-worthy, and that is why we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Webby Award for Best Actress.

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The Webby Awards is very excited honor Ellie Kemper with 2015’s Best Actress award for her hilarious and masterful performance as the title character in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Despite all of the hardships she has faced, Kemper’s Kimmy inhabits a colorful, joyful world. She is unabashedly optimistic without being cloying—a massive comedic feat. Her quirk is undercut by a tenacity to turn her life around and a toughness of character that makes it believable that she will succeed. Simply, it’s Kemper’s nuanced portrayal that makes the series binge-worthy, and that is why we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Webby Award for Best Actress.

The Webby Awards is very excited honor Ellie Kemper with 2015’s Best Actress award for her hilarious and masterful performance as the title character in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Despite all of the hardships she has faced, Kemper’s Kimmy inhabits a colorful, joyful world. She is unabashedly optimistic without being cloying—a massive comedic feat. Her quirk is undercut by a tenacity to turn her life around and a toughness of character that makes it believable that she will succeed. Simply, it’s Kemper’s nuanced portrayal that makes the series binge-worthy, and that is why we are thrilled to present her with this year’s Webby Award for Best Actress.

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