The Webby Awards were presented Monday night in New York. It is the so-called Oscars of the Internet, with Web-sters doing their best version of a black tie. But unlike the Oscars, there’s little drama at the annual gala – with the winners having been announced weeks ago.
The only real suspense – aside from which celebrities might show up in Lower Manhattan – lies in the signature five-word acceptance speeches. (Imagine how perfectly short the Academy Awards would be if they tried that.)
Here are the five best from last night (click the links for video):
>> “Veni, vidi, vici” — Roger Ebert, Webby Person of the Year
>> “Every character counts. Thank you” – Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder
>> “How am I on time?” – Zach Galifianakis, “Between Two Ferns”
>> “Internet is a cool thing” — Andrey Ternovskiy, ChatRoulette founder
>> “I say, plug the hole” – Isabella Rossellini, “Green Porno"
Highlights of those and more, in 90 seconds:
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