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Jun 09, 2009

The 13th Annual Webby Awards

The 13th Annual Webby Awards were a huge success last night.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards honor the year’s best Websites, online film and videos, interactive advertising, and mobile sites, as well as special achievement honorees, including Lifetime Achievement, Artist of the Year, Person of the Year, Best Actor of the Year, Best Actress of the Year and Breakout of the Year.

From the hilarious Opening Monologue by host Seth Meyers to Charlie Rose presenting Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, creator of the worldwide web, with the Lifetime Achievement Award the night was filled with excitement.

In keeping with Webby tradition, all winners must adhere to the Webby Awards’ famous five-word speech limit. Speeches by past winners like Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote.”), Beastie Boys (“Can anyone fix my computer?”), and Arianna Huffington (“President Obama. Sounds good, right?.”) made headlines around the world. See Sir Berners-Lee's 5 Word Acceptance Speech.

Congratulations to all of last night winners…

Sarah Silverman - Best Actress. See her 5 Word Acceptance Speech.

Trent Reznor – Webby Artist of the Year. See his acceptance speech here.

Jimmy Fallon – Webby Person of the Year, presented to him by his friend Cameron Diaz. See his 5 Word Acceptance Speech.

Martha Stewart presented Biz Stone of Twitter Breakout Artist of the Year.

Lisa Kudrow was presented with Outstanding Comedic Performance by her friend Alan Cumming.

And Seth MacFarlane won Film and Video Person of the Year, although he couldn’t attend, so he made a special video.

As always, it was a huge pleasure working with DMD and Emily from the Webbys, Adam and Githa from Empire Production, and Gita and Patrick at PK PR.

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