The 19th Annual Webby Awards saw a whole host of stars granted recognition for their works in the online realm last night at Cipriani Wall Street.
Winners were tasked with making a five word acceptance speech, below are some of the best remarks.
Upon winning Webby Breakout of the Year, dating app Tinder said: “Thank you for swiping right.”
WIRED co-founders Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe picked up the Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement, they remarked: “Remember. It’s all just prelude.”
HuffPost Live: “Sold stock. Pre-Verizon. F***”
Vice's Simon Ostrovsky (pictured): “We won 11 of these.”
Metropolitan Museum of Art: “B**ch better have my Monet.”
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: “Earth. It's in your hands.”
Tumblr: “Thank you, my fellow teenagers.”
Mashable: “Mashable: Inspire, Inform, Entertain. Thanks!”
Buzzfeed: “Just want to say: thanks Obama”
DoSomething.org: “Millennials do good s*&!. Duh.”
World’s Toughest Job (Mullen): “Thank you and your mamas.”
David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards, said: “Tonight we celebrated the creative accomplishments of some of the most talented digital innovators and luminaries that lit up the Internet this year.
“It is a rare opportunity to honor side-splitting comedic performances, addictive apps, transformative social movements, and everything in between on a single stage.”
Cindy Gallop, founder and chief executive of the IfWeRanTheWorld/MakeLoveNotPorn presented the Webby Agency of the Year Award to Leo Burnett Toronto, which took home 11 Webby Awards, the most ever awarded to a single campaign in one year, for its #LikeAGirl ad. On accepting the award, it encouraged fellow winners to, “Create change, like a girl.”
Also celebrated at the awards were the top headlines in clickbait. '17 Facts You Won’t Believe Are True' won the #basicbait award, 'You’ll Be Shocked By What Starbucks Puts in Your Pumpkin Spice Latte' took #diabetesbait and 'What Ira Glass Explains in One Minute Will Change Your Life Forever' snagged #NPRbait.
This comes after the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge honoured the ALS Association with a Special Achievement Award after the Charity Ice Bucket Challenge which took over the internet last summer.
Webby Awards 2015 highlights:
Webby Lifetime Achievement: Louis Rosetto and Jane Metcalfe
Outstanding Comedic Performance: Chelsea Peretti
Best Actress: Ellie Kemper
Special Achievement: Jerome Jarre
Best Actor: Titus Burgess
Webby Breakout of the Year: Tinder
Special Achievment: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Webby Agency of the Year: Leo Burnett Toronto
Webby Awards honour ALS Ice Bucket Challenge