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How Webby Award winners including Tinder, Tumbr and Vice delivered their five-word acceptance speeches


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

May 19, 2015 | 3 min read

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” “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

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