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The Webby’s funniest, weirdest 5-word speeches

The speeches at this year’s Webby Awards were as weird, great and, at times, hilarious as the winning choices celebrated at the glittering ceremony in New York last night.

Referred to as the Oscars of the internet, the Webby Awards, hosted by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honour excellence in website design, interactive advertising, film and video, mobile and applications in various categories.

Traditionally, speeches at the awards are restricted to five words. Last night’s show, in its 15th year, was hosted by US actress Lisa Kudrow.

Here are five of the funniest and strangest moments from last night:

Lisa Kudrow as her character Dr Fiona Wallace from her hit online series, Web Therapy:

US television network HBO, whose Boardwalk Empire won the television category:

Online satire site The Onion, winner in the best writing category:

Samsung’s five-word speech:

Awesomeville, by Chandelier Creative, was the People’s Voice winner in the professional services category:

Author | Mvelase Peppetta

Mvelase Peppetta
Mvelase is a Senior Account Manager at Irvine Bartlett one of the most sought after full service public relations companies in South Africa. Mvelase is passionate about all things digital and the social media landscape, particularly as it relates to the integration of digital public relations management within the traditional... More
  • Anonymous

    So, let me get this straight… Are the Webbys and the Streamys still different, or has one gone away in favor of the other?

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