Best of the Webby Awards Five-Word Speeches


Last night, the 15th annual Webby Awards were presented in New York, hosted by past winner Lisa Kudrow and once again enforcing the five-word limit on speeches by the winners.

Some of the best (watch below) included Vogue editor Anna Wintour (above), who accepted the People’s Choice Award from Daniel Radcliffe with “Sometimes, geeks can be chic.”[more]

Other memorable speeches included “It’s short for Group Coupon” — Groupon wins the Webby Breakout of the Year award:

“Better than IPO” — Pandora riffed on its pending blockbuster IPO:

Funny or Die‘s Adam McKay and Chris Henchy accepted with a preamble and Will Farrell interruption:

“Stay angry – get those pigs!” — Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka accepts the Webby for best mobile game, for Angry Birds:

“Our voices revolutionize the world” — African NGO Ushahidi accepts the first (RED) Webby for social/tech innovation, from TED founder Chris Anderson:

“Tracy Morgan can suck my…” — Dan Savage wins a Webby for LGBT-boosting It Gets Better (Morgan today joined forces with GLAAD after his homophobic rant):

“Thanks, this is deeply weird.” — James Murphy accepts on behalf of his band, LCD Soundsystem

“Loooong articles — but short speech.” — The New Yorker wins the Webby for best magazine website:

“Who says YouTube ain’t cultured?” — Google‘s Creative Labs accepted best events website (for YouTube Play):

“We beat Bed Intruder – really?” Next New Networks picks up the best viral video award for Rated Awesome:

“Walgreens Refills – so beeping easy” — Walgreens‘ acceptance speech for best integrated mobile experience: