Last Night’s Webby Award Acceptance Speeches Were All 5 Words or Less

Last night, techies from all corners of the World Wide Web gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City for the 13th annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are like the Oscars of the Internet, honoring websites, advertisers, videos, and films in more than 70 categories. While the interwebs are pretty cool and all, what makes the Webby Awards super special is that winners are limited to acceptance speeches of five words or less, making them like truncated haikus. After the jump, our favorite five word speeches from last night.

  • Person of the Year
    Jimmy Fallon: “Thank god Conan got promoted.”
  • Best Actress
    Sarah Silverman: “Holocaust. Did it happen? Yes.”
  • Artist of the Year
    Trent Reznor, frontman of Nine Inch Nails, who gave away the band’s latest album for free on their website: “Wait… We didn’t charge anything?”
  • Best Banner Campaign
    Dick Buschman: “Erna, will you marry me?” (She accepted!)
  • Best Politics and Best Political Blog
    Arianna Huffington: “I didn’t kill newspapers, okay?”
  • Best Practices
    NYTimes.com:“Don’t be frugal, ad buyers.”
  • Lifetime Achievement
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the Internet: “Free. Open. Keep One Web.”
  • Best Sports
    ESPN.com: “Brett Farve, get well soon.”
  • Best Humor
    Onion News Network: “Happy 40th Birthday Sesame Street.”
  • Breakout of the Year
    Twitter: “Creativity is a renewable resource.”
  • Best Travel
    Kayak.com: “Our new website is thetravelsearchenginethatmakesfindingthebestdealswickedeasy.com.”
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