Webby Award winners' five-word speeches
At the 16th Annual Webby Awards ceremony held in New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on May 21, the winners kept to the signature five-word acceptance speeches with some amusing, clever and memorable thanks.
Fortunately, the presenters were not limited to just five words and offered full introductions of those recognised for the Best on the Internet.
Highlights among the winners who delivered the five-word Webby speeches follow:
The Icelandic musician Bjork, who won the Webby Artist of the Year for the multimedia album Biophilia, which was recorded on an iPad and featured 10 apps, recited the five English vowels: "A, E, I, O, U!"
Juliette Lewis and Graydon Sheppard (Best actresses for YouTube series, Sh*t Girls Say) managed five words before running out: "We just want to thank..."
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg received the Lifetime Achievement Award, paraphrasing the classic "New York, New York" lyric "Make it here, then everywhere."
Instagram's Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom (Breakout of the Year): "This here requires no filter."
Pinterest (Best Social Media), a representative: "Pinterest loves you, Ryan Gosling!"
Comedian Louis C.K. took the top prize, Person of the Year: "When I die, bye bye."
Host actor/comedian Patton Oswalt ended the Webby Awards with his own five words: "Innovate. Collaborate. Educate. Communicate. Bieber."
Meme of the year (best viral Web image or concept) went to Nyan Cat.
Watch Cracked.com accepting their People's Voice Webby Award in the Humor category: