Highlights From The 15th Annual WEBBY Awards

by Christina Makoyawo · June 14, 2011

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    Internet Week's gem, The Webby Awards, held its 15th annual celebration here in New York at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The event was hosted by funny-woman Lisa Kudrow. Anna Wintour, Daniel Radcliffe, Adrian Grenier, John Mayer, Will Ferrell, Brooke Shields, and Lisa Lampanelli were just a few of those who attended.

    The NY Times hail the awards as the "Internets highest honor." It is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps.

    Also in attendance were Marlon Wayans, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Antoine Dodson, Damian Kulash of OK Go, Darrell Hammond and many more!  Norah Jones was on hand to perform.

    If you were not able to be there for the event, they made it available online on Youtube. Check out Anna Wintour's 5-word acceptance speech below.

    More acceptance speech highlights were:

    Dan Savage of It Gets Better, who took home a hefty amount of Webbys, also had one of the nights most memorable speeches: “Tracy Morgan can suck my…”

    James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem for Artist of the Year: "Thanks, this is deeply weird."

    Groupon CEO Andrew Mason: "It's short for group coupon."

    Martin Cooper, inventor of the mobile phone, for his Special Recognition Award: "Can you hear me now?"

    Wieden + Kennedy for Agency of the Year: "Anonymous, we thank you, anonymously."

    Chris Milk for Online Film and Video Music Award: "Sinners make the best saints."

    Peter Vesterbacka, creator of Angry Birds, for Webby and People's Voice Awards: "Get those pigs!!!"

    Lisa Kudrow, Brooke Shields

    Anna Wintour, Brooke Shields

    Adrian Grenier, Kevin Jonas, Danielle Deleasa

    Lisa Lampanelli, Rodger Berman

    Chris Henchy, Dick Glebber, Adam McKay, The Gregory Brothers

    Michael Ian Black, David Kobia

    Over In Twitterville:

    @Gawker: Anna Wintour's Amazing Five-Word Speech at the Webby Awards http://gawker.com/5811763/

    @LorenRidinger: Congratulations to @voguemagazine winner of #webby awards best fashion site! http://ow.ly/5hwuD

    @Amrmsalama: My five words speech on the Webby Awards was "Support freedom, Come visit Egypt"...

    @ischafer: No food at The Webby Awards, so this dude ordered a pizza. http://instagr.am/p/FsMh2/

    @WNYC_Soundcheck: LCD Soundsystem honored at the Webby Awards for technology used for final show. Watch their speech: http://ow.ly/5hxy1

    @msnents: Ferrell gets poetic at awards do: Will Ferrell didn't try to keep to the Webby Awards' five-word speech limi... http://on-msn.com/lx0pQS