The Webby Awards are known as a celebration of the best content online, but it's also a competition among the winners as to who can give the most clever acceptance speech in just five words. Last night's celebration, which was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt, was no exception. Here's a taste of the quick-witted adulations uttered during the presentation.
"The secret of success is … ." – Stephane Santana, art director for Ogilvy & Mather Paris, accepting the award for Agency of the Year on behalf of Ogilvy & Mather Paris.
"Shit. I left my wallet." Andrew Zolty, creative director of physical-interactive digital agency Breakfast, accepting the award for City & Urban Innovation in Mobile & Apps.
"Oh, somebody painted over it." – Patton Oswalt accepting the award for Person of the Year on behalf of Banksy.
"Let me start by saying … ." Jon Hecht, principal at creative agency smartassdesign, accepting the award for Best Association in Websites.
But, not everyone received universal acclaim for their inventive quips. Those who broke the rules, like Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler, were showered with a chorus of boos.
"What's up ya'll? Let's keep doing this thing. Thanks to the Webbys and everyone for this award. Thanks to the Internet for being it. That's it." – Strickler accepting the award for Breakout of the Year.