By Melissa Hunter
The Internet. It's a pretty big deal these days, huh? So big, in fact, that there's a whole awards show dedicated to it. The Webby Awards ceremony was held last night in New York, hosted by Seth Meyers of "SNL." It honors all the achievements in the World of, um, the Wide Web. In the 13th year of it's existence, the Webby Awards have come a long way from its infancy days in 1996 with categories such as "Best dial-up medley" and "Most LOL-inducing chat room." Click through for our gallery of celebs gone Webby.
From the star-studded cast of "Prop 8: The Musical" to Sarah Silverman's viral videos to this new little company called Twitter there were plenty of Web-tastic accomplishments to choose from. In true Internet form, the Webby's like to keep things brief: Each winner can only give a five-word acceptance speech. So who gave the most poignant five-word speech?
Being called "one of the most ardent online evangelists," the Webby Person of the Year winner Jimmy Fallon had these five (the mandatory allotment for all Webby acceptance speeches) words to say: "Thank God Conan got promoted."
Well said. But remember Jimmy, if that little show doesn't work out, the Internet's always got a place for you. I could totally help upload your stuff onto YouTube.
Cameron Diaz presented Fallon with his award, though she herself was not nominated in any category. Don't worry, Cam, you'll get your big break one of these days.
Sarah Silverman won Best Actress after starring in viral hits "The Great Schlep" and "I'm F**king Matt Damon." Always finding a way to somber the tone, Sarah's five words were, "Holocaust. Did it happen? Yes." Think about it.
For releasing his 2008 album "The Slip" as a free download, Trent Reznor won for Webby Artist of the Year. His speech: "Wait, we didn't charge anything?" Well, Trent, you could probably hawk that award on eBay for a cool 20 bucks, no probs. Everyone needs a good Slinky.
For Outstanding Comedic Performance in "Web Therapy," Lisa Kudrow said, "Well, thank you. Oh God!" She wins points for politeness and giving God a shout out.
Molly Sims accepted the award on behalf of Funny or Die for "Prop 8: The Musical." Coming up to the stage with a handful of Internet nerds in tow, she said, "I'm not with these guys." We didn't think you were, Molly, don't worry.
Models Alesandra Ambrosio and Doutzen Kroes accepted the award for Victoria's Secret's Web site. Their speech? "Victoria's Secret. Sexy lingerie. Yeah!" Guess the VS execs nixed the budget for a speech writer and opted to hire pretty ladies instead. Well played.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane took home the prize for Film & Video Person of the Year. He missed the event and wrote in his five-word speech: "What is this for again?" Way to add insult to injury, Seth. The Internet has feelings too, you know.
Actress Lake Bell accepted the award on behalf of Best Comedy Series "Children's Hospital." She took the opportunity to say, "Dude, Harvey Weinstein's here tonight." Come on, Harvey, using 40 percent of her acceptance speech to drop your name is definitely worth a leading role in your next film. How 'bout it?
With celebs (and regular people) flocking to his site to document their every 140-character brain fart, it's no wonder Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, won for Webby Breakout of the Year. His speech: "Creativity is a renewable resource."
Pretty deep stuff. But if I was in his shoes, it would've been, "Martha Stewart? Hang on, Tweeting."
Sir Tim Berners-Lee won the Webby Lifetime Achievement award. He invented this thing called the World Wide Web. No big deal. He said, "Free, open. Keep one web." Keep HIS web, is basically what he's saying. Screw it, we're gonna start the Intergalactic Wide Web. How do you like them apples, Sir Tim? If that is your real name.