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And The Webby Winners Are…
June 14, 2011
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Last night, the 15th annual Webby Awards were held in New York. Basically, it's the Academy Awards of the internet, except the winners have to keep their acceptance speeches to five words.

In case you missed 'em, here are the big winners and highlights: IBM's supercomputer Watson, of Jeopardy fame, won the award for person of the year. In accepting the award, Watson said "Person of the year, ironic." took home eight awards. Zach Galifianakis picked up four awards - including Best Web Personality and Best Online Variety Show - for his comedy internet series, 'Between Two Ferns.'

Justin Bieber won Best Comedy Video for his April Fool's takeover of Arcade Fire also won two Webbys for their Wilderness Downtown music video. Dan Savage won a Special Achievement Webby for his 'It Gets Better' project, to help homosexual teenagers who've been bullied. And Martin Cooper was honoured with a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award, for designing the first mobile telephone in 1973.


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