And The Webby Goes To...
Anna Wintour's five-word short acceptance speech.
Perhaps in a bid to encourage the band to reconsider their retirement, the 15th Annual Webby Awards held in New York on Monday night named LCD Soundsystem Artist of the Year. "The Webby Awards is thrilled to honor LCD Soundsystem as the Webby Artist of the Year for fully harnessing the power and scope of the Internet as creative visionaries and muscians," Webby said. The award was given in response to the innovative approach taken by the band in live streaming their entire final show for a global audience. Webby states that "the nearly 4-hour show live-streamed brought the online music community in a way only the Internet could."
Funny or Die was named Webby Film and Person of the year, for their continual commitment to providing online films like Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (Fun Fact: Brooke Shields is married to the creator of Funny or Die). Meanwhile, Martin Cooper, the inventor who brought us the first portable mobile phone in the seventies, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. After all, where would anyone be without their iPhone or other extension-of-your-arm mobile device?
In the Fashion category, Nowness took home the Webby, while vogue.com won the People's Voice Award. Surprisingly, it was Harry Potter - aka Daniel Radcliffe - who presented the award to everyone's favourite editrix Anna Wintour, and she accepted gracefully with an acceptance speech of a total five words: "Sometimes geeks can be chic."
Perhaps most interesting, though, was the Webby and People's Voice Winner for Best Home/Welcome Page. Both awards in this category were given to none other than Lego. Now there's a blast from the past.