Unlike traditional award shows where the winners get to drone on and on thanking every person they’ve ever met and giving the audience plenty of unsolicited life advice, the Webbys run a tight ship. The internet likes to keep things short — you get 140 characters for a tweet, six seconds for a Vine, and only five words to make your Webbys acceptance speech.
Fortunately, many of the celebs honored by the awards this week made the most of it. Check out some of the very best 5 Webby acceptances speeches:
Ellie Kemper, accepting the Best Actress Webby for her work on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, perfectly channeled her character with this sunny speech.
Cenk Uygur didn’t bother to tone down his signature bravado while accepting the award for Best News and Information Channel on behalf of The Young Turks.
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock was equally confident while accepting his News and Politics Series Webby for “We The Economy.”
Jimmy Fallon took a moment to plug my favorite upcoming TV reboot.
Jimmy Kimmel, on the other hand, did something we’ve never seen him do before…leave us wanting more.
Personally, I think they should have given Rhett and Link 10 words.
The team from Tinder kept it perfectly on brand.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Titus Burgess accepted his award using the same mantra that I calmly repeated into the mirror every morning to start my day…
…and ironically, comedian Chelsea Peretti accepted her award using the same phrase that I whisper to myself every night before bed.
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