Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Last night, the 14th Annual Webby Awards Gala in New York City was a celebration of the Web’s greatest achievements of the year. Producers worked through the night to edit and upload video from the event, including highlights, behind-the-scenes footage and five-word acceptance speeches, all now housed at youtube.com/webby.
YouTube staples and sensations had a strong presence at the event, from the Muppets to Google’s own Vint Cerf, one of the inventors of the Internet and a curator for our fifth birthday. Buzz Aldrin got an award of behalf of NASA (those guys at College Humor really love him), and The Office’s B.J. Novak hosted (his opening monologue is here). Those who attended the gala said a standout performance was a surprise one, by the PS 22 chorus: