The awards show news just keeps on rolling in. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners for the 16th Annual Webby Awards, which recognizes the best in online content.
As it turns out, it was an awfully good year to be funny on the Internet. Stand-up comedian Louis C.K. (pictured) is the Webbys recipient of the Person of the Year award for his groundbreaking online concert Live at the Beacon Theater. The Louie star sold the comedy special on his own website for just $5, which earned over $2 million and inspired other comics like Aziz Ansari to follow suit.
Meanwhile, viral sensations Graydon Sheppard and Juliette Lewis of the endlessly copycatted “S**t Girls Say” phenomenon earned accolades for being Webby Actresses of the Year; Will Ferrell earned Best Individual Performance playing President George W. Bush once again for this Funny or Die clip; and Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey, and Eva Mendes’ hilarious turns in the Christmas edition of Funny or Die’s “Drunk History” helped nab the site the accolade for Best Online Film or Video Comedy.
Check out the full list of winners – which also includes Björk for Webby Artist of the Year and the instantly addictive Instagram for Webby Breakout of the Year – here.
The 16th Annual Webby Awards will take place at 5:30 pm EST on Monday, May 21 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom with Twitter-savvy comic Patton Oswalt as host. The ceremony will be broadcast live on WebbyAwards.com.
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