As you know, this year we’re honoring Winners with WFH: Webbys From Home, a very special Internet celebration with a focus on those using the Internet to respond to the impact of COVID-19.
Today we announced that critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, actor and writer Patton Oswalt will return as host of the 24th Annual Webby Awards on Tuesday, May 19th!
As in past years, Oswalt will open the show and be tasked with keeping tabs on winners’ 5-Word Acceptance Speeches, a trademark of The Webbys, though it remains to be seen how he’ll police those who try to break the rules while hosting from his own living room.
“No one on this planet gets the Internet and can make it funny, quite like Patton Oswalt,” said Claire Graves, Webby Executive Director. “His comedy is the perfect combination of smart, profane, earnest, and absurd, and he knows our show and our winners inside out. We are so excited to welcome Patton back to host this very special edition of the Webby Awards and can’t wait to honor the best of the Internet with him at the helm.”
ICYMI: Patton’s Webby Awards Highlights
We can’t wait to have Patton help us celebrate and honor the best of the Internet. To get ready, take a look at his best moments while hosting The Webby Awards:
Patton's Opening Monologue at the 16th Annual Webbys
See Patton at the 17th Annual Webby Awards
Patton Shining at the 18th Annual Webbys