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SNL’S SETH MEYERS RETURNS TO HOST 13th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS ON JUNE 8th IN NYC
Webby Nominees to be Announced April 14th; Winners to be Unveiled May 5th
New York, NY (April 9, 2009) – Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers will return for his second year as host of the 13th Annual Webby Awards on June 8th in New York City, organizers announced today.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
Meyers, Saturday Night Live’s head writer and anchor of the show’s legendary “Weekend Update” segment, made his Webby-hosting debut last year. This year, he will once again be responsible for ensuring that all winners stick to the Webby Awards’ famous five-word speech limit.
“It’s a privilege to once again play a role in honoring the two percent of the Internet that’s not porn-driven,” said Meyers.
“We’re thrilled to have Seth back and look forward to another fun and unpredictable night with him at the helm,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “His unique combination of irreverence and classiness make him a perfect fit for the Webby Awards.”
Nominees for the 13th Annual Webby Awards will be unveiled on April 14th, 2009 and winners will be honored at a star-studded ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Variety; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.