The Webby Awards’ famous “5-Word Speech” keeps our celebrations vibrant and exciting. Below are winner and special achievement speeches from the 20 years of Webby celebrations from the old days in San Francisco to more recent shows in New York City.

Special Achievement

National Geographic: "The planet needed a win."
Webby Special Achievement
Jesse Williams: "Afraid? Okay. Do it afraid."
Webby Best Actor
David Harbour: "Net neutrality, you greedy d**kheads!"
David Letterman: "Thank you. Tears of joy. "
Film & Video Person of the Year
Steven Soderberh: "Find new doors. Open them."
Athlete of the Year
Chris Long: "Still collected my playoff checks."
Special Achievement
David Chang: "MSG is good for you."
Lifetime Achievement
Mitchell Baker: "Demand better of the internet."
Person of the Year
Susan Fowler: "Words can change the world."
Actress of the Year
Laura Linney: "Kindness is not a weakness."
Special Achievement
FKA twig: "Treat people kindly. Start now."
Special Achievement
Adam Sandler: "How about that f*cking chicken?"

Web

Connections

Associations
K2 Digital: "HI WEBBY, GIVE ME FIVE"
Community
Tumblr: "THANK YOU GORGEOUS TEENAGE UNICORNS"
Community
POSSIBLE: "WOOF! MEOW! TWEET! OINK! THANKS!"
Personal Blog/Website
Jen.Lu: "SHOUT OUTS TO MY MOM"

Entertainment

Celebrity/Fan
Flür: "IT ONLY TAKES FOUR"
Events
pill & pillow: "AI DOESN'T DESIGN. WE DO."
Magazine
Consumer Reports: "INDEPENDENT, UNBIASED, KEEPING IT HONEST"
Music
Complex Networks: "PRAY THE REAL. LIVE FOREVER. "
Sports Teams
Hello Monday: "WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING. MERCI."
Weird
Zambezi: "Rotten Apples Test speech here."
Weird
NASA/JPL: "ALIEN PLANETS ARE NOT SCI-FI"
Weird
Same Tomorrow: "I CAN'T DECIDE WHICH ONE"
Sports
Dress Code: "PLEASE DON'T SUE US COKE"

Features

Best Data Visualization
GSD&M: "THANK YOU ORVILLE AND WILBUR"
Best Data Visualization
GLOW Interactive: "YOU ARE WHAT YOU STREAM "
Best Home/Welcome Page
National Geographic Society: "LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER"
Best Practices
International Committee of the Red Cross: "HOMES DESTROYED. LIVES SHATTERED. STOP."
Best Practices
ANML: "EAT, DRINK, TRAVEL, LIKE BOURDAIN"
Best Use of Machine Learning
Zillow: "HOME. NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED"
Best User Interface
Leavingstone: "GEORGIANS DANCE TOGETHER. WIN TOGETHER"
Best User Interface
Gin Lane: "THIS IS FOR YOU NICARAGUA"
Best Visual Design - Aesthetic
GSD&M: "THANK YOU ORVILLE AND WILBUR"
Best Visual Design - Aesthetic
Oui Will: "DON'T LET THEM DROWN YOU"
Best Visual Design - Aesthetic
Hello Monday: "WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING. MERCI."

Games

Best Game Design
Dots: "NEW LEVELS ARE COMING SOON"
Best Visual Design
Dots: "NEW LEVELS ARE COMING SOON"
Best Writing
Square Enix: "IT'S ... TO NOT BE... THANKS"
Action
Digital Extremes: "GO PLAY WARFRAME. IT'S FREE."
Public Service & Activism
Square Enix: "IT'S ... TO NOT BE... THANKS"
Puzzle
Dots: "NEW LEVELS ARE COMING SOON"
Sports
AQUARING Inc.: "ALL YOU NEED IS TEAMWORK"
Strategy/Simulation
Square Enix: "IT'S ... TO NOT BE... THANKS"

Living

Food & Drink
Epicurious: "FOUR FORKS. WITH SOME TWEAKS"
Travel
ANML: "EAT, DRINK, TRAVEL, LIKE BOURDAIN"

Marketplace

Corporate Communications
GLOW Interactive: "YOU ARE WHAT YOU STREAM "
Financial Services/Banking
Intuit: "PUTTING THE FUN IN REFUND"
Law
Justice Rapid Response: "SURVIVORS WANT JUSTICE. NOT SPEECHES."
Law
Court Buddy: "WE'RE BRINGING LEGAL BACK. YEAH!"
Real Estate
Zillow: "HOME. NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED"
Shopping
Oui Will: "DON'T LET THEM DROWN YOU"

Media

Media Streaming
MasterClass: "GENUIS IS NOW MORE ACCESIBLE"
Movie & Film
Lucasfilm: "MIGHT WANNA BUCKLE UP BABY"
Movie & Film
Zambezi: "Rotten Apples Test speech here."
NetArt
Same Tomorrow: "I CAN'T DECIDE WHICH ONE"

Services

Employment
Underbelly Creative: "OUR FUTURE IS BETTER TOGETHER"
School/University
Digital Pulp: "JUILLIARD FOR ALL. BE INSPIRED."

Society

Activism
Change.org: "LET'S GET JUSTICE FOR NORA"
Architecture & Design
SPACE10 + Anton & Irene: "FACEBOOK PLEASE DON'T END DEMOCRACY"
Charitable Organizations/Non-Profit
Muse Intermedia LLC: "BE CURIOUS, NEVER STOP LEARNING"
Cultural Institutions
Reina Sofía Museum: "GUERNICA. MORE THAN A PAINTING"
Education
Seeing Theory: "WHAT IS THE PROBABILITY? ONE"
Education
MasterClass: "GENUIS IS NOW MORE ACCESIBLE"
Government & Civil Innovation
Datawheel: "EXPLORE AFRICA THROUGH OPEN DATA"
Cultural Blog/Website
Havas Milan: "IN ITALY WE SAY GRAZIE"

Mobile & Apps

Best Streaming Video
PBS KIDS: "AND ARTHUR UNCLENCHES HIS FIST"
Best Use of Augmented Reality
SketchAR: "I MEAN LIKE, BUT ANYWAY"
Best Use of Machine Learning
360i: "MENTAL HEALTH-CARE ACCESS FOR EVERYONE"
Best Use of Mobile Camera
MOBGEN: "KEEP ENJOYING ART. STAY CURIOUS"
Best User Experience
Gametime: "STUBHUB CONSIDER THIS YOUR NOTICE"
Best User Experience
Stash Invest: "ANYONE CAN ROCK A STASH!"
Best User Experience
POSSIBLE Mobile: "CURRENT STATUS: ON CLOUD NINE"
Best User Interface
Opus Labs: "THANKS. TO OUR MILLION USERS"
Best Visual Design - Function
National Film Board of Canada: "TO OUR INSECURITIES. WE WON."
Best Visual Design - Function
LIVESTRONG.COM: "THIS APP IS GLUTEN FREE"
Integrated Mobile Experience
Novel Effect: "KURPLUNK, BOOM, SHREIK, PHEW, CHEERS"
Integrated Mobile Experience
FOX Broadcasting & Shazam: "THANKS! CAN YOU BEAT SHAZAM?"
Art & Experimental
MOBGEN: "KEEP ENJOYING ART. STAY CURIOUS"
Cultural Institutions
SFMOMA: "AMERICA NEEDS TO SUPPORT ARTISTS"
Education & Reference
Celestial Dynamics Ltd: "TIME IS THE COSMIC RHYTHM"
Entertainment
HBO: "MY HBO GO PASSWORD IS"
Family & Kids
Novel Effect: "KURPLUNK, BOOM, SHREIK, PHEW, CHEERS"
Financial Services / Banking
Stash Invest: "ANYONE CAN ROCK A STASH!"
Financial Services / Banking
GEICO: "SAVE BY USING GEICO MOBILE"
Food & Drink
Yummly: "WELL ISN'T THIS JUST GRAPE"
Productivity
Apalon: "GET SHIT DONE. YOU'RE WELCOME. "
Public Service & Activism
FCB/SIX: "YES THE FUTURE IS INDIVIDUAL"
Shopping
Wayfair: "BUY TROPHY SHELVES AT WAYFAIR"
Sports
ESPN: "YOU VOTED, AND WE'RE HONORED"
Travel
POSSIBLE Mobile: "CURRENT STATUS: ON CLOUD NINE"

Social

Best Overall Social Presence - Media/Entertainment
Super Deluxe: "STEVE HARVEY PLEASE UNBLOCK US"
Best Social Video Series
National Geographic: "LIONS ARE MUCH SAFER ONLINE"
Animals
Dean the Basset: " WILL TRADE WEBBY FOR STEAKS"
Art & Culture
BBC Global News Limited: "LIFE ISN'T JUST ABOUT ALGORITHMS"
Corporate Communications
TSA/Public Affairs: "THIS WEBBY IS CARRY-ON APPROVED"
Corporate Communications
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: "WE'VE GOT SPACE FOR EVERYONE"
Culture & Lifestyle
Apartment Therapy Media: "FOLLOW FOR FOLLOW JUST TONIGHT"
Education & Discovery
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: "THEY ARE HIDDEN NO MORE"
Entertainment
Lucasfilm: "TWO. NO MORE. NO LESS. "
Events
WWE: "SHE'S NOT RHONDA ROUSEY. SORRY."
Fashion & Beauty
Annex88: "THANKS RUSSIA FOR THE VOTES"
Food & Drink
Bon Appétit: "BEST SOCIAL. DONT AT US."
Sports
Showtime Networks: "SCARED MONEY DON'T MAKE MONEY"
Sports
Minnesota Vikings: "WE DO BELIEVE IN MIRACLES"
Weird
TSA/Public Affairs: "THIS WEBBY IS CARRY-ON APPROVED"
Fashion & Beauty
Annex88: "ORIGINALS IS NEVER FINISHED THANKS"
Public Service & Activism
Facebook: "LAST CHANCE TO WATCH SLAYER"
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