Seinfeld, ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Burning Love,’ Among 2013 Webby Winners

/ May 22, 2013

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The 17th Annual Webby Awards, hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt, took place in New York City last night to once again award the best in what the Internet has to offer.

In a year when “House of Cards” dominated the conversation for a couple of weeks in February, and had many people openly discussing if it would lead to a disruption within the linear television distribution model, it was only natural to see the political drama take home The Webby Special Achievement Award. The award was presented by series star Robin Wright to the man who plays her onscreen husband, Kevin Spacey, and show producer Dana Brunetti. In true Webby form, when accepting the award, Spacey’s five-word speech was: “The Oscars should do this.”

Burning Love,” the other original online video property that has received a lot of attention and love in the past year, also took home a Special Achievement Webby Award. The award was presented by show star Michael Ian Black and accepted by show producer Ben Stiller, writer Erica Oyama, and actor/director (and Oyama’s real-life husband) Ken Marino. The five-word speech from the trio was: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Beyonce! Gracias.” Check out Black’s hilarious introduction here:

The Special Achievement Webby Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance went to none other than Jerry Seinfeld for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Presenter Colin Quinn joked that Seinfeld’s five-word acceptance speech should be: “I can buy this place.” But the man went for a more Seinfeld-y “Why five words? It doesn’t –”

Here are the other Webby winners within the world of online video:

Best Comedy Longform or Series
WINNER: Burning Love
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Bad Lip Reading

Best Drama
WINNER: The Beauty Inside
PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Walking Dead Cold Storage Webisodes

Best Reality
WINNER: Hope Stories – Personal accounts of recovery from drug & alcohol addiction.
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Kids React

Best Web Personality/Host
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: PBS Idea Channel

Best Individual Performance
WINNER: “Charlize Theron Gets Hacked”
PEOPLE’S VOICE: “Burning Love”

Animation
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: Dumb Ways to Die

Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
WINNER: Wire: The Musical
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends

Variety
WINNER: Amoeba Music’s What’s In My Bag?
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Metaphysical Milkshake

Video Channels and Networks – Entertainment
WINNER: Pitchfork TV
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Crackle

Video Channels and Networks – News & Information
WINNER: HuffPost Live
PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Young Turks

Video Channels and Networks – Variety
WINNER: TED
PEOPLE’S VOICE: SoulPancake

Best Writing
WINNER: Presidential Clippings
PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Walking Dead Cold Storage Webisodes

Best Editing
WINNER & PEOPLE’S CHOICE: PBS Idea Channel

How To & DIY
WINNER: iVillage’s “My Best Idea”
PEOPLE’S VOICE: CNET How To

Documentary Series
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: ESPN 30 For 30 Short Film Series

Video Networks / Channels – How To / DIY
WINNER: HGTV Remodels’ House Counselor
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Stan Winston School of Character Arts

Best Use of Interactive Video

WINNER: The TRIP

PEOPLE’S VOICE: Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

News & Politics: Individual Episode

WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Mexican Mormon War

News & Politics: Series
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: VICE News

Branded Entertainment Long Form
WINNER: The Beauty Inside
PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Polar Bears Movie

Branded Entertainment Scripted
WINNER: Move On
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Departure Date

Branded Entertainment Short Form
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE:Red Bull Stratos

Branded Entertainment Unscripted
WINNER: Google+ Stories: Virtual Photo Walks
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Inside Breaking Bad

Sports
WINNER: Pulse
PEOPLE’S VOICE: BBC Olympics

Technology
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Engadget Show

Travel & Adventure
WINNER: The Vagabond Project
PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Dime Traveler – Great Ape Escape

Documentary: Individual Episode
WINNER: The Roper
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Out for Change

Best Events & Live Casts
WINNER: Red Bull Stratos
PEOPLE’S VOICE: TED

Video Remixes/Mashups
WINNER: Mister Rogers Remixed: Garden of Your Mind
PEOPLE’S VOICE: ESPN – So Disrespectful

Viral
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: Dumb Ways to Die

Experimental & Weird
WINNER: The Last Goodbye
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Corridor Digital’s The Glitch

Music
WINNER: Sigur Ros “Fjogur Piano”
PEOPLE’S VOICE: Bjork – Mutual Core

Public Service & Activism
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: Shocking Animal Cruelty at Tyson Foods Supplier

Video Channels and Networks – Public Service & Activism
WINNER & PEOPLE’S VOICE: The Uncultured Project

For a full list of the winners, go here. For a full stream of the awards show as well as individual video highlights from last night’s show, go here.

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