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Muppets 5 Word Speech at the 14th Annual Webby Awards00:40

Muppets 5 Word Speech at the 14th Annual Webby Awards

Floyd and Animal at the 2010 Webby Awards

Beaker's Five Word Speech at The 13th Annual Webby Awards00:54

Beaker's Five Word Speech at The 13th Annual Webby Awards

Beaker's five word speech at the 2009 Webby Awards.

Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards are given to "the world's best websites". Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by The New York Times, the Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The awards started in 1996.

Honors

Appearances

2007: Statler & Waldorf

In 2007, the webseries Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony won a People's Voice Webby Award. The series' nomination, in the "Comedy: Long Form or Series" category, was Movies.com's first nomination for a Webby. On May 1, 2007 it was announced that From the Balcony was the winner of the People's Voice 2007 Webby for "Best Comedy Long Form or Series."[1] As such, all 34 episodes of the original series have been archived as a permanent part of the video collection of the Museum of Moving Images.

The Muppet duo accepted the honor at the live awards ceremony on June 4, 2007 -- Statler appeared live at the event, while Waldorf reported in "live" from vacation.

At the ceremony, the traditional five-word acceptance speech was made: "Not bad for two geezers." [2] The Webbys traditionally have 5-word acceptance speeches.

Beaker Interview on the Red Carpet at the 13th Annual Webby Awards01:22

Beaker Interview on the Red Carpet at the 13th Annual Webby Awards

Beaker at the Webby Awards in 2009.

2009: Beaker

The Muppets' "Ode to Joy" music video (featuring Beaker) won the People's Voice Webby Award for "Best Music Video" in 2009. [3] Soapbox Films created two additional videos to help raise awareness of their nomination and encourage voting. Beaker appeared live to accept the award at the June 8th ceremony. Beaker gave the traditional five-word speech with his typically catastrophic results. He was also interviewed on the red carpet.

Webbys OK Go Floyd Animal

Floyd Pepper and Animal at the 2010 Webby Awards with OK Go band members Andy Ross, Tim Nordwind, and Dan Konopka.

2010: Floyd and Animal

The Muppets' "Bohemian Rhapsody" won the Best Viral Video Award along with the Best Music Video award, also winning a People's Voice award for both videos in 2010. Floyd Pepper and Animal appeared live to accept the award. As soon as they were given the Webby, Animal promptly ate it. Floyd delivered his five word speech: "Another Webby Bites the Dust," a reference to the Queen song, "Another One Bites the Dust," which played in the background as the Muppets left. The two also appeared in a backstage video with OK Go where they held a staring contest.

References

  1. Webby Awards website
  2. "Archived speeches", Webby Awards, 2007.
  3. 2009 winners

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