Monday, December 7th, 2009
5 WORD SPEECHES FROM WEBBY WINNERS, INCLUDING DAVID BOWIE, EBAY/MEG WHITMAN, BEASTIE BOYS, YOUTUBE FOUNDERS
From David Bowie and Beastie Boys to eBay’s Meg Whitman and YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, winners at Tuesday night’s 11th Annual Webby Awards proved once again that less is more with a speedy procession of the awards’ trademark five-word speeches.
Unlike most awards ceremonies, The Webby Awards limits speeches to just five words, a rule that is only slightly relaxed for special achievement honorees like Bowie.
“I only get five words?” Bowie asked. He continued: “Sh*t, that was five. Four more there. That’s three,” concluding: “Two,” before exiting the stage.