Fallon, who won for "Person of the Year," jokes, "Thank God Conan got promoted"

By Stephanie Rygorsky Prommer
Updated June 09, 2009 04:45 PM
Kevin Tachman

Cameron Diaz was in a festive – and complimentary – mood at Tuesday night’s Webby Awards in New York where she presented the top award to Jimmy Fallon.

“I’m here because of a guy named Jimmy Fallon, you guys may know him, right?” she joked before presenting the newly-minted TV host with the Webby Person of the Year award at Cipriani Wall Street. “He seamlessly took over this little show called Late Night. Have you guys heard of that? Of course I’m just kidding, it’s legendary.”

Diaz went on to praise Fallon, who was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife Nancy Juvonen, for “seamlessly” taking over the talk show previously hosted by Conan O’Brien.

“He never lost touch with the millions of fans that tuned in every single night to watch the show,” said Diaz. “The way that he did this was that he communicated with his viewers through his Late Night blogs, his Twitter feed. He engages fans.”

“He’s just a funny [expletive] isn’t he?” she said laughing.

Proving Diaz’s point, Fallon was brief and clever when accepting his award, which is required for the Webbys: Winners are only allowed five-word speeches.