Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon Win Big at the Webbys
Lisa Kudrow is also honored with special achievement award
Looks like Sarah Silverman’s fake hookup with Matt Damon is still paying off!
In September, the comedian won an Emmy for her hit song, “I’m F**king Matt Damon,” and now the viral video nabbed her a best actress Webby award. Silverman was also honored with the best political video award for her “Great Schlep” video, a plea for Jewish kids to urge their grandparents to vote for Barack Obama.
Other high-profile Webby winners include Jimmy Fallon, who was named Webby person of the year for using the Internet, specifically his blog, to refine his talk show hosting skills before his late night debut. Lisa Kudrow won outstanding comedic performance for her Web-only series Web Therapy and rocker Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails was named Webby artist of the year.
Surprise, four-legged winners were the Shiba Inu puppies, which claimed the people’s voice vote for best viral video. The Huffington Post was named best politics Web site. And the Fail Blog was the people’s voice winner for best humor Web site and best weird Web site.
The Webby Awards will be handed out on June 8 in New York in a ceremony hosted by Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers. For a complete list of winners, check out webbyawards.com.