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Webby Awards: Steve Jobs Tribute, Best of the Five-Word Acceptance Speeches

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by Sophia Savage
May 22, 2012 5:30 PM
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John Hodgman and Justin Long presented the special tribute video to Steve Jobs
John Hodgman and Justin Long presented the special tribute video to Steve Jobs

The Webby Awards honored the best of the web (Indiewire included!), and shared a tribute video for Steve Jobs. Keeping with their acceptance-speech rule, the video features thanks from the likes of President Obama, President Clinton, Al Gore, George Lucas, Jon Stewart and Bono - all in five words or less. Watch the video and check out some of the speeches below:

From the Jobs tribute:
·         “For a handheld internet;” – Seth Meyers
·         “For saving lives with (RED);” – Bono
·         “For spreading American ingenuity worldwide;” – President Bill Clinton
·         “For exploring beyond our reach;” – Buzz Aldrin
·         “Steve Jobs was insanely great;” – Vice President Al Gore
·         “He made turtlenecks sexy again;” – Jimmy Fallon
·         “A meticulous attention to detail;” – Stephen Colbert
·         “Forty-three patented inventions. Check Wikipedia;” – Jon Stewart
 
President Barack Obama closed the video by stating: “The truth is, when we talk about Steve Jobs, we only need one word: amazing.”
 
Other notable 5-Word Speeches include:

·         Indiewire - "Indie Movies Matter. Watch Fearlessly."
·         The Onion – “Another Medium Conquered. Hi Mom”
·         Yelp – “Never hire shitty plumbers again”
·         Pandora – “150,000 million users don’t lie.”
·         Weird Al Yankovic – “Thank you. Thank you so…”
·         Marc Fiorgione – “Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws. Awesome!”
·         Dropbox – “Simplify…”
·         Tumblr – “Thanks Dot Tumblr Dot Com.”
·         Google+ – “Thank you for hanging out.”
·         FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver – “Stop and smell the data”

More video highlights from the event are here.

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