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

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood May 22, 2012 at 5:30PM

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.
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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.

This article is related to: Awards, Video, Obit


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.