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Webby Awards Highlight: Dan Savage Acceptance Speech: "Tracy Morgan Can Suck My..."

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 14, 2011 at 8:29AM

Lisa Kudrow hosted the 2011 15th Annual Webby Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom (here are the winners) and of the five word acceptance speeches here is the best, coming from journalist/activist (and Special Achievement Award winner) Dan Savage; "Tracy Morgan can suck my…" More five word speech highlights are below. Here's more on the It Gets Better movement, which Dan Savage started.
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Lisa Kudrow hosted the 2011 15th Annual Webby Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom (here are the winners) and of the five word acceptance speeches here is the best, coming from journalist/activist (and Special Achievement Award winner) Dan Savage; "Tracy Morgan can suck my…" More five word speech highlights are below. Here's more on the It Gets Better movement, which Dan Savage started.

- James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem for Artist of the Year: "Thanks, this is deeply weird."
- Groupon CEO Andrew Mason: "It's short for group coupon."
- Martin Cooper, inventor of the mobile phone, for his Special Recognition Award: "Can you hear me now?"
- Wieden + Kennedy for Agency of the Year: "Anonymous, we thank you, anonymously."
- Chris Milk for Online Film and Video Music Award: "Sinners make the best saints."
- Peter Vesterbacka, creator of Angry Birds, for Webby and People's Voice Awards: "Get those pigs!!!"

[courtesy of Webby Awards]

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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.