Webby Awards host Lisa Kudrow to enforce 5-word acceptance speech rule
Web Therapy actress Lisa Kudrow has been tapped to host the 15th Annual Webby Awards on June 13th in the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
The Web Therapy star's main job is to make sure the winners do not go over their five-word acceptance-speech limit! That should be interesting, especially with the likes of Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis picking up awards this year.
Past winners include Stephen Colbert, who said: "Me, me, me, me, me!" The New York Times won in 2008 in the Newspaper category and said, "Eliot Spitzer, we thank you."
In fact, Kudrow will be picking up some of her own Webby awards, including her second for Best Comedy: Long Form and Best Individual Performance in an Online Video for Web Therapy.
"Lisa Kudrow has really embraced online entertainment, using her iconic style and sense of humor to create Web Therapy, one of the funniest web series today. She is the natural choice to host this year's Webby Awards, having been recognized by the Academy for her outstanding role as internet-based therapist Fiona Wallice, creating a whole new character to love for years to come," David-Michel Davies, executive director of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), said in a statement.
Winners of the 15th Annual Webby Awards include Justin Bieber for People's Voice Award for Best Comedy Video, Zach Galifianakis for Best Web Personality/Host and Best Comedy Individual Short or Episode and People's Voice for Best Online Variety Show, Steve Carell for Best Comedy Individual Short or Episode, and the comedy team of Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph and Darrell Hammond for Funny or Die's Presidential Reunion.