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05-05-2009, 13:37:26

Jimmy Fallon, TRENT REZNOR earn top Webby Awards

There are literally dozens of categories in the annual Webby Awards--too many, if you ask some--covering pretty much every niche of digital media. This year's winners, announced Tuesday, are quite a lot to scroll through.

The list of top honors, however, is short.

This year, the Webby Awards' Person of the Year is former "Saturday Night Life" cast member Jimmy Fallon, whose new "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" has brought Twittering and gadget fandom to the network-TV crowd.

The film-specific Person of the Year award goes to "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, who has partnered with Google on an animated Web series and whose creations consistently rank at the top of Hulu's most-watched clips.

The Artist of the Year accolade is for NINE INCH NAILS frontman TRENT REZNOR . A vocal critic of the mainstream music industry, REZNOR has been skeptical of "innovative" digital distribution efforts and most recently lashed out at Apple on his blog for turning down a NINE INCH NAILS iPhone app.

A new category, Breakout of the Year, joins the Webbys this year. It's been awarded to--surprise, surprise--Twitter.

The fact that the Webbys' top awards go to known entities isn't new. Its highest honors tend to go to mainstream celebrities who have built their fame offline and have then turned to the Web as a sort of experimental platform. Last year's Person of the Year awards, for example, went to comedian Stephen Colbert, director Michel Gondry, and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am for his YouTube sensation "Yes We Can" in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

The Webbys ceremony is set for June 8 as part of Internet Week New York.

05-05-2009, 13:38:10
it doesn't really matter anymore..

none of this really matters anymore

stealth biased
05-05-2009, 13:44:48
i thought this was going to be about him getting married.

05-05-2009, 13:48:52
that doesn't really matter anymore

05-05-2009, 14:06:02
Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye, and it turned out to be a scab

And I had this funny feeling like I just knew it's something bad :(

stealth biased
05-05-2009, 14:15:52
i just couldn't leave it alone, and kept pickin at that scab.

05-05-2009, 14:20:29
It's like you read my mind

Sirius Black
05-05-2009, 14:27:26
Reznor ripping a new hole out of Apple was just priceless. :D

stealth biased
05-05-2009, 15:56:24
why'd they ban the app in the first place? jealousy?

05-05-2009, 16:02:36
Originally posted by stealth biased
why'd they ban the app in the first place? jealousy?
My guess is they had to choose between the Shake-a-baby app and the NiN app, and chose the baby killing one.

05-05-2009, 19:51:02
Why does self get this thread? I'm the one who worships Reznor!