25 and Thriving: A Look Back on 25 Years of The Webbys…

The Webby Awards turns 25 this year! To celebrates, we’re looking back on some of the best moments from 25 years.

Since the inaugural Webby Awards in 1997, world-renowned artists, digital pioneers, technologists, and Internet icons have graced the Webby stage to deliver amazing 5-word speeches, and make memories. As we look forward to what the future holds for the Internet, we’re looking back on 25 of the best speeches and moments at The Webby Awards Show.

play Anna Wintour at the 14th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Sometimes Geeks Can be Chic"
play De La Soul at the 18th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "One Two. Check One Two"
play David Letterman at the 22nd Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Thank you, Tears of Joy"
play Pat Quinn at the 18th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Every August 'Til a Cure"
play Solange serenades us at the 21st Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech" I Got Five on It"
play PS 22 Chorus Finds a Loophole at the 14th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "5 Words. Okay. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
play Amy Poehler Loves PS 22 Chorus 5-Word Speech "Me, You, PS22, Dance Party"
play David Bowie, our Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner 5-Word Speech: "I only get five words? Shit, that was five. Four more there. That’s three. Two. One. "

David Bowie, our Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner
5-Word Speech: “I only get five words? Shit, that was five. Four more there. That’s three. Two. One. “

play Steve Wilhite Settles a Huge Battle 5-Word Speech: It’s pronounced JIF not GIF"
play Kim Kardashian at the 20th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Nude Selfies Till I Die"
play Issa Rae Gives Sound Advice at the 23rd Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Stop Believing Stupid People. Shit!"
play Greta Thunberg Gives a Fair Warning at the 23rd Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Act Now or Face Disaster"
play Webby Lifetime Winner Mitchell Baker at the 22nd Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Demand Better of the Internet"
play Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Gives a Rallying Cry 5-Word Speech: "Stay Turnt, Black Lives Matter"
play Lifetime Achievement Winner Martin Cooper at the 15th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Can You Hear Me Now?"
play Jessica Alba With a Sweet Message at the 20th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Guts. Heart. Passion. Drive. Wifi"
play Miley Cyrus Helps Those at Home during the 24th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Stay Lit in Dark Times"

Miley Cyrus Helps Those at Home during the 24th Annual Webbys
5-Word Speech: “Stay Lit in Dark Times”

play FKA twigs Has a Message at the 22nd Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Treat People Kindly. Start Now"
play Lifetime Achievement Winner Tim Berner's Lee at the 13th Annual Webbys 5-Word Speech: "Free Open Keep One Web"
play Instagram's Acceptance Speech Ages Well 5-Word Speech: "This Here Requires No Filter"
play Internet Co-Founder Vint Cerf has a few words at the 14th Annual Webbys "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."

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