Last night was the 26th Annual Webby Awards — the highly regarded event that recognizes the best and brightest on the Internet. This long-standing award program is considered to be the “internet’s highest honor” and the People’s Voice selections are voted on by the fans. GIPHY is proud to announce that this year we are bringing two trophies home!
The Webby Awards are known for their trademark 5-word speeches — making us kindred spirits of celebrating the short form versions of our respective mediums. Winners have to get creative with their speeches and we’ve included our own GIPHY speech clips below for your entertainment. You can also check out some of the best Webby speeches from previous years in GIF and/or Clip format on their official page.
GIPHY.com has won for the second straight year in the Web Services and Applications category — and this is in every sense an entire team win. Our website’s success is built on the passion and dedication from our entire company in working towards our shared vision and company values.
“Blobs in Space”, a winner in the Video > Weird category, comes to us from Sazan Pasori and Tianna Harvey at GIPHY Studios. This project features a healthy dose of friendship, cuteness, and connection, combined with the year’s catchiest earworm. You can read more about this synth disco opera here!
What’s most exciting about these two wins is that they are both People’s Voice Winners — meaning the internet community at large recognizes and appreciates the function, utility, and convenience of GIPHY, as well as the weird and creative sides of our identity. This is truly a compliment of the highest order.