Tinder And The Best 5-Word Speeches At The Webby Awards


This week, the ceremony for the 19th Annual Webby Awards took place in New York.

The awards honours excellence on the internet, across websites, mobile, social, advertising and online film & video.

The winners, which were announced in April, included dating app Tinder, which picked up the Webby Breakout of the Year award.

Other winners included Jimmy Fallon, Netflix, Vice and Grumpy Cat.

Tinder’s award was one of those chosen by the Webby’s panel of industry experts, although many of the awards are decided by a public vote of over 500,000 internet users in 300 countries.

The Webby has created a tradition of the 5-word speech – to cut down meandering awards show acceptance speeches.

Picking up the Breakout of the Year award, Tinder co-founders Sean Rad and Jonathan Badeen plumped for: “Thank you for swiping right”.

Speaking at the awards show, Tinder played down their involvement in Hilary Duff’s new music video, which was essentially an advert for the dating app, telling Cosmopolitan:

“This was just, I think, her using the platform in a creative way. I think she’s genuinely – or at least what we heard – dating people off of Tinder and thought it would be a cool experiment to make a video out of it.”

Watch host Hannibal Buress introduce Tinder below, and see a selection of the evening’s best 5-word speeches.

Buzzfeed: “Just want to say: thanks Obama!”

Mashable: “Mashable: inspire, inform, entertain. Thanks!”

Tumblr: “Thank you, my fellow teenagers.”

Jimmy Fallon: “Coach, coming back to NBC.”

Morgan Spurlock: “Webby: check. Next stop: EGOT.”

Jimmy Kimmel: “One Webby was unbelievable, but …”

Rhett McLaughlin & Charles Lincoln accepting for Variety: “We couldn’t agree on anything.”

Vice: “We won 11 of these.”

Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Bitch better have my Monet.”

Monument Valley: “Even the President plays games.”

Check out comedian and Broad City star Buress open the show below:

Simon Edmunds

Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association. Passionate about music, journalism and Newcastle United.

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