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The 15th annual Webby Awards, honoring the Internet's best, are about to begin in New York City and you can follow along live right here. (Scroll down for live updates.)

Lisa Kudrow hosts the event, which will be using the hashtag #Webbys on Twitter.

This year, Zach Galifianakis, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Norah Jones, LCD Soundsystem and others will attend the show.

WATCH LIVE: Find live streaming video from the Webby Awards beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on our Facebook page.

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Angry Birds wrapped tonight's award ceremony up! Thank you everyone for reading the liveblog!

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Dressed as a pig from the game Angry Birds, a representative accepted his award while audience members threw stuffed birds at him.

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Representatives of Lonley Planet accepted their award by saying: "now get offline and travel!"

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Representatives from College Humor accepted their award by saying: "area man finally beats onion."

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He honored Dave Savage with a Special Achievement award for his "groundbreaking" work with the multi-media project "It Gets Better" and message of social advocacy in the LGBT community. Savage also received a standing ovation.

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The performance was accompanied by graphics by the Johnny Cash Project, whose director, Chris Milk, accepted and award for The Wilderness Downtown by saying "sinners make the best saints."

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Amanpour spoke, to loud audience approval, on the power of "Internet activism" to promote "positive social change" and how she has witnessed it in her reporting. After she showed a video that gave a summary of the Internet's role in the revolution in Egypt. Following the video Amanpour presented two representatives of the revolution with a Webby, who were given a standing ovation.

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What would you say if you had to give a Webby-famous 5-word speech? We're collecting your responses here!

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Burns is honored for founding the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University.

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People are enjoying Awkward Family Photos playing on the big screen.

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Norah Jones is getting set up to perform after with her band.

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Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone, accepted his award by saying "can you hear me, now?"

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Representatives of Funny or Die took their time at a lengthy and humorous "pre-5-word-speech," mostly making fun of their friend Will Ferrell. Ferrell then gave a response haiku.

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Lisa Kudrow just looked up the 5 longest words in the English language for anyone accepting an award tonight who wants a "little more time in the spotlight."

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Ironically, we're having some wireless Internet problems here at The Webby Awards, hence the lack of updates. Don't miss any of the action by watching live on our Facebook page.

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@ IBMWatson : Lisa Kudrow, hosting #webbys "person of the year #ibmwatson is not only the smartest, but also the best-looking" ;)

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John Mayer just arrived on the red carpet. @AprilCNNPR just snapped a picture of him.

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Popular culture and the internet collide, thanks to BuzzFeed!

@ BuzzFeed : Amir from College Humor let us take an Anthony Weiner crotch shot! http://yfrog.com/kgau1fij #Webbys

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According to Twitter, Ira Glass and Martin Cooper (inventor of the cell phone) have arrived on the red carpet.

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Find the best viral videos nominee here and some of the best ever 5-word speeches here.

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Greetings from Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City! We'll be live blogging the Webbys throughout the night.

You can also follow along in a number of ways, including Facebook, Twitter and more.

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