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This Is 2014's 'GIF Of The Year,' As Determined By The Gifys

03/11/2015 04:07 pm ET | Updated Mar 13, 2015

Forget the Emmys, the Grammys and all the other painfully long, drawn out awards shows.

For the Gifys, you only have to commit a couple seconds per award, and -- bonus! -- there's no self-congratulatory acceptance speech after.

This year's winners, announced March 5, honor the best GIFs from 2014 as determined by public submissions, voting, and a panel of GIF luminaries. In addition to a "GIF of the Year," winners were also announced in 11 other categories, including "Cats," "Film and TV," "News and Politics," and more.

In an email to The Huffington post, a representative for the Gifys said the expert panel pared down nearly 300 gif submissions to five per category. More than 200,000 votes went into selecting the ultimate winners, with the "2014 gif of the year" earning more than 13,000 votes.

The contest was sponsored in part by Giphy.com, a GIF-hosting site, and CP+B Los Angeles.

And the winners are...
Art + Design:

Can't Look Away:

Cats:

Film + TV:

Music:

Sports:

Throwback:

Weird:

And drumroll please...

Here's your 2014 GIF of the year:

People reports this GIF of President Obama "skateboarding" originated from an episode of "The Tonight Show."

Want to see more GIFs? Review last year's winners here.

H/T People

This story has been updated with information from a Gifys representative.

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