Webby Recipients Speak Out Against BP

webby awards logoRecipients of this week’s Webby Awards took the opportunity to speak out against BP. Acceptance speeches were limited to five words, making for some pithy yet cutting commentary.

isabella rosselliniI say, plug the hole.”
-Isabella Rossellini, Best Individual Performance–Green Porno

Kids think oil spills suck.
-National Geographic Kids, Best Youth Web Site

“Oil and waterlife don’t mix.”
-Waterlife.nfb.ca, Best Documentary: Individual Episode

Design community site 99 Designs went one step further—they auctioned off their acceptance speech for a winning bid of $6,000 from Fotolia.  Proceeds were donated to The Gulf Restoration Network. The acceptance speech:  “BP Suck. Fotolia Rock. Donate.

Other recipients chose non-oil spill related political commentary.

Goldman Sachs shortened my speech.
–Arianna Huffington, Best Political Blog–People’s Voice

Wall Street: What f—ing thieves.
-Robert Scheer, Best Political Blog–Webby

Shivani is Principal at Friday Consulting, where she works with food and technology startups on strategy, finance, and business planning. She is also a founding consultant at AchieveMission. Shivani holds a BA from Stanford University, and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School. Follow her on twitter @shivaniganguly.