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Nyan Cat, Sh*t Girls Say and Ryan Gosling honoured at The Webby Awards

Posted on May 22, 2012 by

There’s a certain person in this office who shall remain unnamed (Casey, it’s definitely Casey) who really appreciates the Nyan Cat. So if he indeed plans to blast Nyan Cat in celebration of its winning meme of the year, I will most certainly be cowering under the table with industrial headphones.

I learned the hard way the first time round, that the Pop Tart cat sings the most annoyingly catchy song in the WORLD.

As I said, that little cat — that came from nothing and went so far — won Meme of the Year at The Webby Awards last night, which is basically like the Oscars here at andPOP. The cat beat out Michelle Bachmann eyes, Texts from Hillary (Clinton) and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

One of my personal faves, Shit Girls Say, got major kudos too as Juliette Lewis and Graydon Sheppard were named best actresses for the YouTube series. Instead of yawn-worthy, drawn out novels, the winner’s speeches were all five words or less. Lewis and Sheppard kept their simple, with an edge of mystery, as they said: “We just want to thank …” and left the stage.

There were many Ryan Gosling wins and mentions. An unidentified rep for Pinterest (which won the Webby for social media) accepted by saying: “Pinterest loves you, Ryan Gosling!” Since, hey girl, everyone obvs loves to pin Gosling. Funny or Die also scored a Webby for its Drunk History of Christmas, which starred Gosling, Jim Carrey and Gosling’s girlfriend Eva Mendes.

Watch Nyan Cat here:

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