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Nick Offerman to host, possibly carve the Webby Awards

Parks And Recreation
Parks And Recreation

In saluting the “best of the internet” this year, the Webby Awards will honor the Black Lives Matter social movement, Game Of Thronescontinued expert trolling of its fans on social media, as well as give a Lifetime Achievement award to The A.V. Club’s sister publication, The Onion. And the Webbys have tapped Nick Offerman to hand out the awards as the host of next month’s ceremony, which will presumably switch to a wooden coil or at least feature a wooden base for its metal spring.


All woodworking jokes aside, including ones involving Offerman catching a plane to New York City, the erstwhile Ron Swanson has an engaging online presence. He and Megan Mullally regularly post pictures of their blissful wedded life, which involves doing a lot of jigsaw puzzles. Offerman also recently offered some sage advice via his “Shower Thoughts” video, when he blew minds by suggesting that taking candy from a baby is the responsible thing to do.

The Webbys will take place on May 16, and a stream of the ceremony will be available at WebbyAwards.com the very next day. Below you’ll find a list of other notable winners, including some recognition for Zoolander (good for him).

Special Achievement Winners

Webby Lifetime Achievement: The Onion
Webby Special Achievement: Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
Webby Entrepreneur of the Year: Jessica Alba
Webby Social Movement of the Year: #BlackLivesMatter founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza
Webby Film & Video Breakout of the Year Award: Making a Murderer

Webby Winners

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Best Social Content and Marketing
First Lady Michelle Obama, Two Webbys in the Online Film & Video Category
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Best Writing in Social
Funny or Die, Best Individual Short (Comedy)
Tracy Morgan, Best Scripted Branded Entertainment
The Weeknd, Best Music Video
Tyler Oakley, Best Web Personality
Straight Outta Compton, Best Digital Campaign
SNL 40, Best Events and Live Webcast, Online Film & Video: Variety
Game of Thrones, Best Overall Social Presence
Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Online Film & Video: Viral
Vanity Fair, Online Film & Video: Documentary
Zoolander Returns to the Runway, Three Webbys, including Best Live Experience in Branded Entertainment
The 69th Annual Tony Awards, Best Event in Social
YouTube Music Awards, Best Music Video Channel
House of Cards – FU 2016, Best Integrated Campaign


[via The Hollywood Reporter]