- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Patton Oswalt will host the 16th annual Webby Awards.

The actor-comedian will emcee the May 21 event, it was announced Tuesday, where winners are famously restricted to five-word acceptance speeches. The awards will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and streamed live on WebbyAwards.com.

The Webbys, which celebrate Internet achievement, are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a group of about 1,000 Web experts and Internet professionals.

Winners are announced ahead of the awards show. Nominees will be unveiled next week, with winners announced May 1.

This year’s Webby Awards received more than 10,000 entries.

Oswalt recently co-starred in the film “Young Adult.” He also plays a supporting role in the upcoming “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.”




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