2005 Webby Awards
The ninth annual 2005 Webby Awards ceremony was held in New York City on June 8, 2005. It was hosted by comedian Rob Corddry, and judging took place covering 4,300 sites from more than 40 countries by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Al Gore was awarded a lifetime achievement award and for his five-word acceptance speech he delivered the frequently-cited line, "Please don't recount this vote" – a reference to the 2000 Florida election recount.
Nominees and winners
|Category||Winner||People's Voice winner||Other nominees|
|Activism||World Citizen's Guide
||The Great Divide Website|
|The Migration Information Source|
|Voices of Civil Rights|
||WordCount / Tracking the Way We Use Language
|Horizons: Canadian and Russian Landscape Painting (1860-1940)|
||HBO: Ali G micro site|
|The Merck Manual -- Second Home Edition Online|
|CBC Radio 3|
||Hot Shot Business|
|Myst Revelations Web Site|
|Spooks 3 Games - The Grid|
|Games-Related||i love bees (Halo 2 Promotion)
|The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap|
|The Subservient Chicken|
|Four Word Film Review|
|Marmot - Climb Sepu|
|Mavericks Surf Contest|
Winners and nominees are generally named according to the organization or website winning the award, although the recipient is, technically, the web design firm or internal department that created the winning site and in the case of corporate websites, the designer's client. Web links are provided for informational purposes, both in the most recently available archive.org version before the awards ceremony and, where available, the current website. Many older websites no longer exist, are redirected, or have been substantially redesigned.
- Staff. "Reporter's Notebook: GEICO wins insurance site Webby." Claims. 1 July 2005.
- Staff. "Beyond the Bottom Line." Stanford Social Innovation Review. 1 July 2005.
- Walker, Leslie. "Mercora Turns to Users To Generate Streaming Music." The Washington Post. 12 June 2005.
- Staff. "Names & Faces." The Washington Post. 8 June 2005.