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Webby Awards name Louis C.K. 'person of the year'

May 1, 2012 |  3:30 pm

Louis C.K.The Webby Awards, honoring the best of the Web, announced the 2012 award winners Tuesday, with Louis C.K. grabbing person of the year.

The reason is the comedian's self-distributed comedy special, "Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater," which he released on his own website for $5 apiece. The comic is also the star of the critically acclaimed FX series "Louie."

Artist of the year went to Bjork, and actresses of the year went to Juliette Lewis and Graydon Sheppard of the viral sensation "... Girls Say." (It should be noted that Sheppard is male).

Will Ferrell's George W. Bush impression paid off for him once again as the star won for individual performance for the Funny or Die video "President Bush Reacts to Osama Bin Laden's Death."

"Drunk History Christmas," also from Funny or Die, won for comedy long form or series. The short starred Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes.

The complete list of winners is listed on the Webby Awards' website here. The awards will be passed out in New York City on May 21 with host Patton Oswalt.


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Photo: Louis C.K. Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images.