Fallon Is Webby Awards' 'Person of the Year'

Reznor, MacFarlane, Twitter also receive Internet honors
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2009 1:38 PM CDT
Seth MacFarlane is seen in a rally at Fox Plaza in Los Angeles' Century City district, Nov. 9, 2007.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Jimmy Fallon, Trent Reznor, and Twitter have all been honored with a 2008 Webby Award, CNET reports. Fallon, described by the awards committee as “one of the most ardent online evangelists,” was named the Webby’s “Person of the Year” for incorporating Twitter feeds, blogging, and online video into Late Night.

Nine Inch Nails leader Reznor was named “Artist of the Year” for his vocal support of online music distribution. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who created a new series, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy in partnership with Google, was awarded the film-specific version of “Person of the Year.” Lastly, Twitter nabbed the award for “Breakout of the Year,” a new category.