Webby Awards 2013: Seinfeld, Grimes among night's winners

Jerry Seinfeld speaks at the 17th annual Webby Awards on May 21, 2013, in New York. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Jerry Seinfeld, musician Grimes, Ben Stiller, Frank Ocean and Kevin Spacey were just some of the notable names who were recognized for their online achievements at the 17th annual Webby Awards Tuesday night in New York.

Comedian Patton Oswalt hosted the event with high-profile figures from the worlds of music, TV, film, fashion and just about every other creative field in attendance at the festivities honoring excellence on the Internet.

Fred Armisen presented Grimes with the artist of the year award, while Ocean won the person of the year honor for his decision in July to come out on Tumblr as bisexual. His announcement was seen as a step forward in combating homophobia in the hip-hop community. The R&B artist wasn't able to make it to the show and accepted his award via webcam instead.

Spacey and producing partner Dana Brunetti were honored with a special achievement award for their acclaimed Netflix series, "House of Cards." Stiller also received a special achievement award as one of the producers behind the Yahoo! Web series, "Burning Love."

For his Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,"Jerry Seinfeld was presented the outstanding comedic performance award and made fun of the Webby's five word limit on acceptance speeches.

Seinfeld said when accepting his award, "Why five words? It doesn't..."

More information on this year's Webby Awards winners can be found here.

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