Roger Ebert Takes Home Webby of the Year

Chicago icon receives award for Internet contributions

By Adriana Correa
|  Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010  |  Updated 9:15 AM CDT
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Roger Ebert is the master of the web.

The Sun-Times film critic took home the Webby Person of the Year Award from the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for his contributions to the craft of online writing and journalism, according to the Sun-Times.

Recipients of the Webby Award are generally limited to acceptance speeches containing only five words. Ebert, who speaks through a computer program since losing his voice to a battle with cancer, cut it down to three. 

He said “Veni, vidi, vici.”   That’s Latin for “I came, I saw, I conquered.” 

Ebert can add the Webby to his wall of awards, which includes a Pulitzer Prize.

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