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Louis C.K. is "person of the year," as dubbed by the 16th annual Webby Awards.

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The comedian claims the honorable distinction this year thanks to his digital-only release of stand-up special Louis C.K. - Live at the Beacon Theater, which earned more than $1 million in two weeks at just $5 a pop.

Sharing the spotlight with Webby Actresses of the Year are Graydon Sheppard and Juliette Lewis for their YouTube series Shit Girls Say, which became a viral phenomenon spawning a never-ending outpour of imitators in the past year. It should be also noted that Sheppard is a dude.

Funny Or Die scored a double-whammy picking up an award for Drunk History Christmas featuring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes. Fod's co-founder Will Ferrell also won an award for his impersonation of President George W. Bush reacting to Osama Bin Laden's death.

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