Jenny Slate to Host 2019 Webby Awards
The awards ceremony, which honors the best of the Internet, will take place May 13 in New York City.
Jenny Slate is set to host the 23rd annual Webby Awards.
Established in 1996, the Webby Awards recognize excellence on the internet and hand out honors in categories for websites, videos, advertising, media & PR, apps, mobile, voice, social, podcasts and games.
Nominees for this year's awards are set to be announced Tuesday, April 2.
In addition to kicking off the show with a monologue, Slate will also ensure that the night's honorees follow the Webbys' five-word acceptance speech rule, which is a hallmark of the ceremony.
Notable acceptance speeches in the past have come from Kim Kardashian, who said, "Nude selfies 'til I die," and David Harbour, who declared, "Net neutrality, you greedy dickheads."
"The internet gives us infinite ways to make our everyday lives better," Slate said in a statement. "Even though I am 'very bad at computers,' I am good at having fun, and I’m excited to celebrate those who dare to make the best of the internet at a time when we need to foster connection, kindness and creativity."
In addition to her upcoming role as Webbys host, the actress' credits include parts on such TV series as Big Mouth, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers and Kroll Show, as well as in the films Zootopia, Obvious Child, Venom, The Sunlit Night and The Secret Life of Pets 2. Slate is also the co-creator of the children’s book and short film series Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.
"The internet has been obsessed with Jenny Slate since Marcel the Shell With Shoes On first made us LOL," said Webby Awards executive director Claire Graves. "She is unbelievably funny, and we're ecstatic to have her host this year’s show."
The 23rd annual Webby Awards are set to take place May 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.