Winners of the inaugural Y@ Speak Awards

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Below are the winners of last night's inaugural Y@ Speak Awards, honoring the best of 2012-2013 New Orleans Twitter users. The event, held at Publiq House on Freret Street, featured guest host Ian Hoch, a pre-recorded "thank you" video from best celebrity account nominee Mannie Fresh, highlights from a year in Y@ Speak, and bare-fisted duels, death threats and general saloon-style anarchy among the winners and losers. You can catch up following the hashtag #twitterprom.

The winners were selected from an online ballot based on an online, user-submitted nomination ballot.

Best celebrity account
Wendell Pierce

Best athlete account
Drew Brees

Best politician account
Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Best Twitter feuder
Editilla

Best business account
FleurtyGirl

Best music account
DJ Soul Sister

Best parody account
Fake Times-Picayune

Best comedian account
Chris Trew

Best media account (tie)
UptownMessenger
and
Scott Walker

Best female account
Alison Fensterstock

Best male account
skooks

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