Thanks for celebrating the Crunchies with us

Thanks to everyone who came to the Crunchies last night to recognize the best startups — which won awards from “most likely to make the world a better place,” to “best tech innovation” and best “clean tech.”

Pictured here is Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook, who won the award for best overall website and best founder. Mark’s award was well deserved. And it was your votes that counted.

You can watch a video of the event that Mogulus recorded here, or there’s a quick and good summary of the event by the AFP today.

The highlight of the show, according to most people I talked with, was the acceptance speech by Fake Steve Jobs of the award for best device. (See video below the fold.) We had a lot of fun upstairs at the after party too (some photos here).

Lots of photos here of the event, held at the Herbst Theatre in SF, which seats close to 1,000 people. Congrats to all the winners and the nominees (scroll down). Thanks to the co-hosts, GigaOm, ReadWriteWeb and Techcrunch. They are competitors, but also friends. Mike did a great job as emcee. It was especially a treat to see Om up and about.

And, of course, thanks for the 2007 Crunchies sponsors, who underwrote the event and made it possible: Adobe, Charles River Ventures, The Founders Fund, The Mayfield Fund, Microsoft, OurStage and Sun Microsystems. Thank you also to our program sponsors, including Ask, Framr (an ecommerce start-up offering custom picture framing, launching tonight), Lotus Vodka, Intel Capital, Lehman Brothers, Meevee, RealTimeMatrix’s Vortex, Searchles, our official live streaming partner of the night Mogulus, our official ticketing sponsor Amiando, WeBreakStuff for design and MediaTemple for hosting.