SXSW
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Wed March 13, 2013

Photos: SXSW Interactive Awards

South by Southwest Interactive powered down last night, although not before a blowout closing party at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and the SXSW Interactive Awards.

The 16th Annual Interactive Awards held at the Hilton Austin Downtown honored winners across 15 different categories. Emcee Aisha Tyler kept the jokes coming at a rapid clip, imploring honorees (with mixed success) to keep their acceptance speeches Tweet length. And bluegrass performers The Austin Steamers kicked the festivities off with a Texas twang.

KUT News spoke with three award finalists: the folks behind Motion Graphics nominee Assassin's Creed III - Bunker Hill Interactive Trailer; Student nominee Combiform; and Film/TV nominee Smithsonian Channel for iPad. You can listen to their remarks in the player above.  

You can find a full list of award winners here. Below, check out a slideshow powered by the KUT News Flickr page