On Wednesday night the hotly anticipated second edition of the Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival went down at the Minnesota State Fair, with celebrity kitty Grumpy Cat — who was already an art world fixture — taking home the grand prize. The evening’s winner earned herself a golden cat statuette designed by toy-maker Hasbro (see above).
Grumpy Cat follows in the hallowed paw prints of last year’s victor, Henri Le Chat Noir, who was inducted into the Internet Cat Video Hall of Fame moments before the grand prize winner was announced. She beat out top contenders including Simon’s Cat, Vacuum Hose Cat, and Roomba Cat. In addition to Henri, Kittens Inspired By Kittens, Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat, and Lil Bub took home Hall of Fame awards Wednesday night.
Watch Grumpy Cat’s winning video:
— Benjamin Sutton
(Photo via @RealGrumpyCat/Twitter.)