Updated. Missed your chance to get a ticket to the sold-out Crunchies? Never fear. We’re hosting the livestream of the entire event right here. Updated Feb. 1, 2012, 4:09 p.m.: Watch the archived video of the event on TechCrunch’s site.
Watch from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today to see what companies, technologies, products and people were chosen by their peers as the most innovative, most exciting and overall best in their field. Will Foursquare win Best Location App for the second year in a row, beating out such buzz-worthy contenders as Grindr, Runkeeper, Uber and Airbnb? And of all the great visionaries nominated — some familiar, such as Jack Dorsey, and some newcomers, such as Leah Busque — who did Crunchies voters choose for Founder of the Year? Will Apple, nominated for both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, win for best device or will the popular Galaxy Nexus, much-talked about Kindle Fire or groundbreaking connected-home device Nest take the best gadget award?
And perhaps most importantly, will the 2011 CEO of the year ever be able to top Andrew Mason’s amazing acceptance speech from last year?
The Crunchies will be hosted by Harris Wittels, writer for Parks and Recreation and author of @humblebrag. Katie Fehrenbacher, Om Malik and Colleen Taylor will be presenting, alongside our colleagues from VentureBeat and TechCrunch (our co-hosts for the event) and other members of the tech community, including Jack Dorsey, Kevin Rose, Marissa Mayer, Kevin Systrom, Reid Hoffman and Ron Conway.