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TODAY wins award for 'I Gotta Feeling' viral video

Tonight's gonna be a good night! TODAY was honored with the prestigious 2011 Edward R. Murrow award for Best Use of Video for recreating the viral lip-dub sensation, "I Gotta Feeling."  The clip aired as part of a TODAY Goes Viral, a special series where America's favorite morning show celebrated America's favorite online videos. It was produced by the esteemed Jennifer Long and featured the ent

Tonight's gonna be a good night! 

TODAY was honored with the prestigious 2011 Edward R. Murrow award for Best Use of Video for recreating the viral lip-dub sensation, "I Gotta Feeling."  

The clip aired as part of a TODAY Goes Viral, a special series where America's favorite morning show celebrated America's favorite online videos. It was produced by the esteemed Jennifer Long and featured the entire TODAY staff lip-synching to the Black Eyed Peas song in one continuous camera take. 

But words can't describe how much fun we had making it. Relive the video below:

We had a blast and had to do it again.  We honored Meredith Vieira by sending her off in a similar way with one final "Journey" around the plaza.

Watch it here:

Check out more videos in our TODAY Goes Viral series, including a behind-the-scenes clip about what it took to perform the "I've Gotta Feeling" stunt and a profile of John Maltabo, the extraordinary cameraman who pulled it off.

The Edward R. Murrow awards honor excellence in electronic journalism. They were announced today by the Radio Television Digital News Association. 

NBC News was also awarded with an Overall Excellence award. It’s  the third year in a row we took home this huge honor. 

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" was honored for Best Newscast and "Dateline" won for the documentary, "A Father's Mission." Here's a complete list of the winners