People say they are “humbled” when they win an award but I always thought it was more humbling to not win.
As another Tweeter (Felix Croissant!) says in response, it’s just something people say.
I suppose one reason for such exaggerated humility is to make absolutely sure you don’t say anything like: This proves I’m the best!!! Loo-ser-ers!!!
But just once, I’d love it if someone did say that.