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Streamy Awards

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Streamy Awards
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Streamy Award
Awarded forAchievement in web television production
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Academy of Web Television
First awardedMarch 28, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-03-28)

The Streamy Awards, often referred to as the Streamys, are presented annually by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter to recognize and honor excellence in online video, including directing, acting, producing, and writing. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented takes place in Los Angeles, California.[1] They were the first envelope-opening live-streamed award show.[2]

The Streamy Awards were created by Executive Producers Drew Baldwin, Brady Brim-DeForest and Marc Hustvedt of Tubefilter[3] and Joshua Cohen and Jamison Tilsner of[4]

The winners[5] of awards in over 30 categories,[6] including the Audience Choice and Visionary Award, were announced for the first time on March 28, 2009 at the 1st Annual Streamy Awards. Winners of the 1st Annual Streamy Awards included individual recipients (Best Male and Female Actor), and web series. Each year, certain awards are presented before the main ceremony at the Streamys Craft Awards.[7]

The 2nd Annual Streamy Awards were hosted by actor/comedian Paul Scheer and streamed live online from the Orpheum Theatre (Los Angeles, California) on April 11, 2010. The production experienced technical problems as well as interruptions due to people streaking the stage and interrupting the presenters. This show incorporated an online live internet streaming broadcast.[8][9] Due to poor reception and execution of the show, the IAWTV halted its production of the award ceremony[10] and formed their own Web TV awards presentation.[10]

Tubefilter joined Dick Clark productions to produce the 3rd Streamy Awards in 2013.[11]

The 5th Streamy Awards were broadcast live on VH1 on September 17, 2015.[12]

Award categories

Current awards

  • Best Drama Web Series
  • Best Comedy Web Series
  • Best Hosted Web Series
  • Best News or Politics Web Series
  • Best Reality or Documentary Web Series
  • Best Lifestyle Series
  • Best New Web Series
  • Best Companion Web Series
  • Best Animated Web Series
  • Best Branded Entertainment Web Series
  • Best Experimental Web Series
  • Best Foreign Web Series
  • Audience Choice (Entertainer of the Year, Show of the Year)
  • Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series
  • Best Directing for a Dramatic Web Series
  • Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series
  • Best Writing for a Dramatic Web Series
  • Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series
  • Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series
  • Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series
  • Best Female Actor in a Dramatic Web Series
  • Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series
  • Best Guest Star in a Web Series
  • Best Web Series Host
  • Best Vlogger
Technical and Craft
  • Best Editing in a Web Series
  • Best Cinematography in a Web Series
  • Best Art Direction in a Web Series
  • Best Sound Design in a Web Series
  • Best Visual Effects in a Web Series
  • Best Animation in a Web Series
  • Best Live Production in a Web Series
  • Best Original Music for a Web Series
  • Best Interactive Experience in a Web Series
  • Best Product Integration in a Web Series
  • Best Mobile Experience in a Web Series
  • Best Show of the Year

Retired awards

Awards that have been retired. Year denotes last year granted.

  • Best Artistic Concept in a Web Series (2009)
  • Best Ad Integration in a Web Series (2009)

Special categories

Special awards granted by the IAWTV are voted on by special committees, rather than by the membership as a whole.

Current special categories

  • Visionary Award

List of shows


The Streamy Awards feature performances intermittently throughout the show such as songs or skits. These acts are performed by internet personalities and musicians of note and change every year. At the 2013 Streamys, it was announced that Vanilla Ice and Shontelle would perform.[15] YouTube stars Chester See, DeStorm Power, and Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist of Epic Rap Battles of History also performed.[16] The 4th Annual Streamy Awards in 2014 featured performances by Pentatonix, Scott Bradlee, Jhené Aiko, among others.[17]


2010 reception controversy

The 2010 awards presentation was poorly received by audience members, viewers, and sponsors. Most complaints were in regards to technical problems and lewd jokes.[18] At one point, two streakers rushed the stage.[19][20][21][22] During the presentation, Shay Carl Butler of SHAYTARDS and "HiimRawn" interrupted Chris Hardwick and Lisa Donovan.[23] This caused the International Academy of Web Television to depart from the presentation of the award show, resulting in a two-year hiatus of the Streamys and the formation of the IAWTV Awards.[10]

Vitalyzvids Streamy Awards prank

At the 6th Streamy Awards, Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, a known prankster and YouTuber, crashed the stage of the awards ceremony and announced "nobody expected to see me here, but what about my soft dick?" and proceeded to lower his pants, a reference to a pornographic movie he participated in. He walked off to silence and scattered boos and hisses.

See also


  1. ^ "The Streamy Awards will recognize the best online T". Los Angeles Times. December 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ Wetherbe, Jamie (March 2009). "Get Streamy" (PDF). Geek Monthly. 
  3. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (March 31, 2009). "California Streamin’: A Night for Web Serials". New York Times. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Web TV's Streamy Awards: Next Year It Could Be You Up There". LA Weekly. March 30, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Winners Circle". tubefilter. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Watch Out, Emmys, Here Come the Streamys". The Wrap. March 15, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  7. ^ "The Streamy Awards: Three cheers for online TV!". Entertainment Weekly. March 30, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Where to Watch the Streamy Awards Online". NewTeeVee. April 10, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Tune in to Watch the Streamy Awards Live". mashable. April 9, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c Aymar Jean Christian (December 17, 2012). "On Giving the Streamys (and the IAWTV) a Chance". Televisual. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Alex Ben Block (August 5, 2011). "Dick Clark Productions Joins Tubefilter to Produce Streamy Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ Hurwitz, Daniel. "And the 2015 Streamy Awards nominees are ...", USA Today, August 12, 2015
  13. ^ "4th Annual Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  14. ^ "5th Annual Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  15. ^ Brian Anthony Hernandez (February 3, 2013). "Streamy Awards to Feature Vanilla Ice, Shontelle and YouTube Stars". Mashable. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ Joshua Cohen (January 28, 2013). "Vanilla Ice, Shontelle To Perform With Top YouTubers at Streamy Awards". Tubefilter. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ "About the Event". 2015 Streamys. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  18. ^ Liz Shannon Miller (April 12, 2010). "The Streamy Awards: A Producer’s Apology And Its Three Fails". GigaOM. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ Samuel Axon (April 12, 2010). "Streamy Awards 2010: Here Are the Winners". Mashable. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ Kevin Beaumont (April 12, 2010). "2nd Streamy awards descend into farce". End of Show. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ Megan O'Neill (April 12, 2010). "How To Make Internet Video Look Bad: #streamyfail 2010". Social Times. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  22. ^ Jace Hall (April 12, 2010). "The 2010 Streamys Award Show Disaster". Jace Hall Show. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  23. ^ iJustine (April 12, 2010). "2010 Streamy Awards". Retrieved February 4, 2013. 

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