A relatively new award show is generating a lot of buzz, as it should as more and more people are seeking alternate methods to get their humor, information, human oddities, news, food and lifestyle tips, political incorrect bits, cute visuals, dramas, shock value items, cultural insights and more, all by way of streaming.
The 7th Annual Streamy Awards took place on Sept. 26 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California to celebrate excellence in online video. The show was hosted by popular YouTube personality/musician, vlogger Jon Cozart, also known by the name of Paint. Top winners of the night include Steven Suptic’s Sugar Pine 7 for Show of the Year and the Dolan Twins were named Creator of the Year and streamed live on Twitter.
Some of the most notable nominees include: YouTuber Casey Neistat and go90’s , original series Mr. Student Body President, the drama series Caught, multi-hyphenate Lilly Singh, PUMA by Rhianna, Kevin Durant, Cameron Dallas, Liza Koshy, Lele Pons, Logan Paul and of course the aforementioned Dolan Twins and Steven Suptic’s Sugar Pine 7 as reported in Deadline.com
See the complete list of winners here.
Paint became known for his viral video “Harry Potter in 99 Seconds.”
Some notable presenters included Gigi Gorgeous, Tyler Oakley, Connor Franta, Mamrie Hart, Laura Marano, Lilly Singh, the Try Guys and Grace Helbig.
The grand finale performance of the show was a medley performed by the Village People.
The Streamy Awards, affectionately called the Streamys, came about in 2009 thanks to executive producers Drew Baldwin, Brady Brim-DeForest and Marc Hustvedt of Tubefilter and Joshua Cohen and Jamison Tilsner of Tilzy.tv. In 2013, Tubefilter was joined by Dick Clark productions to produce the Streamys.
This award recognizes excellence in all areas of online video including acting, directing, producing and writing. More than 30 awards are presented annually in the categories such as comedy, lifestyle, food, branded video or series, acting in comedy and drama, ensemble cast, breakthrough creator and more. They also have the Purpose Awards that celebrate creators, brands and nonprofits that make a difference in their communities and making the world a better place.
Some categories actually feature a fan voted category where people were encouraged to vote from Sept. 12 through Sept. 26.
The Streamy Premiere Awards went out last Sunday with Ariana Grande, Honest Trailers with Ryan Reynolds and The Young Turks being among the award winners.
Something a bit odd to note is that five out of the ten nominees for Creator of the Year were not present for the awards. Maybe they all will choose to show up for the 10th year of the show? However, many of the winners and losers will likely vlog about it soon.