Streamy Awards
Current: 12th Streamy Awards
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Awarded forExcellence in online video
CountryUnited States
Presented byTubefilter
Dick Clark Productions
First awardedMarch 28, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-03-28)
Websitewww.streamys.org

The YouTube Streamy Awards, also known as the Streamy Awards or Streamys, are presented annually by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter to recognize 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 ever awards show dedicated entirely to web series.[2]

History

Lisa Kudrow at the 1st Annual Streamy Awards

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

The winners of awards in over 30 categories,[5] 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 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.[6]

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.[7][8] Due to poor reception and execution of the show, the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) halted its partnership with Tubefilter and co-production of the award ceremony and formed their own Web TV awards presentation.[9]

In 2011, Tubefilter entered a partnership with established entertainment industry awards show producer Dick Clark Productions (producers of the American Music Awards, among others) to co-produce the 3rd Streamy Awards which were held in 2013 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, and livestreamed across YouTube and multiple streaming networks simultaneously.[10]

The 5th Streamy Awards were broadcast live on VH1 on September 17, 2015, and hosted by Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley.[11]

The 6th Streamy Awards were hosted by King Bach and was broadcast live on YouTube on October 4, 2016 from The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The 7th Streamy Awards were hosted by Jon Cozart and was broadcast live on Twitter on September 26, 2017 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.[12]

The 8th Streamy Awards were hosted by The Try Guys and was broadcast live on YouTube on October 22, 2018 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The 9th Streamy Awards was broadcast live on YouTube on December 13, 2019 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It was the first Streamy Award ceremony to run without a host.[13]

In 2020, YouTube acquired the naming rights to the Streamy Awards.[14]

The 10th Streamy Awards were broadcast on YouTube on December 12, 2020, and were hosted by drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova. To adhere to social distancing restrictions, the duo presented the awards on a party bus being driven around Los Angeles.[15]

The 11th Streamy Awards were broadcast on YouTube on December 11, 2021. They were hosted by American YouTuber Larray, alongside Issa Twaimz, once again being driven in a party bus around Los Angeles.

The 12th Streamy Awards were held on December 4, 2022 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and were hosted by the Youtuber Airrack (known in real life as Eric Decker), and also featured a performance by Yung Gravy. Mr. Beast won Creator of the year for the third year in a row.[16]

Award categories

The current award categories for the Streamy Awards are separated into the main Streamy Awards and the Streamys Brand Awards.[17] The current categories are:

Brand Awards

List of shows

Edition Year Date Venue Host city Host(s) Broadcaster(s)
1st 2009 March 28 Wadsworth Theatre Los Angeles N/A YouTube
2nd 2010 April 11 Orpheum Theatre Paul Scheer
3rd 2013 February 17 Hollywood Palladium Chris Hardwick
4th 2014 September 7 The Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart
5th 2015 September 17 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley VH1
YouTube
6th 2016 October 4 The Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills King Bach YouTube
7th 2017 September 26 Jon Cozart Twitter
8th 2018 October 22 The Try Guys YouTube
9th 2019 December 13 N/A
10th 2020 December 12 A travelling party bus Los Angeles Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova
11th 2021 December 11 Larray
12th 2022 December 4 The Beverly Hilton Beverly Hills Airrack

See also

References

  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 3, 2011.
  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. Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  5. ^ "Watch Out, Emmys, Here Come the Streamys". The Wrap. March 15, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  6. ^ "The Streamy Awards: Three cheers for online TV!". Entertainment Weekly. March 30, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  7. ^ "Where to Watch the Streamy Awards Online". NewTeeVee. April 10, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  8. ^ "Tune in to Watch the Streamy Awards Live". mashable. April 9, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  9. ^ Aymar Jean Christian (December 17, 2012). "On Giving the Streamys (and the IAWTV) a Chance". Televisual. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  10. ^ Alex Ben Block (August 5, 2011). "Dick Clark Productions Joins Tubefilter to Produce Streamy Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  11. ^ Hurwitz, Daniel. "And the 2015 Streamy Awards nominees are ...", USA Today, August 12, 2015
  12. ^ "Where to Watch the Streamy Awards Online". Hollywood Reporter. August 8, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  13. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (December 13, 2019). "Streamy Awards Change It Up With Hostless Show and No Boomer Music Act". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Spangler, Todd (2021-10-20). "YouTube Streamy Awards 2021 Nominations Announced, MrBeast Leads With Seven Nods". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Spangler, Todd (December 3, 2020). "YouTube Streamy Awards 2020 to Be Hosted by 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alums Trixie Mattel and Katya". Variety. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  16. ^ Chan, J. Clara (2022-12-05). "YouTube Streamy Awards: MrBeast Takes Top Creator; Full List of Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-12-05.
  17. ^ "Awards Categories". The Streamy Awards. Retrieved 2021-06-27.