|Current: 10th Streamy Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in online video|
Dick Clark Productions
|First awarded||March 28, 2009|
The YouTube Streamy Awards, also known as the Streamy Awards or 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. They were the first envelope-opening live-streamed award show.
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.
The winners of awards in over 30 categories, 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.
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. 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.
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.
The 5th Streamy Awards were broadcast live on VH1 on September 17, 2015, and hosted by Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley.
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.
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.
The 10th Streamy Awards was broadcast on YouTube on December 12, 2020 and was hosted by drag queens Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova. To adhere to social distancing restrictions, the duo presented the awards by driving a party bus around Los Angeles.
The current award categories for the Streamy Awards are separated into three sections: the main Streamy Awards, the Streamys Social Good Awards, and the Streamys Brand Awards.