Review by Charles Mohapel
The Streamys.org, The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) News ISBN/ITEM#: CM100412STREAM
Date: 12 April 2010
Links: The Streamy Awards / International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) / Official 2010 Streamys Photos /
With the success of YouTube and its competitors, the world of Web Television has become more and more important to our connected society. Hosted by Paul Scheer on Sunday April 11, 2010, 2nd Annual Streamy Awards were presented at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Front and center was Chad Hurley (Co-founder & CEO, YouTube), winner of the Streamy Visionary Award which honors leaders and innovators who have made a significant contribution to the digital entertainment community.
Tonight, the International Academy of Web Television announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards during a live ceremony hosted by actor and comedian Paul Scheer at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
Over 1300 digital entertainment leaders and a large number of live global online viewers gathered together to celebrate the best in web television programming. The live online broadcast offered closed captioning in five languages.
Ceremony attendees and participants included: Chad Hurley (CEO, YouTube), Paul Scheer (Host), Chris Hardwick, Illeana Douglas, Tony Hale, David Faustino, Robert Englund, Tatyana Ali, Jaleel White, Jason & Randy Sklar, Julie Benz, David Henrie, Justine Bateman, Patrick Duffy, Kevin Pollak, Crystal Chappell, Danielle Harris, Daryl Sabara, Rob Huebel, Autumn Reeser, Jason Calacanis, and top Internet stars Ryan Higa, iJustine, Alex Albrecht, Felicia Day, Shane Dawson, Lisa Donavan, Zoe Bell, and Nick Kroll.
Visionary Award: Chad Hurley (Co-founder & CEO, YouTube) The Streamy Visionary Award honors leaders and innovators who have made a significant contribution to the digital entertainment community.
Audience Choice Award: Ten finalists received the most public submissions during the Streamy Awards' official submissions period from December 15, 2009 through January 18, 2010. The winner was determined by a public vote. (One vote allowed per day per person.).
Audience Choice: Agents of Cracked
Best Comedy Web Series: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis
Best Drama Web Series: The Bannen Way
Best Hosted Web Series: Diggnation
Best News or Political Series: Auto-Tune the News
Best Animated Web Series: How It Should Have Ended
Best Branded Entertainment Web Series: Back on Topps (Topps, Dick's Sporting Goods)
Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series: The Guild (Sean Becker)
Best Directing for a Drama Web Series: The Bannen Way (Jesse Warren)
Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series: Wainy Days (David Wain)
Best Writing for a Drama Web Series: Compulsions (Bernie Su)
Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Zach Galifianakis (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis)
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Felicia Day (The Guild)
Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series: Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way)
Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series: Rachael Hip-Flores (Anyone But Me)
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series: Easy to Assemble (Illeana Douglas, Justine Bateman, Eric Lange, Michael Irpino, Cheri Oteri, Daryl Sabara, Michael Panes, Rob Mailhouse, Sean Durrie, Tom Arnold, Ed Begley Jr., Tim Meadows, Ricki Lake, Greg Proops, Kevin Pollak)
Best Guest Star in a Web Series: "Weird Al" Yankovic (Know Your Meme)
Best Web Series Host: Zadi Diaz (Epic Fu)
Best Vlogger: Shane Dawson (ShaneDawsonTV)
For a complete list of the 2010 Streamy Craft Award winners, visit: http://www.streamys.org/2010/04/07/and-the-winners-of-the-2010-streamys-craft-awards-are/
For Red Carpet and Winner photos, visit the www.thebuibrothers.com/streamys. Please note, additional photos and videos will be available on Monday, April 12 on the Streamy Awards Media Kit page at http://www.streamys.org/press/media-kit/ .
About The Streamy Awards
The Streamy Awards, co-hosted by new media companies Tubefilter (www.tubefilter.tv) and NewTeeVee (www.newteevee.com), recognize excellence in global web television programming for broadband distribution across 35 creative categories, from acting and directing, to editing and special effects. Members of the International Academy of Web Television review shows submitted through a free, public submissions process and vote on the final nominees and winners for each category. The Audience Choice Award for Best Web Television Series is selected by members of the public. Winners of the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards will be announced at the Streamy Awards Ceremony on April 11, 2010 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The Streamy Craft Award winners will be announced at a separate ceremony on April 7, 2010 at the Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood. Founded in 2009, the Streamy Awards are produced by Tubefilter, Inc. (www.tubefilterinc.com). For more information, visit www.streamys.org, follow @streamyawards on Twitter and become a Fan at www.facebook.com/streamys .
About The International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television, an independent member-run organization comprised of digital entertainment leaders was founded in 2009 to promote and recognize artistic excellence and technological innovation in online entertainment. Members of the Academy are invited to join based on achievement in their respective fields, and include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, journalists, producers, technologists, and writers who actively participate in and support the web television and digital entertainment industries. The Academy oversees the annual Streamy Awards, which honor and recognize excellence in original episodic web television programming. For more information, visit www.iawtv.org, follow @iawtv on Twitter and become a Fan at www.facebook.com/iawtv .
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