The Streamy AwardsHave you made your nominations for The Streamys yet? With over 50,000 nominations cast (and counting) since we announced the awards last month, there is no question that creators and fans are rallying behind their favorite web series of 2008. The Streamys are the premiere awards for web television, honoring everything from scripted comedy, drama, reality, political, hosted—and the creative talent both in front and behind the camera.

Here’s the deal, the top nominated entry in each award category will automatically be one of the finalists. So yes, you’re helping out your favorite show/host/actor/writer/composer even if they have already been nominated. And don’t worry if your favorite series doesn’t have a ba-gillion teeming fans yet, the remaining finalists in each category will be selected from the nominations by the newly formed International Academy of Web Television, made up of some of the top creators and pioneers in web television. (More on the Academy, including membership is coming soon). 

For the Audience Choice Award—which is entirely picked by the public—voting on the final five will begin February 15th.  So get nominating and tell your friends! Nominations close this Friday January 23 at 11:59 PM (PST). 

 

Award Categories

Overall:
Best Dramatic Web Series
Best Comedy Web Series
Best Hosted Web Series
Best News/Politics Web Series
Best Reality Web Series
Audience Choice Award           

Directing:
Best Directing for a Comedy Series
Best Directing for a Dramatic Series

Writing:
Best Writing for a Comedy Series
Best Writing for a Dramatic Series

Acting:
Best Male Actor In a Comedy Series
Best Female Actor In a Comedy Series
Best Male Actor In a Dramatic Series
Best Female Actor In a Dramatic Series
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Guest Star In a Web Series

Hosting:
Best Web Series Host           

Technical Awards:
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects
Best Animation
Best Original Music

Special Awards:
Pioneer Award (honoring significant achievements web TV)
Best Ad Integration in a Web Series
Best Artistic Concept in a Web Series

Important Dates

January 23, 2009: Nominations close
February 15, 2009: Audience Choice Finalists Announced
March 9, 2009: Final Nominees Announced
March 28, 2009: The Streamy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA

Since the Awards will honor achievements in 2008, eligible web series must have at least three installments released at some point in 2008 to qualify. 

Inaugural sponsors for the Streamys include Blip.tv and TubeMogul, with more to be announced soon.

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