Everyone’s been digesting (and debating) the nominees in 34 Streamy Award categories announced earlier this month, but still one solitary group of nominees remains a secret. The finalists for the Audience Choice Award, the capstone of the entire Streamy Awards ceremony, will be announced Monday March 22 on Streamys.org.
Comedian Nick Thune, star of Nick’s Big Show on Atom and a regular on Jay Leno takes some playful shots at the 10 nominated series in the announcement video which will run Monday morning. None of them are spared. But having made it this far in rallying the internet’s teeming hordes, I think they can handle it.
Voting will also begin Monday morning, with fans able to watch each of the ten finalists and vote for their favorites, once per day, all the way up until the Award is announced live on stage. Yes, this year even voting during the Streamy Awards themselves will be allowed. This category has been all about fan favorites, with the ten finalists determined by those that received the most public submissions during the open submission period in December and January.
All weekend on the official Streamys Facebook page and on Twitter, there will be a contest to guess the 10 finalists, with the fans who are closest to the actual list getting some prizes from Streamys sponsors.
Last year, Lisa Kudrow capped off the night of winners by presenting the Audience Choice Award (see below) quipping about her Obama-level Blackberry. Fan favorite Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog took home the honors. But with no Dr. Horrible in the running this year, it’s hard to say which show can swell up their fans into some click-to-vote love this time around.