The winners in 19 Streamy Awards categories were announced in advance of Sunday’s ceremony, with several top series taking home multiple awards.
Top nominee Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was one of the big early winners, with three awards. As expected, all of the Machinima Prime series’ awards were in technical categories, with Brett Pawlak winning for Best Cinematography, Kasra Farahani winning for Best Production Design, and Michael Louis Hill taking home the Streamy for Best Editing. Series director Stewart Hendler also won a Streamy for Best Direction, though he won it for H+ rather than Forward Unto Dawn
Epic Rap Battles of History, which will join Sunday’s presentation as a performer, also snagged three trophies. NicePeter and EpicLLOYD won for Music Series and Original Song, while crew member Mary Doodles won for Best Use of Fashion and Design.
Another top nominee, Lizzie Bennet Diaries, grabbed two awards, with Bernie Su winning for Best Comedy Writing and the series taking home the Streamy for Best Interactive Series.
A recent video on SourceFed helps break down all of these winners and provides a little hype for the awards show itself, which will go down on February 17th. Thanks, SourceFed! We’re excited too.
Other winners included:
BEST BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT SERIES: Leap Year
BEST NON-FICTION OR REALITY SERIES: Kids React
BEST DIY OR HOW-TO SERIES: Masterclass
BEST LIVE EVENT: Red Bull Stratos
BEST DERIVATIVE SERIES: The Walking Dead “Cold Storage”
BEST INTERNATIONAL SERIES: Travel Story
BEST GUEST APPEARANCE: Ken Jeong, Burning Love
BEST WRITING: DRAMA: Tony Valenzuela, BlackBoxTV
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Oliver Hotz and Matthew A. Rubin, DR0NE
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Lindsey Stirling, Lindsey Stirling
Congrats to all the winners, and good luck to the remaining nominees! The rest will be decided on Sunday.