The web video stars were out in full force on February 17th as Tubefilter and dick clark productions handed out the Streamy Awards, celebrating the best video content the Internet has to offer. In the end, 35 winners took home the hardware in front of hundreds of attendees at the Hollywood Palladium.
The big winners were Burning Love, which won four awards including Best Comedy Series and Best Male Actor: Comedy for its star, Ken Marino; Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, which added the Streamy for Best Drama Series to its three technical wins; Grace Helbig, who won Best First Person Series and the Audience Choice Award for Personality of the Year for her DailyGrace vlog; and Philip DeFranco, won Best News and Culture Series for The Philip DeFranco Show while his SourceFed program took home the Audience Choice Award for Series of the Year.
Other acting winners included Hannah Hart of My Drunk Kitchen for Best Female Performance: Comedy, Missy Peregrym of Cybergeddon for Best Female Performance: Drama, and Xander Berkeley of The Booth at the End for Best Male Performance: Drama.
The winners represented a wide cross-section of online video platforms and multi-channel networks. Maker Studios led all MCNs with five wins, Machinima was next with four, Revision3 and My Damn Channel each had two, and Fullscreen and The Collective each had one. Seven winners have ties to YouTube’s Original Channels Initiative, another six awards were handed out to Yahoo programs, and Hulu scored a single win. Independent creators such as Bernie Su also had success.
The entire Streamys ceremony can be viewed below. Jump to 1:10:00 in the video for the beginning of the show.
The full list of winners is below. It was an amazing list of nominees, and we at Tubefilter would like to give our gratitude to all who were involved. We hope industrious creators are already out there working on the series that will big in 2014.
BEST DIRECTION: Stewart Hendler, H+ The Digital Series
BEST WRITING, COMEDY: Bernie Su, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
BEST WRITING, DRAMA: Tony Valenzuela, Black Box TV
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: Burning Love
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE, DRAMA: Xander Berkeley, The Booth at the End
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE, DRAMA Missy Peregrym, Cybergeddon
BEST DRAMA SERIES: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
BEST ACTION OR SCI-FI SERIES: H+ The Digital Series
BEST COMEDY SERIES: Burning Love
BEST NON-FICTION OR REALITY SERIES: Kids React
BEST BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT SERIES: Leap Year
BEST FIRST-PERSON SERIES: DailyGrace
BEST DERIVATIVE SERIES: The Walking Dead “Cold Storage”
BEST NEWS AND CULTURE SERIES: The Philip DeFranco Show
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Kasra Farahani, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Brett Pawlak, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
BEST USE OF FASHION & DESIGN: Mary Gutfleisch, Epic Rap Battles of History
AUDIENCE CHOICE FOR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Grace Helbig
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE, COMEDY: Ken Marino, Burning Love
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE, COMEDY: Hannah Hart, My Drunk Kitchen
BEST HOST: KassemG, California On
BEST ONLINE MUSICIAN: Peter Shukoff, Epic Rap Battles of History
BEST GUEST APPEARANCE: Ken Jeong, Burning Love
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist, “Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates”, Epic Rap Battles of History
BEST ANIMATED SERIES: Tom Hanks’ Electric City
BEST DIY OR HOW-TO SERIES: Masterclass
BEST LIVE EVENT: Red Bull Stratos
BEST LIVE SERIES: What’s Trending with Shira Lazar
BEST MUSIC SERIES: Epic Rap Battles of History
BEST INTERNATIONAL SERIES: Travel Story
BEST INTERACTIVE PROGRAM: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
BEST EDITING: Michael Louis Hill, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Oliver Hotz, Matthew A. Rubin, DR0NE
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Lindsey Stirling, Lindsey Stirling
AUDIENCE CHOICE FINALISTS FOR SERIES OF THE YEAR: SourceFed