Vloggers Yousef Erakat and Philip DeFranco won big at last night’s Streamy Awards — an annual spectacle honoring the year’s best online creators and videos. Erakat, better known to viewers by his YouTube moniker FouseyTube, took home the Entertainer Of The Year Streamy, while DeFranco, who hosts an eponymous daily chat series on YouTube, won Show Of The Year.
Winners were crowned throughout the course of an eventful broadcast — streamed exclusively on YouTube — during which BuzzFeed’s Try Guys sported glitter beards while presenting Kandee Johnson with top honors in the Beauty category and host King Bach and the actor James Van Der Beek competed in a break-dance showdown.
The evening was also replete with several exciting and moving musical performances. The legendary rapper Biz Markie closed out the show with hits ‘Make The Music With Your Mouth‘ and ’Just a Friend‘. And in honor of Christina Grimmie, the YouTube musician who was tragically killed at a meet-and-greet over the summer, fellow musicians Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui performed a stunning tribute medley that was introduced by an emotional Shane Dawson.
Other memorable moments included Vine star Liza Koshy excitedly spitting out her gum onstage (below) while accepting the Breakout Creator award — presented by Time Inc.’s Instant platform — and the Merrell Twins taking home the Streamy in the Live category, which was a brand new honor this year. Another first-time Streamy in the Feature category was awarded to Lilly ‘Superwoman’ Singh for her YouTube Red documentary A Trip To Unicorn Island.
The 6th annual Streamy Awards were co-produced by live events giant Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter. While the majority of the awards were determined by a Blue Ribbon Panel of creators, executives, and industry experts, the two Audience Choice awards were determined by fan votes. Check out a full list of this year’s winners below:
Entertainer Of The Year – Yousef Erakat
Show Of The Year – The Philip DeFranco Show
AWARDS FOR CHANNELS, SERIES, OR SHOWS
Breakout Creator — Liza Koshy
Comedy — Good Mythical Morning
Feature — A Trip to Unicorn Island
First Person — Casey Neistat
Beauty — Kandee Johnson
Fashion — Amanda Steele
Lifestyle — GloZell Green
Actor — Chris Kendall, Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures
Actress — Jenn McAllister, Foursome
SOCIAL VIDEO AWARDS
Live — Merrell Twins
Snapchat Storyteller — Shaun ‘Shonduras’ McBride
Viner — Thomas Sanders