Joss Whedon, Felicia Day and a Pile of Streamys

nphstreamysThe first annual Streamy Awards ceremony, held last night in Los Angeles, was a star-studded and high-energy event. (Pictured here: our iPhone paparazzi shot of Neil Patrick Harris. Update: Below are nice photos from TheBuiBrothers.com. ) As Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog and The Guild were two of the evening’s biggest winners, it’s no surprise that Joss Whedon and Felicia Day provided two of the best and most memorable acceptance speeches.

Accepting the award for Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series for The Guild, series creator Day drew thunderous applause from the crowd when she said,

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“As an actor, I want to thank all the casting directors and directors and producers who rejected me horribly.  And never hired me.  And didn’t like the way I looked…. Because without them beating me down into the ground and making me depressed, I never would have picked up a pen and written my own thing and did it and gone around [all of them].”

Day went on to say, “I’m a square peg and I’ve been trying to fit into a round Hollywood hole for a very long time,” and said she hoped her success with The Guild would inspire others to create their own opportunities for their art.

josswhedonstreamysAccepting the award for Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series for Dr. Horrible (which Day also starred in), Whedon called himself “the establishment guy,” but went on to say,

“It means a great deal to me that a bunch of people who are not already established, who have not had opportunities or connections, are coming up and making stuff that I adore, and that millions of people are watching.  The television industry right now is in a funky state … while it seems to be slightly falling apart, the Internet seems to be coming up.  I have no idea where they’ll meet, but I know it begins here, and the people here are creating the bedrock of what’s going to be not just the new media, but the media.  And it’s very exciting for me to be a part of that.  You are my heroes.”

The full list of winners presented at the ceremony:

Best Reality Web Series:

The Shatner Project

Best News or Politics Series:

Alive in Baghdad

Best Web Series Host:

Alex Albrecht, Project Lore

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series:

Neil Patrick Harris, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Best Directing for a Dramatic Series:

Blake Calhoun, Pink

Best Directing for a Comedy Series:

Joss Whedon, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series:

The Guild

Best Hosted Web Series:

EPIC FU

Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series:

Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Best Writing for a Dramatic Web Series:

Jane Espenson, Seamus Kevin Fahey, Ronald D. Moore, Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy

Best Ad Integration in a Web Series:

Back on Topps (Skype)

Best Animation in a Web Series:

The Meth Minute 39

Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series:

Alessandro Juliani, Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemey

Best Female Actor in a Dramatic Web Series:

Rosario Dawson, Gemini Division

Best Guest Star in a Web Series:

Paul Rudd, Wainy Days

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series:

Felicia Day, The Guild

Best Comedy Web Series:

The Guild

Best Dramatic Web Series:

Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy

Audience Choice Award:

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Editor’s note: NewTeeVee was one of the co-hosts of the Streamy’s Awards, along with Tilzy.TV and TubeFilter.

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