You could call them the Oscars of the web, the Emmys of online video, or the Webbys of… webby things with moving images, I guess. Either way, the Streamy Awards, which are happening this Sunday in Los Angeles, are indisputably the most prestigious awards show of this newteevee world. This year’s show will be hosted by comedian Paul Scheer, feature a Visionary Award for YouTube (s GOOG) co-founder Chad Hurley, and offer the rare chance to see people like Lisa Kudrow and Zach Galifianakis share a red carpet with Amir Blumenfeld and the folks from INST MSGS. The show is starting Sunday at 5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM EDT, and you can watch it live online right here on NewTeeVee (as we are, after all, one of the show’s co-hosts).
You can’t wait that long, or you won’t make in back in front of your PC in time? No worries, there’s also a live-streamed pre-awards show as well as an iPhone app for all those web video fans on the go. In addition, the player embedded below will show the work of Streamys nominees before magically transforming into a live player a few minutes before the show begins.
The pre-awards red carpet show, which will be hosted by Mark Malkoff of Mark Lives In IKEA fame, is starting Sunday at 4pm PST / 7 PM ET. Malkoff will apparently bring some IKEA furniture to the red carpet, and he’ll be joined by Kristyn Burtt of the Web.Files and Coin-Op TV‘s Cyndee San Luis. You can watch the show before the show in the player embedded below, or at Ustream.tv.
Finally, iPhone users can follow the Streamy Awards live on their phone with the help of a dedicated iPhone app.
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