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2nd Annual Streamy Award Winners

I’m going to have a whole lotta thoughts on last night’s Streamy Awards later today — trust me on that — but for right now let’s just celebrate the lucky recipients of the 2nd annual awards show for web video, all of whom save Zach Galifianakis were there in person to pick up their prizes.

Best Actress in a Drama winner Rachel Hip-Flores (right) finds a new use for her cupholder.

The winners are…

Visionary Award: Chad Hurley (Co-founder & CEO, YouTube (sw GOOG))

Audience Choice Award: Agents of Cracked

Best Comedy Web Series: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis

Best Drama Web Series: The Bannen Way

Best Hosted Web Series: Diggnation

Best News or Political Series: Auto-Tune the News

Best Animated Web Series: How It Should Have Ended

Best Branded Entertainment Web Series: Back on Topps (Topps, Dick’s Sporting Goods)

Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series: The Guild (Sean Becker)

Best Directing for a Drama Web Series: The Bannen Way (Jesse Warren)

Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series: Wainy Days (David Wain)

Best Writing for a Drama Web Series: Compulsions (Bernie Su)

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Zach Galifianakis (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis)

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series: Felicia Day (The Guild)

Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series: Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way)

Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series: Rachael Hip-Flores (Anyone But Me)

Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series: Easy to Assemble (Illeana Douglas, Justine Bateman, Eric Lange, Michael Irpino, Cheri Oteri, Daryl Sabara, Michael Panes, Rob Mailhouse, Sean Durrie, Tom Arnold, Ed Begley Jr., Tim Meadows, Ricki Lake, Greg Proops, Kevin Pollak)

Best Guest Star in a Web Series: “Weird Al” Yankovic (Know Your Meme)

Best Web Series Host: Zadi Diaz (Epic Fu)

Best Vlogger:
Shane Dawson (ShaneDawsonTV)

Editor’s note: NewTeeVee was one of the co-hosts of the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards.

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10 Responses to “2nd Annual Streamy Award Winners”

  1. I just learned about how this event went down, but I’m only surprised that peeps in this clique are upset about it. Why are people so surprised at this? This is an awards show that brags about being political. They built up Felicia Day and Justine Bateman as their monuments. I read there was a VIP section, yet there really weren’t any VIP’s in attendance. And in light of not being headline news, the sentiment that ‘the world will be ashamed of our behavior’ is just silly. I’m not picking fights or trying to insult anyone here. I respect and applaud most people’s efforts. But the internet is an open field. Taking on an elitist approach is probably futile. My first impression of this “academy” was why would they call an award “The Streamy”. That’s like calling the Emmy “The Broadcasty” and the Oscar “The Projecty”. It made this internet academy thingy (or should I say ‘meme’) appear like a bunch of elementary school kids taking themselves way too seriously. This year’s Streamy host once referred to this award as “electrified fettuccine” during an ABC News interview. So maybe changing the name to the “The Fettuccine Award” might fix everything.

    The writing on the wall that I’m reading says none of this matters. As long as the internet offers us free access, none of these people inside the clique or their awards matter. The sponsors don’t matter. The general audience is what matters here. That’s who really deserves the attention. In some cases, people who sit through some of the content out there should be receiving an award. And to all the Steamy Award Winners, congrats. Your hard work paid off. In the end, the stuff that’s created and the humbled moments of recognition will hold its weight much longer than the steel.

  2. I could care less if the posters above are anonymous, THEY’RE RIGHT! That’s all that matters. That show sucked!! The producers of it should all be fired. What an embarassment!!!

  3. Wasted My Time

    As you contemplate wording how bad and distasteful the award show was last night, let me help by saying as a production executive for a world wide entertainment company this award show made us who work in the digital industry look like complete amateurs to any company that is seeking to put money into the digital space and to the brands who are looking to us to revolutionize brand integration, marketing and promotion. The sponsors of the show must be furious as am I that I wasted my time attending an award show that had no clue what they were doing. Award shows are not fun in general but this was a nightmare. The skits were way too long. For an industry that does short form content the Streamy’s did a great job of having skits last 10 to 15 minutes. Christ! We get the joke after a minute, move on already and get through the awards. The host Paul Scheer (who did a great job for the 2 hours I stayed) said it best when he stated that this is a perfect show because next week he is hosting the TRAIN WRECK AWARDS. I could write pages and pages of how bad last night was but I’ll stop here.