The 2nd Annual Streamy Awards at The Orpheum, 4/11/10
The Second Annual Streamy Awards, held Sunday night at Downtown LA's Orpheum Theater, confirmed the establishment of web television as part of Hollywood's ecosystem. The awards ceremony included nods to traditional entertainment awards shows with a rumored streaker, gift bags, a formal dress code and the requisite running a half hour past schedule. David Faustino appeared later on the awards podium fully or partially nude (difficult to tell from the press room).
While some in the blogosphere wished for a more serious tone and more of a technical polish, the show itself succeeded in achieving recognition for this relatively new entertainment medium. The DIY, viral format and style has spread to broadcast television. "Some of the technologies used in web television are now being used in broadcast television production," said Tim Street, creator of French Maid TV, before departing to Las Vegas for his five panels at NAB.
As no event in Downtown LA, would be complete without the ubiquitous food truck, the WorldFare double-decker BusTaraunt made an appearance outside the Orpheum before the crowd adjourned to the afterparty at Cicada.
Full list of winners below.
Visionary Award: Chad Hurley (Co-founder & CEO, YouTube) The Streamy Visionary Award honors leaders and innovators who have made a significant contribution to the digital entertainment community.
Audience Choice Award: Ten finalists received the most public submissions during the Streamy Awards’ official submissions period from December 15, 2009 through January 18, 2010. The winner was determined by a public vote. (One vote allowed per day per person).
Best Comedy Web Series
Best Drama Web Series
Best Hosted Web Series
Best Reality or Documentary Web Series
Best News or Politics Web Series
Best Foreign Web Series
Best New Web Series
Best Companion Web Series
Best Animated Web Series
Best Branded Entertainment Web Series
Best Experimental Web Series
Audience Choice Award for Best Web Series
Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series
Best Directing for a Drama Web Series
Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series
Best Writing for a Drama Web Series
Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Best Male Actor in a Drama Web Series
Best Female Actor in a Drama Web Series
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series
Best Guest Star in a Web Series
Best Web Series Host
Best Editing in a Web Series
Best Cinematography in a Web Series
Best Art Direction in a Web Series
Best Sound Design in a Web Series
Best Visual Effects in a Web Series
Fear Clinic (Jason Bergman, Nicholas Onstad, Bethany Onstad, Jason Knetge, Erik Porn, Ikuo Saito, David Dang)
Best Animation in a Web Series
Best Original Music in a Web Series
Best Live Production in a Web Series
Best Interactive Experience in a Web Series
Best Product Integration in a Web Series
Best Mobile Experience in a Web Series