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.