The YouTube Streamy Awards, also known as the Streamy Awards or Streamys, are presented annually by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter to recognize and honor excellence in online video, including directing, acting, producing, and writing. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented takes place in Los Angeles, California.[1] They were the first envelope-opening live-streamed award show.[2]

Streamy Awards
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Awarded forAchievement in web television production
CountryUnited States
Presented byTubefilter
Dick Clark Productions
First awardedMarch 28, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-03-28)


The Streamy Awards were created by Executive Producers Drew Baldwin, Brady Brim-DeForest and Marc Hustvedt of Tubefilter[3] and Joshua Cohen and Jamison Tilsner of[4]

The winners[5] of awards in over 30 categories,[6] including the Audience Choice and Visionary Award, were announced for the first time on March 28, 2009 at the 1st Annual Streamy Awards. Winners of the 1st Annual Streamy Awards included individual recipients (Best Male and Female Actor), and web series. Each year, certain awards are presented before the main ceremony at the Streamys Craft Awards.[7]

The 2nd Annual Streamy Awards were hosted by actor/comedian Paul Scheer and streamed live online from the Orpheum Theatre (Los Angeles, California) on April 11, 2010. The production experienced technical problems as well as interruptions due to people streaking the stage and interrupting the presenters. This show incorporated an online live internet streaming broadcast.[8][9] Due to poor reception and execution of the show, the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) halted its partnership with Tubefilter and co-production of the award ceremony[10] and formed their own Web TV awards presentation.[10]

In 2011, Tubefilter entered a partnership with established entertainment industry awards show producer Dick Clark Productions (producers of the American Music Awards, among others) to co-produce the 3rd Streamy Awards which would be held in 2013.[11]

The 5th Streamy Awards were broadcast live on VH1 on September 17, 2015.[12]

The 6th Streamy Awards were hosted by King Bach and was broadcast live on YouTube on October 4, 2016 from The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The 7th Streamy Awards were hosted by Jon Cozart and was broadcast live on Twitter on September 26, 2017 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.[13]

The 8th Streamy Awards were hosted by The Try Guys and was broadcast live on YouTube on October 22, 2018 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The 9th Streamy Awards was broadcast live on YouTube on December 13, 2019 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It was the first Streamy Award ceremony to run without a host.[14]

Award categoriesEdit

Current awardsEdit

  • Best Drama Web Series
  • Best Comedy Web Series
  • Best Hosted Web Series
  • Best News or Politics Web Series
  • Best Reality or Documentary Web Series
  • Best Lifestyle Series
  • Best New Web Series
  • Best Companion Web Series
  • Best Animated Web Series
  • Best Branded Entertainment Web Series
  • Best Experimental Web Series
  • Best Foreign Web Series
  • Audience Choice (Entertainer of the Year, Show of the Year)
  • Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series
  • Best Directing for a Dramatic Web Series

Retired awardsEdit

Awards that have been retired. Year denotes last year granted.

  • Best Artistic Concept in a Web Series (2009)
  • Best Ad Integration in a Web Series (2009)
  • Viner (2016)

Special categoriesEdit

Special awards granted by the IAWTV are voted on by special committees, rather than by the membership as a whole.

  • Visionary Award

List of showsEdit


The Streamy Awards feature performances intermittently throughout the show such as songs or skits. These acts are performed by internet personalities and musicians of note and change every year. At the 2013 Streamys, it was announced that Vanilla Ice and Shontelle would perform.[19] YouTube stars Chester See, DeStorm Power, and Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist of Epic Rap Battles of History also performed.[20] The 4th Annual Streamy Awards in 2014 featured performances by Pentatonix, Scott Bradlee, Jhené Aiko, among others.[21]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Streamy Awards will recognize the best online T". Los Angeles Times. December 19, 2008.
  2. ^ Wetherbe, Jamie (March 2009). "Get Streamy" (PDF). Geek Monthly.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Heffernan, Virginia (March 31, 2009). "California Streamin': A Night for Web Serials". New York Times. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  4. ^ "Web TV's Streamy Awards: Next Year It Could Be You Up There". LA Weekly. March 30, 2009. Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  5. ^ "Winners Circle". tubefilter. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  6. ^ "Watch Out, Emmys, Here Come the Streamys". The Wrap. March 15, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  7. ^ "The Streamy Awards: Three cheers for online TV!". Entertainment Weekly. March 30, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  8. ^ "Where to Watch the Streamy Awards Online". NewTeeVee. April 10, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "Tune in to Watch the Streamy Awards Live". mashable. April 9, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  10. ^ a b Aymar Jean Christian (December 17, 2012). "On Giving the Streamys (and the IAWTV) a Chance". Televisual. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  11. ^ Alex Ben Block (August 5, 2011). "Dick Clark Productions Joins Tubefilter to Produce Streamy Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  12. ^ Hurwitz, Daniel. "And the 2015 Streamy Awards nominees are ...", USA Today, August 12, 2015
  13. ^ "Where to Watch the Streamy Awards Online". Hollywood Reporter. August 8, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  14. ^ Sandberg, Bryn Elise (December 13, 2019). "Streamy Awards Change It Up With Hostless Show and No Boomer Music Act". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  15. ^ "4th Annual Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2015-10-01.
  16. ^ "5th Annual Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2015-10-01.
  17. ^ "6th Annual Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  18. ^ "7th Annual Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  19. ^ Brian Anthony Hernandez (February 3, 2013). "Streamy Awards to Feature Vanilla Ice, Shontelle and YouTube Stars". Mashable. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  20. ^ Joshua Cohen (January 28, 2013). "Vanilla Ice, Shontelle To Perform With Top YouTubers at Streamy Awards". Tubefilter. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  21. ^ "About the Event". 2015 Streamys. Retrieved 26 August 2015.

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