Streamy Awards: Grace Helbig, Todrick Hall among early winners
Proving just how large the digital video landscape is becoming, the Streamy Awards — like the Emmys and Oscars — have split up the handing-out of honors, announcing winners in 30 categories Saturday night.
YouTube star Grace Helbig, prankster Roman Atwood, and actor Robby Novak — a.k.a. Kid President — were among the winners at the 2016 Official Streamys Nominee Reception at YouTube Space LA, taking home awards for Brand Campaign, Pranks, and Kids and Family, respectively. Todrick Hall and violinist Lindsay Stirling were among those taking home Music awards, while 30 for 30 Shorts won in the Sports category, Tastemade’s Tiny Kitchen in the Food arena.
The team behind the entertaining Honest Trailers won the craft Writing award, while Jimmy Kimmel Live and various creators won the performance Collaboration award for that show’s popular Mean Tweets segment.
Winners in 14 other categories will be announced Tuesday night at the 6th Annual Streamy Awards, starting at 9 p.m. ET at the Beverly Hilton, with a livestream available via the Streamys YouTube channel. King Bach will host the ceremony, with a stream-studded group of presenters including Philip DeFranco, Gigi Gorgeous, Joey Graceffa, GloZell Green, Helbig, Jenna Marbles, Tyler Oakley, Ian Hecox and more. Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek and New Girl‘s Lamorne Morris will make special appearances.
EW parent company Time Inc.’s new brand, INSTANT, is the official media partner of the Streamys and will present the 2016 Breakout Creator Award.
See the list of early winners below.
AWARDS FOR CHANNELS, SERIES OR SHOWS
ANIMATED – sWooZie
DRAMA – I Ship It
INDIE – Brooklyn Sound
INTERNATIONAL – HolaSoyGerman
NON-FICTION – The Try Guys
VIRTUAL REALITY AND 360° VIDEO (NEW CATEGORY) – MatPat’s Game Lab
ACTION OR SCI-FI – Day 5
DOCUMENTARY OR INVESTIGATIVE – The Banker Suicides
FOOD – Tiny Kitchen
GAMING – The Game Theorists
HEALTH AND WELLNESS – Yoga With Adriene
KIDS AND FAMILY – Kid President
NEWS AND CULTURE – The Philip DeFranco Show
PRANKS – Roman Atwood
SCIENCE OR EDUCATION – Laci Green
SPORTS – 30 for 30 Shorts
DANCE – Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval
ENSEMBLE CAST – Escape the Night
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – Todrick Hall
COVER SONG – Lindsey Stirling, Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
CINEMATOGRAPHY – The Slow Mo Guys, Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy
COSTUME DESIGN – Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, Gypsy Taylor
EDITING – Casey Neistat, Casey Neistat
VISUAL AND SPECIAL EFFECTS – Corridor Digital, Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer
BRAND CAMPAIGN – Writing With Grace, Grace Helbig (AT&T)
SOCIAL GOOD CAMPAIGN – Lilly Singh’s #GirlLove Challenge