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Streamy Awards Categories

The 5th Annual Streamy Awards recognize excellence across forty-four categories, including two Audience Choice Awards chosen entirely by members of the public. All entrants must meet the guidelines outlined by the Official Eligibility Rules.

Overall (9)

Animated
Animated channel, series, or show predominantly featuring non live-action elements

Breakout Creator
Individual featured in a channel, series, or show not previously nominated

Comedy
Comedy channel, series, or show

Drama
Drama channel, series, or show

First Person
Channel, series, or show predominantly featuring one character addressing the audience directly

Indie
Channel, series, or show produced primarily without funds and resources from a studio or network

International
Channel, series, or show produced outside of the United States and Canada

Non-Fiction
Channel, series, or show featuring vlogging, non-fiction, or reality programming

Spin-Off
Channels, shows, or series created as a derivative to, or extension of, an existing property such as a television show, feature film, or video game

Subject (13)

Action or Sci-Fi
Action or sci-fi channel, series, or show

Beauty
Beauty channel, series, or show including tutorials, reviews, and how-tos

Documentary or Investigative
Documentary or investigative channel, series, or show

Fashion
Fashion channel, series, or show including clothing, accessories, haul videos, and how-tos

Food
Food or cuisine channel, series, or show including cooking shows and how-tos

Gaming
Gaming channel, series, or show including let’s play, walkthroughs, battles, and machinima

Health and Wellness
Health and wellness channel, series, or show including nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle programming

Kids and Family
Kids and family channel, series, or show including children’s programming

Lifestyle
Lifestyle channel, series, or show including daily vlogs and travel

News and Culture
News and culture channel, series, or show including archival programs, current events, explainers, pop culture, and recaps

Pranks
Pranks channel, series, or show including human challenges

Science or Education
Science or education channel, series, or show including educational programming, how-tos, life hacks, technology, and tutorials

Sports
Sports channel, series, or show including traditional, competitive, and alternative sports

Performance (5)

Actor
Performance by a male actor in a comedy or drama channel, series, or show

Actress
Performance by a female actor in a comedy or drama channel, series, or show

Collaboration
Collaboration between two or more performers from different channel, series, or show

Dance
Dance performance including choreography, competitions, and music videos

Ensemble Cast
Three or more performers from the same channel, series, or show

Music (3)

Breakthrough Artist
Individual artist or group, not previously nominated, that distributes musical works primarily through an online video platform

Cover Song
Original performance of a song from another artist or group

Original Song
Original song from individual artist or group that distributes musical works primarily through an online video platform

Craft (6)

Cinematography
Cinematography for a channel, series, or show

Costume Design
Costume Design for a channel, series, or show

Directing
Directing for a channel, series, or show

Editing
Editing for a channel, series, or show

Visual and Special Effects
Visual and Special Effects for a channel, series, or show

Writing
Writing for a channel, series, or show

Social Video (4)

Short Form Comedy
Comedy videos on platforms such as Instagram, Vine, or Snapchat

Short Form Creativity
Use of creativity on platforms such as Instagram, Vine, or Snapchat

Snapchat Storyteller
Snapchat account

Viner
Personality-driven Vine channel

Campaign (2)

Brand Campaign
Brand campaign that engages audiences with innovative use of original online video and best practices in social media

Social Good
Cause-related video campaign dedicated to activism, charity, public service, or social good

Audience Choice (2)

Entertainer of the Year
Individuals or groups selected by public vote

Show of The Year
Channels, shows, or series selected by public vote


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