With help from host and 2016 Streamy Award nominee GloZell Green, along with presenters Andrea Russett, Brittany Furlan, Chester See, Lohanthony, Merrell Twins and others, Tubefilter and dick clark productions announced today the nominees for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards at an event at 41 Ocean in Santa Monica. Presented by OWNZONES, the nominations announcement was livestreamed to GloZell’s YouTube Channel and embedded at www.streamys.org. The 2016 Streamy Awards will take place at the iconic Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, October 4.
Multiple Streamy Award-winning channel and series Epic Rap Battles of History tied with Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures for the most nominations, garnering four each. Casey Neistat, Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, fouseyTUBE, Grace Helbig, Miss 2059, and Roman Atwood all secured three nominations each. The full list of 6th Annual Streamy Awards nominees is included below.
“This year’s Streamy Nominees represent the most diverse range of creators the Streamy Awards have ever seen, with stars on new and emerging platforms,” said Streamy Awards founder Drew Baldwin. “Creators have reached new heights in how they captivate, inspire, educate, and entertain us—with new technologies, new formats and new ways to engage with their communities. We’re honored to be celebrating these achievements with such a brilliant class of creative people.”
The nominees for two fan-voted awards—Entertainer of the Year and Show of the Year—will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite finalists in these categories leading up to the live show on October 4.
Winners of the Streamy Awards will be determined by the Streamys Blue Ribbon Panel, a judging body of creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry.
Continuing to reflect the current state of original programming native to online and social video, the 6th Annual Streamy Awards feature several new and updated awards this year, including:
The 5th Annual Streamy Awards were the #1 most social non-sports program on TV on the day the show aired. More than 97,000 people wrote almost 475,000 Tweets about the 5th Annual Streamy Awards and 2.3 million people saw those Tweets a total of 9.3 million times. *
NOMINEES FOR THE 6th ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS
OVERALL AWARDS FOR CHANNELS, SERIES OR SHOWS
FEATURE (NEW CATEGORY)
VIRTUAL REALITY AND 360° VIDEO (NEW CATEGORY)
ACTION OR SCI-FI
DOCUMENTARY OR INVESTIGATIVE
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
KIDS AND FAMILY
NEWS AND CULTURE
SCIENCE OR EDUCATION
VISUAL AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
SOCIAL VIDEO AWARDS
LIVE (NEW CATEGORY)
SOCIAL GOOD CAMPAIGN
The 6th Annual Streamy Awards is Executive Produced by dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, and Ariel Elazar, as well as Streamy Awards founders Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen.
For more information, visit www.streamys.org. Join the conversation on Twitter with @streamys using #streamys; follow Streamy Awards on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine as well as Snapchat – username: streamys.
About the Streamy Awards
The Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition. 2016 also marks the first ever international version of the show, Streamys India, in partnership with Culture Machine.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
Tubefilter is the leading resource for YouTube and online video news, analysis, and events, including the Streamy Awards (streamys.org) and Stream Con NYC (streamconnyc.com). For additional information, visit www.tubefilter.com.
Click here to see the list of this year’s nominees.