Burning Love And Halo 4 Take Home Top Honors At Streamy Awards

By February 18, 2013

Worlds collided as stars of the big, small (and really small) screens gathered together Sunday at the Palladium in Los Angeles for the Streamy Awards.

Presented annually by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter, the Streamy Awards were created “to honor excellence in online video – including directing, acting, producing, writing and are the first ever “envelope-opening live streamed award show.”

Hosted by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick, this year’s ceremony had some serious star-studded presenters and guests in attendance like Larry King, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), George Takei, Bryan Singer (X-Men) Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Eliza Dushku and golden boy Joss Whedon were all there wearing their Sunday best. While no one show in particular dominated, shows Burning Love and Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn took home 4 awards apiece (including Halo 4 for Best Drama and Burning Love for Best Comedy).

But I gotta say the highlight of the night that had the Twitterverse on fire was the live performance of Vanilla Ice that included 3-time Streamy winners Epic Rap Battles Of History performing the Steve Jobs v Bill Gates battle:

RIGHT?! I thought it was gonna be a sh**show but I’ll be damned if Ice didn’t turn it out big time and the guys of Epic Rap Battles are always, well, EPIC!

And the winners are…

Audience Choice for Series of the Year: SourceFed

Audience Choice for Personality of the Year: Grace Helbig

Best Drama Series: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Best Animated Series: Tom Hanks’ Electric Series

Best Action or Sci-Fi Series: H+ The Digital Series

Best Comedy Series: Burning Love

Best Host: KassemG, CaliforniaOn

Best Direction: Stewart Hendler, H+ The Digital Series

Best Female Performance – Comedy: Hannah Hart, My Drunk Kitchen

Best Male Performance – Comedy: Ken Marino, Burning Love

Best Female Performance – Drama: Missy Peregrym, Cybergeddon

Best Male Performance – Drama: Xander Berkeley, The Booth at the End

Best Ensemble Cast: Burning Love

Best Online Musician: Peter Shukoff AKA Nice Peter, Epic Rap Battles of History

Best Writing – Comedy: Bernie Su, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Best Writing — Drama: Tony Valenzuela, Black Box TV

Best DIY or How-To Series: Masterclass

Best Guest Appearance: Ken Jeong, Burning Love

Best Original Song: Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist, Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates

Best News & Culture Series: The Philip DeFranco Show

Best Live Event: Red Bull Stratos (Base jumper who did a supersonic freefall from space.)

Best Non-Fiction or Reality Series: Kids React

Best Live Series: What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Branded Entertainment Series: Leap Year

Best Music Series: Epic Rap Battles of History

Best First-Person Series: DailyGrace

Best International Series: Travel Story

Best Derivative Series: The Walking Dead: Cold Storage

Best Interactive Program: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Best Production Design: Kasra Farahani: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Best Editing: Michael Louis Hill, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Best Cinematography: Brett Pawlak, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Best Visual Effects: Oliver Hotz, Matthew A. Rubin, DR0NE

Best Use of Fashion & Design: Mary Gutfleisch, Epic Rap Battles of History

Best Choreography: Lindsey Stirling, Lindsey Stirling

Burning Love’s Ken Marino (who also took home the Streamy for Best Actor – Comedy) chugs a beer and thanks the Streamys “for a cash bar and commenters who think the show is real” while wife and co-creator Erica Oyama looks on with amusement.

Considering I was at the Streamys back in 2010 and saw Hardwick get dry humped against his will, TONS of unexpected (yet hilarious) blue humor, two guys streak the stage AND a major sponsor angrily storm out of the ceremony halfway through – I gotta say that I was pretty impressed that they’ve taken those 3 years to learn from those mistakes and make themselves a fine show.

Hardwick agreed by jokingly saying that “Annual is a funny name for a show that hasn’t been here in three years. We’ve moved on. This is a new Streamys. The show has evolved. The show has grown up.”

It has, indeed…congrats to ALL the winners and I look forward to seeing what happens next year! (Perhaps I’ll be there with a show of my own…*WINK*)

For more pics, video and how you can get involved next year, hit the official website!

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