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Monday, March 30, 2009

Streamy Awards: Winners for Best in Web Television Announced

The first annual Streamy Award winners were announced recently by The International Academy of Web Television, an independent organization of digital entertainment leaders created to recognize excellence in original episodic Web television programming.

The Streamy Awards is the first live awards show dedicated to honoring the actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, music and production talent behind some of the best original content on the Web.

Awards in craft categories were presented at a special ceremony on Thursday, March 26th, excerpts from which were integrated into the live show. Members of the International Academy of Web Television reviewed episodic Web television shows that were submitted by the public from December 18, 2008 though January 23, 2009 and voted on the final nominees for each category.

Over 100,000 public submissions were received

The feeling in the air last Saturday night at the Wadsworth Theater in Los Angeles was summed up by Felecia Day’s acceptance speech.

The now Streamy Award-winning writer-producer-actor who maintains creative control over her Microsoft-funded hit series, The Guild, thanked her first-season fans who supported the series with donations of usually less than ten dollars. She also mentioned a dying distribution paradigm whose round hole could never quite fit her square peg.

The Official Winners of the 1st Annual Streamy Awards - March 28, 2009

Overall Series

Best Comedy Web Series
The Guild

Best Dramatic Web Series
Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy

Best Hosted Web Series
EPIC FU

Best Reality or Documentary Web Series
The Shatner Project

Best News or Politics Web Series
Alive in Baghdad

Audience Choice Award for Best Web Series
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Directing

Best Directing for a Comedy Web Series
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
(Joss Whedon)

Best Directing for a Dramatic Web Series
Pink
(Blake Calhoun)

Writing

Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
(Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon


Best Writing for a Dramatic Web Series
Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy
(Jane Espenson, Seamus Kevin Fahey, Ronald D. Moore)

ACTING

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Neil Patrick Harris — (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Felicia Day — (The Guild)

Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series

Alessandro Juliani — (Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy)

Best Female Actor in a Dramatic Web Series
Rosario Dawson — (Gemini Division)

Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series
The Guild

Best Guest Star in a Web Series
Paul Rudd — (Wainy Days)

Best Web Series Host
Alex Albrecht — (Project Lore)

Craft Awards

Best Editing
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog— (Lisa Lassek)

Best Cinematography
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog — (Ryan Green)

Best Art Direction
Tiki Bar TV — (Kim Bailey)

Best Visual Effects
Backyard FX — (Erik Beck)

Best Animation in a Web Series
The Meth Minute 39 — (Dan Meth)

Best Original Music (*)
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
— (Jed Whedon)

Best Ad Integration in a Web Series
Back on Topps — (Skype)

Best Artistic Concept in a Web Series (*)
You Suck at Photo

All photos by the Bui Brothers.

1 comment:

Kym said...

Yay, Yay, yay for Joss Whedon! Oops Fan Girl squee. Sorry. I'll retire quietly now.