Every substrata of entertainment must have its own awards, but egad, shouldn't they have to come up with better names for these things?

Enter The Streamy Awards, honoring the stars of web TV. Organizers billed the event as the "first annual," which is wrong, because you can either be one or the other. Then again, accuracy and fact-checking isn't exactly the web's hallmark.

The one thing that does stand out among the winners, though, is the mix of known along with relatively unknown talent that has found its way to the web, highlighted by Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog," which has again helped render the writer-producer-director the de facto king of a small cult following with a vague, poorly defined business model. If this keeps up, he should consider going into newspapers.

So screw the Peabodys. Here are the Streamys. And if you can think of a better name for the second annual edition, please feel free to send it along:

Los Angeles, CA – March 31, 2009-The First Annual Streamy Awards™, honoring excellence in Web television programming, is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Streamy Awards ceremony, which took place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles. Over 1,000 creatives and digital entertainment industry executives celebrated the best in original episodic programs created originally for online distribution. Nominees were recognized across 25 award categories, including actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, editors, music and special effects. Both the Official Red Carpet Pre-Show hosted by Shira Lazar and the Awards Ceremony were streamed live on http://www.streamys.orgto Web television fans around the world. The Awards were created by Drew Baldwin, Brady Brim-DeForest, and Marc Hustvedt of Tubefilter, and Joshua Cohen and Jamison Tilsner of Tilzy.TV.

Official Streamy Award Winners

Audience Choice
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog – http://http://www.drhorrible.com

Best Comedy Web Series
The Guild – http://http://www.watchtheguild.com

Best Dramatic Web Series
Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy – http://http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/webisodes

Best Reality Web Series
The Shatner Project – http://http://www.theshatnerproject.com

Best News or Politics Web Series
Alive in Baghdad – http://http://www.aliveinbaghdad.org
   
Best Directing in a Comedy Web Series
Joss Whedon, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog – http://http://www.drhorrible.com
   
Best Directing in a Dramatic Web Series
Blake Calhoun, Pink – http://http://www.pinktheseries.com
   
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series
The Guild – http://http://www.watchtheguild.com

Best Male Actor in a Comedy Web Series    
Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) – http://http://www.drhorrible.com

Best Male Actor in a Dramatic Web Series
Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy) http://http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/webisodes

Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series
Felicia Day (The Guild) – http://http://www.watchtheguild.com

Best Female Actor in a Dramatic Web Series
Rosario Dawson (Gemini Division) – http://http://www.geminidivision.com

Best Web Series Host
Alex Albrecht (Project Lore) – http://http://www.projectlore.com

Best Hosted Web Series
EPIC FU – http://http://www.epicfu.com

Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series
Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) – http://http://www.drhorrible.com   

Best Writing for a Dramatic Web Series
Jane Espenson, Seamus Kevin Fahey, Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy) – http://http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/webisodes   

Best Cinematography in a Web Series
Ryan Green (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) – http://http://www.drhorrible.com

Best Editing for a Web Series
Lisa Lassek (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) – http://http://www.drhorrible.com    
    
Best Guest Star in a Web Series
Paul Rudd (Wainy Days) –  http://http://www.wainydays.com

Best Original Music in a Web Series
Joss Whedon (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) – http://http://www.drhorrible.com

Best Visual Effects in a Web Series
Erik Beck (Backyard FX) – http://http://www.indymogul.com/episode/BFX_20070514

Best Ad Integration in a Web Series
Back on Topps – http://http://www.backontopps.com    

Best Animation in a Web Series
Dan Meth (The Meth Minute) – http://http://www.channelfrederator.com/methminute39        

Best Art Direction in a Web Series
Kim Bailey (Tiki Bar TV) – http://http://www.tikibartv.com
   
Best Artistic Concept in a Web Series
You Suck at Photoshop – http://http://www.snurl.com/yousuckatps

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