The Intl. Academy of Web Television announced the winners of its inaugural IAWTV Awards on Thursday night at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino during CES in Las Vegas.“The Guild” and “RCVR” received kudos for best comedy and drama Web series, respectively. With 32 different categories, winners were chosen by IAWTV’s voting membership. “The Guild,” revolving around serious online gamers, also picked up kudos for best site design, Sean Becker’s comedy direction and Felicia Day’s writing and performance as the character Codex. The sci-fi series “RCVR,” pronounced “receiver,” also took home awards for Joost van Starrenburg’s lensing and Daniel Bonjour’s performance. “What’s Trending with Shira Lazar” took home four kudos for best hosted live Web series, Brett Register’s non-fiction directing, interactive experience and Lazar for best live host. The series “Dragon Age: Redemption” and “The Mercury Men” each received three honors, and “The Web.Files” and “Anyone But Me” walked away with two. “Red vs. Blue,” “White Collar Brawler,” “Kids React,” “Tech News Today,” “DadLabs,” “A Comicbook Orange,” “The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour, “BlackBoxTV: The Series,” “Night of the Zombie King” and the distribution platform Blip.tv each received recognition in one category. Founded in 2009, the IAWTV is an NPO made up of leaders in Web TV, video and digital entertainment. Members include thesps, helmers, producers, content developments and other industry professionals. For more information, see iawtv.org/awards.
Data provided by:Nielsen Media Research (Preliminary Results)