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CES: ‘Squaresville’ tops Web TV Awards

'My Gimpy Life,' 'Booth at the End' also take multiple prizes in Vegas

“Squaresville” was a good place to live Tuesday evening as the Web comedy took three prizes at the Intl. Academy of Web Television awards at the Palazzo Theater in Las Vegas.

At the Web TV Acad’s second annual kudofest, comedies “Squaresville” and “My Gimpy Life” and drama “The Booth at the End, Season 2” all took multiple awards.

“Squaresville” took top comedy series, best ensemble performance and comedy writing honors for Matt Enlow. Also in comedy, Sean Becker won directing kudos for “My Gimpy Life” and Teal Sherer took female performance. Jeff Lewis took male comedy perf honors for “The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour.”

Leap Year” was top drama series while Tina Cesa Ward won the drama directing kudo for “Anyone But Me.” Christopher Kubasik took drama writing for “The Booth at the End, Season 2,” and Xander Berkeley won for male drama performance for the same series. Julia Stiles took female drama perf for “Blue.”

“Daily Grace” was named for hosted taped series, and its host Grace Helbig won for host (taped). “What’s Trending With Shira Lazar” won for hosted live series, and Lazar took host (live) honors. Felicia Day won for writing nonfiction for “The Flog,” while the show’s director Sean Becker took the directing nonfiction kudo.

“Red vs. Blue” won for animated series and supplemental content. The Nerdist Channel was named top online channel.

Bill Maher’s “CrazyStupidPolitics” won for live event. Variety series honors went to “Rhett & Link.” Docu series kudo went to “Prodigies.” Top news series was “The Philip DeFranco Show.” Educational Web series honors went to “Engineer Your Space.”

In tech categories, “The League of S.T.E.A.M.” won for costumes and makeup/special effects, while “H+: The Digital Series” won for vfx and took cinematography gold for Brett Pawlak. For “Continuum,” Eric Whitney won for design and Blake Calhoun won for editing.

More than 470 Web series were submitted for the awards. Winners are chosen by majority vote of the active voting members of the IAWTV. Event was live-streamed, of course.

2013 IAWTV Awards Winners

Best Comedy Web Series: “Squaresville”

Best Drama Web Series:Leap Year

Best Hosted Taped Web Series: “Daily Grace”

Best Hosted Live Web Series: What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Animated Web Series: Red vs. Blue

Best Documentary Web Series:Prodigies

Best Variety Web Series: “Rhett & Link”

Best News Web Series: “The Philip DeFranco Show”

Best Educational Web Series: “Engineer Your Space”

Best Online Channel: Nerdist Channel

Best Live Event: “Bill Maher: CrazyStupidPolitics”

Best Writing (Comedy): Matt Enlow, “Squaresville”

Best Writing (Drama): Christopher Kubasik, “The Booth at the End, Season 2”

Best Writing (Non-Fiction): Felicia Day, “The Flog”

Best Directing (Comedy): Sean Becker, “My Gimpy Life”

Best Directing (Drama): Tina Cesa Ward, “Anyone But Me”

Best Directing (Non-Fiction): Sean Becker, “The Flog”

Best Female Performance (Comedy): Teal Sherer, “My Gimpy Life”

Best Female Performance (Drama): Julia Stiles, “Blue”

Best Male Performance (Comedy): Jeff Lewis, “The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour”

Best Male Performance (Drama): Xander Berkeley, “The Booth at the End, Season 2”

Best Ensemble Performance: “Squaresville”

Best Host (Taped): Grace Helbig, “Daily Grace”

Best Host (Live): Shira Lazar, “What’s Trending with Shira Lazar”

Best Cinematography: Brett Pawlak, “H+: The Digital Series”

Best Design: Eric Whitney, “Continuum

Best Costume Design: “The League of S.T.E.A.M.”

Best Makeup/Special Effects: “The League of S.T.E.A.M.”

Best Visual Effects: “H+: The Digital Series”

Best Editing: Blake Calhoun, “Continuum”

Best Original Music: Rob Gokee, “Cost of Capital”

Best Supplemental Content: “Red vs. Blue”

Best Interactive/Social Media Experience: “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”

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