Streamy Awards Adds More Categories, Fan Participation

The Streamy Awards, the first ever envelope-opening live streamed award show, is bumping up the amount of honors its doling out this year, the telecast announced on Wednesday.

The more than ten new categories added to the mix this year include the subject areas of gaming and pranks, best comedian on Vine, best traditional TV that engages audiences with original online video and social media.

The award ceremony was created to acknowledge the growth and original programming of content on YouTube and other online video services.

“The Streamy Awards are about relevance, excellence and diversity,” Streamys Exec Producer Drew Baldwin said. “Our new categories reflect the current state of the industry and embrace the incredible enthusiasm and engagement of the online community.”

Other change-ups for the award ceremony involve letting auds select one nominee in each category. The awards show is also encouraging creators to launch social media campaigns to increase fan engagement.

Submissions for the fourth annual award ceremony are now open until July 27. The Streamy Awards, which pulled in more than seven million live and VOD views last year, will be live streamed again this fall from L.A.

The full list of categories:

Channel, Show, or Series Categories (8)
Animated
Comedy
Companion
Drama
First-Person Series
Non-Fiction or Reality
Indie
International

Subject Categories (12)
Action and Sci-Fi
Beauty
Dance
Kids and Family
Fashion
Food and Cuisine
Gaming
Health and Wellness
News and Current Events
Pranks
Science and Education
Sports

Performance Categories (6)
Actress in a Comedy
Actress in a Drama
Actor in a Comedy
Actor in a Drama
Collaboration
Ensemble Cast

Music Categories (4)
Cover Song
Musical Artist
Original Song
Music Video

Craft Categories (8)
Choreography
Cinematography
Costume Design
Directing
Editing
Original Score
Visual and Special Effects
Writing

Vine Categories (3)
Vine Comedian
Vine Creativity
Viner of the Year

Campaign or Event Categories (3)
Brand Campaign
Live Event
Public Service

Television Categories (1)
Television Series

Audience Choice (2)
Entertainer of the Year
Show of the Year

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