Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Mean Tweets,’ ’30 for 30,’ ‘Try Guys’ Among Early Streamy Award Winners

Nominee Reception brought out Lil Dicky, Roman Atwood, Casey Neistat, Grace Helbig and Philip DeFranco before October 4 main show

The best of online video was honored Saturday night at the Streamy Awards annual Nominee Reception, where 30 trophies were handed out in the first of two events.

Like the Emmys and Grammys, the Streamy Awards now need multiple shows over different nights to pay their tributes. Saturday night’s ceremony at Youtube Space LA in Playa Vista, Calif. had leading trade outlet Tubefilter, Dick Clark Productions and YouTube announce winners.

Among those who took home a trophy were major media brands like Buzzfeed (“The Try Guys“), digital-first productions from legacy media brands (Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets — Creator Edition” and ESPN’s “30 for 30 Shorts“) and digital natives like singer/performer Todrick Hall (Breakthrough Artist), Lindsey Stirling (for the violin player’s Christmas cover of “Hallelujah” in an NYC subway), Grace Helbig (for her brand campaign with AT&T) and prankster Roman Atwood.

Matthew “MatPat” Patrick was a big winner, taking home two trophies. The creator who applies real world science to video games (and has gained 6.9 million subscribers in the process) won the new “Virtual Reality and 360° Video” category, edging out entries from cinematic science stalwarts National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

Despite Buzzfeed’s online heft, “The Try Guys” win in the Non-Fiction category was a notable upset. The non-bro man-band known for trying things like “Going Bald” and “Which Type of Alcohol F—s You Up the Most?” came out on top of a field that included king of YouTube PewdiePie, the Fine Brothers’ “Do They Know It,” AT&T’s “The Hills”-esque glossy serialized reality series “@SummerBreak” and the aforementioned “MatPat.”

It’s online video’s second biggest night because the main Streamy Awards show takes place October 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

King Bach will host the festivities, where 14 marquee awards will be given out in categories like Snapchat Storyteller, Best Viner, Live, Beauty, Breakout Creator, Fashion, First Person and two fan-voted categories, “Entertainer of the Year” and “Show of the Year.”

YouTube will stream the ceremonies worldwide beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

A blue ribbon panel of 500 digital video industry veterans, experts, and creators vote for the winners.

Presenters will include Tyler Oakley, GloZell Green, Jenna Marbles, the “Smosh” guys, Yousef “FouseyTUBE” Erakat, Brittany Furlan and James Van Der Beek.

Check out the full list of Saturday’s winners below:

AWARDS FOR CHANNELS, SERIES OR SHOWS

ANIMATED - sWooZie

DRAMAI Ship It

INDIEBrooklyn Sound

INTERNATIONALHolaSoyGerman

NON-FICTION - The Try Guys

VIRTUAL REALITY AND 360° VIDEO (NEW CATEGORY) - MatPat’s Game Lab

 

SUBJECT AWARDS

ACTION OR SCI-FI - Day 5

DOCUMENTARY OR INVESTIGATIVEThe Banker Suicides

FOODTiny Kitchen

GAMING - The Game Theorists

HEALTH AND WELLNESS - Yoga With Adriene

KIDS AND FAMILYKid President

NEWS AND CULTUREThe Philip DeFranco Show

PRANKSRoman Atwood

SCIENCE OR EDUCATIONLaci Green

 SPORTS30 for 30 Shorts

 

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

 COLLABORATION - Various Creators, Jimmy Kimmel Live (Mean Tweets – Creator Edition)

 DANCE - Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval

 ENSEMBLE CAST - Escape the Night

 

MUSIC AWARDS

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST - Todrick Hall

COVER SONG - Lindsey Stirling, Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

ORIGINAL SONG$ave Dat Money, Lil Dicky, featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan

CRAFT AWARDS

CINEMATOGRAPHYThe Slow Mo Guys, Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy

COSTUME DESIGNOscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, Gypsy Taylor

DIRECTINGOscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, PJ Ligouri

EDITINGCasey Neistat, Casey Neistat

VISUAL AND SPECIAL EFFECTSCorridor Digital, Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer

WRITINGHonest Trailers, Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell and Andy Signore

 

CAMPAIGN AWARDS

BRAND CAMPAIGNWriting With Grace, Grace Helbig (AT&T)

SOCIAL GOOD CAMPAIGNLilly Singh’s #GirlLove Challenge

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