The scripted Snapchat series “SnapperHero” leads the field with six nominations for “The 5th Annual Streamy Awards,” which were announced this morning in Santa Monica, Ca. “Epic Rap Battles of History” and “Video Game High School” follow with four nominations each, while “Bootleg Universe” and “The Hotwives of Orlando” both have three nominations.
A multi-platform event honoring the best in YouTube, online video and the creators behind it, the Streamys will air live on VH1 and its digital platforms from the Hollywood Palladium on Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. (time-delayed PT).
Winners of the Streamy Awards will be determined by the a blue ribbon panel of creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry.
The nominees for two fan-voted awards — Entertainer of the Year and Show of the Year — will be announced on Sept. 3. Fans can vote for their favorite finalists leading up to and during the live show on Sept. 17.
“The 2014 Streamy Awards” racked up more than 7 million views on YouTube and generated 2.8 million Vine loops in 24 hours.
“The 5th Annual Streamy Awards” are being executive produced by Dick Clark Productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Assaf Blecher and Ariel Elazar, along with Streamy Awards founders Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen. Lee Rolontz and Lara Fried will executive produce for VH1.
A complete list of nominations can be found here.