Who says it doesn’t pay to bit the bite the hand that feeds you? Philip DeFranco, who recently stirred up controversy by taking YouTube to task for demonetizing dozens of his videos, was honored with the Audience Choice award for Show of the Year for “The Philip DeFranco Show” at “The 6th Annual Streamy Awards,” hosted by King Bach, tonight at the Beverly Hilton.
Vlogger/prankster Yousef Erakat (a.k.a. fouseyTUBE) received the Audience Choice award for Entertainer of the Year.
Vine star Liza Koshy (pictured) was honored with the Streamy for Breakout Creator.
The fourteen Streamy winners announced at tonight’s ceremonies also include:
AWARDS FOR CHANNELS, SERIES OR SHOWS
COMEDY — Good Mythical Morning
FEATURE (NEW CATEGORY) — A Trip to Unicorn Island
FIRST PERSON — Casey Neistat
BEAUTY — Kandee Johnson
FASHION — Amanda Steele
LIFESTYLE — GloZell Green
ACTOR — Chris Kendall, Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures
ACTRESS — Jenn McAllister, Foursome
SOCIAL VIDEO AWARDS
LIVE (NEW CATEGORY) — Merrell Twins
SNAPCHAT STORYTELLER — Shaun “Shonduras” McBride (shonduras)
VINER — Thomas Sanders
Tonight’s Streamy ceremonies featured performances by rap legend Biz Markie (“Make The Music With Your Mouth,” “Just a Friend”) and singer/trumpeter Spencer Ludgwig (“Diggy”). Presenters included Flula Borg, Chelsea Briggs, Shay Carl, Gabriel Conte, Brittany Furlan, HolaSoyGerman, Gigi Gorgeous, Joey Graceffa, GloZell Green, Grace Helbig, Jenna Marbles, Jenn McAllister, Tyler Oakley, Logan Paul, Rhett & Link, Andrea Russett, Lilly Singh, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox of Smosh, Superfruit,The Try Guys, James Van Der Beek and What’s Up Moms