Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and The Guild Sweep First Annual STREAMY AWARDS Honoring Excellence in Web Television




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Los Angeles (March 31, 2009) - Move over Oscars and Emmys, there's a new trophy in town. The First Annual Streamy Awards™, honoring excellence in Web television, was streamed live to a global audience on Saturday, March 28, 2009 from the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles. Top new media innovators, creatives and digital entertainment industry executives celebrated the best in original episodic programming created for online distribution. Nominees were recognized across 25 award categories, including acting, directing, writing, cinematography, editing, music and special effects. Both the Official Red Carpet Pre-Show, hosted by Shira Lazar, and the Awards Ceremony were streamed live on

Presenters and attendees included Lisa Kudrow of Web Therapy (top left) , Neil Patrick Harris of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (middle left), Rosario Dawson of Gemini Division (bottom left), Joss Whedon of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Felicia Day of The Guild (middle right), Jeff Macpherson of Tiki Bar TV, Tara Rushton of KateModern, The Sklar Brothers of Back on Topps, Tay Zonday, Traxx Neutron of upcoming How to be Funky, Melanie Merkowsky of Harper’s Globe, Taryn Southern of Private High Musical, Hayden Black of Goodnight Burbank, Jessica Rose of Sorority Forever (bottom right), and many more!

The inaugural Streamy Awards were presented by Kodak®, the world's foremost imaging innovator, and long-time supporter of film and television, and Episodic, the best online video platform for the greatest shows on the web. Additional partners and sponsors included Microsoft® Zune®, The Gary Smith Company, Keldof, Netflix,, Sony® Creative Software, Inc, Hansen Beverage Company, Baseline StudioSystems, Final Draft, Rubyy Energy Drink, Eye-Fi, Dailymotion, mDialog,,, Lifeforce Entertainment, RDF USA, Take180 and more.

Click here to view exclusive backstage interviews and reactions from 2009 winners and presenters

The Streamy Awards honor excellence in Web Television across 24 creative categories, from acting and directing, to editing and special effects. Members of the International Academy of Web Television review shows that are submitted by the public and vote on the final nominees for each category. The Audience Choice Award for Best Web Television Series is selected by the public. Founded in 2009, the Streamys were created by Drew Baldwin, Brady Brim-DeForest, and Marc Hustvedt of Tubefilter, and Joshua Cohen and Jamison Tilsner of Tilzy TV. The annual Awards are co-hosted by a consortium of new media companies that includes Tubefilter, Tilzy.TV, and NewTeeVee. Please visit for more information.

The International Academy of Web Television, an independent organization of digital entertainment leaders, was founded in 2009 to promote and recognize artistic excellence and technological innovation in the Web television and digital entertainment industries. Members of the Academy are invited to join based on achievement in their respective fields, and include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, journalists, producers, technology innovators, and writers who actively participate in and support the Web television and digital entertainment industries. The Academy oversees the annual Streamy Awards, which honor and recognize excellence in original episodic Web television programming. For more information, please visit

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