The 5th Annual Streamy Awards partnered with VH1 on September 17th, 2015 for its first-ever television broadcast aimed to honor the best in online video and the creators behind them. Although its been a little over a week since the airing, we’re still impressed by the proportion of Asian American talent and creators that are dominating the digital space!
Although there have been few opportunities in traditional media for Asian-American entertainers, digital platforms have helped transition these individuals from “Youtube Celebrities” into validated, mainstream stars.
Here is JF’s highlights of some of the Asian-American or Asian-inspired nominees/winners of the 2015 Streamy Awards. (The full list can be read here.)
Read, discover, and celebrate with us as we recognize some of the best Asian-American up-and-coming digital creators and music artists of this year.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR IISuperwomanII (Nominated)
SHOW OF THE YEAR fouseyTUBE – WINNER, Video Game High School (Nominated)
AWARDS FOR CHANNELS, SERIES, OR SHOWS RWBY (Nominated)
COMEDY Ryan Higa (Nominated)
DRAMA IISuperwomanII – WINNER
INTERNATIONAL Korean Englishman (Nominated)
SUBJECT AWARDS ACTION OR SCI-FI Action Movie Kid (Nominated), Video Game High School (Nominated)
BEAUTY Michelle Phan (Nominated)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS Blogilates – WINNER
PRANKS FouseyTUBE (Nominated)
ACTRESS Anna Akana, SnapperHero (Nominated)
COLLABORATION JusReign and Timothy DeLaGhetto, JusReign (Nominated)
DANCE Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval – WINNER
ENSEMBLE CAST Video Game High School – WINNER
COVER SONG Sam Tsui and Casey Breves, Thinking Out Loud / I’m Not The Only One (Ed Sheeran / Sam Smith) (Nominated)
ORIGINAL SONG No Matter Where You Are, Us the Duo (Nominated)
CINEMATOGRAPHY Michelle Phan, RiceBunny Productions (Nominated)
DIRECTING Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe, Joseph Kahn (Nominated), Video Game High School, Matt Arnold and Freddie Wong – WINNER
VISUAL AND SPECIAL EFFECTS Action Movie Kid, Daniel Hashimoto (Nominated)
SHORT FORM COMEDY Liane V (Nominated)
SHORT FORM CREATIVITY Zach King (Nominated)
Are you disappointed that one of your favorite Asian entertainers didn’t get nominated and/or win at the Streamy Awards? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook, and maybe you’ll see more of them covered on Jackfroot.com!