GRACE HELBIG AND TYLER OAKLEY TO HOST
THE 5TH ANNUAL STREAMY AWARDS
The 5th Annual Streamy Awards will Broadcast LIVE on VH1
Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm ET/PT
For Streamy Awards photos and video assets, please go to: http://bit.ly/StreamysContent
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 28, 2015) – Tubefilter, dick clark productions and VH1 today announced that Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley, two of the web’s most influential creators, will host The Streamy Awards, a multi-platform event honoring the best in YouTube, online video and the creators behind it. The show will air live on VH1 and its digital platforms from the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm ET/delayed PT.
Grace Helbig is best known for it’sGrace, her YouTube Channel, which has garnered more than 131 million views and has more than 2.6 million subscribers. The comedian, author and actress created and hosted the comedic talk show, The Grace Helbig Show, for E!, co-produced and starred in the feature film Camp Takota and authored self-help book and #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up.
Tyler Oakley is a social rights advocate and the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube with more than 20 million followers across social media. Oakley’s videos are hilarious, engaging, and unapologetically personal. Most recently, he advised President Barack Obama on social media strategy, and was named one of Time Magazine’s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. This October, Oakley will debut Binge, his first collection of witty, personal, and hilarious essays.
“It’s amazing to be back hosting the Streamy Awards for the second year in a row. There’s no one better to do this with me than Tyler Oakley as we take over VH1 on September 17,” said Helbig. “This year will be bigger, better and even more surprising as we celebrate all the Internet has to offer.”
“I’m so excited to be co-hosting this year’s Streamy Awards alongside my buddy Grace,” said Oakley. “I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful night celebrating the talents and accomplishments of online creators and #TeamInternet as a whole.”
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The 5th Annual Streamy Awards are Executive Produced by dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Assaf Blecher and Ariel Elazar, as well as Streamy Awards founders Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen. Lee Rolontz and Lara Fried will executive produce for VH1.
Official sponsors of the 5th Annual Streamy Awards include Cricket Wireless®, Denny’s®, Gillette® Venus®, Orbit® Gum, Post Honey Bunches of Oats®.
The 4th Annual Streamy Awards garnered more than 7 million views on YouTube, 2.8 million Vine loops in 24 hours, three worldwide trending topics on Twitter, driving more engagement than the top TV shows airing that night. Creators and fans generated more than 1 billion impressions around the show.
About The Streamy Awards
Founded by Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen, the Streamy Awards honor the best in online video and the creators behind it. The annual event brings together the biggest names in YouTube and online video for a night of celebration, discovery, and meaningful recognition.
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