This past Sunday, the 4th Annual Streamy Awards honored a vast range of emerging talent across the wide world of online video. Here is a handful of trophy-takers worth clicking.
VINER OF THE YEAR
Furlan is funny. The prolific Vine comedian can get a lot done in six seconds, most of which we can’t show you here. Her Vine page is a scroll rich with crass goodies. And though her “In Bed With Joan” episode was more Joan-funny than Brittany-funny, it’s still pretty solid.
BEST INDIE (CHANNEL, SHOW OR SERIES)
Amy York Rubin’s web series “Little Horribles” was one of my favorites of the past year. Cruelly funny and crushingly uncomfortable, each bite-size episode, which follows the ups and disproportionate downs of a young lesbian in the big city, is THE perfect antidote to feeling good about the world around you.
BEST DRAMA (CHANNEL, SHOW, OR SERIES)
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”/Ashley Clements
Lizzie Bennet (Ashley Clements) may remind you of your old friend Elizabeth from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” This is because “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” is a modern retelling of the classic, told through Lizzie’s own vlogs and the social media streams of her friends.
Best Kids and Family (Channel, Show or Series)
Only one thing salves the sting of feeling old: Feeling smart. The ever-trusty “Kids React” is a revealing, refreshing reminder that knowing next to nothing about anything may be the key to knowing everything about everything.
BEST VINE CREATIVITY
One of Vine's premiere special effects wizards, Zach King makes magnificent six-second videos that will flummox and dazzle you in equal measure. Average reaction looks something like this:
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