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Announcing the 2013 IAWTV Award Winners and the Digital Entertainment Transformation at CES

Announcing the 2013 IAWTV Award Winners and the Celebration of the Digital Entertainment Transformation at CES. The International Academy of Web Television Announces 2013 IAWTV Award Winners at Palazzo Theatre at 2013 International CES.

 
 
2013 IAWTV Awards at CES - Las Vegas, NV
2013 IAWTV Awards at CES - Las Vegas, NV
PRLog - Jan. 8, 2013 - STUDIO CITY, Calif. -- The web television industry was out in full force this evening as the winners of the 2013 IAWTV Awards were announced live from the Palazzo Theatre during the International Academy of Web Television’s (IAWTV) live-streamed (http://www.iawtvawards.org/) gala event at the 2013 International CES.  

The IAWTV Awards were chosen by majority vote of the active voting membership of the IAWTV. With over 10k votes cast, from nominees who topped more than 470 officially-submitted web series, the winners were presented with awards celebrating their outstanding achievements in 33 different categories.

"We are at an inflection point between story and technology, where traditional and independent content is coming together and being celebrated.  Content is now ‘platform agnostic’.  With online royalty, like Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day, sharing the blue carpet and stage with up-and-coming web series developers, as well as studios, we have truly made the 2013 IAWTV Awards winners represent the best of Web television,” said Amber J. Lawson, IAWTV Awards Chairman.

2013 IAWTV Awards Winners

Best Comedy Web Series: “Squaresville”
Best Drama Web Series: “Leap Year”
Best Hosted Taped Web Series: “Daily Grace”
Best Hosted Live Web Series: "What’s Trending with Shira Lazar"
Best Animated Web Series: "Red vs. Blue"
Best Documentary Web Series: “Prodigies”
Best Variety Web Series: “Rhett & Link”
Best News Web Series: “The Philip DeFranco Show”
Best Educational Web Series: “Engineer Your Space”
Best Online Channel: Nerdist Channel
Best Live Event: “Bill Maher: CrazyStupidPolitics”
Best Writing (Comedy): Matt Enlow, “Squaresville”
Best Writing (Drama): Christopher Kubasik, “The Booth at the End, Season 2”
Best Writing (Non-Fiction): Felicia Day, “The Flog”
Best Directing (Comedy): Sean Becker, “My Gimpy Life”
Best Directing (Drama): Tina Cesa Ward, “Anyone But Me”
Best Directing (Non-Fiction): Sean Becker, “The Flog”
Best Female Performance (Comedy): Teal Sherer, “My Gimpy Life”
Best Female Performance (Drama): Julia Stiles, “Blue”
Best Male Performance (Comedy): Jeff Lewis, “The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour”
Best Male Performance (Drama): Xander Berkeley, “The Booth at the End, Season 2”
Best Ensemble Performance: “Squaresville”
Best Host (Taped): Grace Helbig, “Daily Grace”
Best Host (Live): Shira Lazar, “What’s Trending with Shira Lazar”
Best Cinematography: Brett Pawlak, “H+: The Digital Series”
Best Design: Eric Whitney, “Continuum”
Best Costume Design: “The League of S.T.E.A.M.”
Best Makeup/Special Effects: “The League of S.T.E.A.M.”
Best Visual Effects: “H+: The Digital Series”
Best Editing: Blake Calhoun, “Continuum”
Best Original Music: Rob Gokee, “Cost of Capital”
Best Supplemental Content: “Red vs. Blue”
Best Interactive/Social Media Experience: “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”


The 2013 IAWTV Awards event was executive produced and directed by Carver Wright of Bryan Allen Events (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&div=lebfabiiie&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bryanallenevents.com%2F&esheet=50131374&lan=en-US&anchor=Bryan+Allen+Events&index=34&md5=bc1c0df817642cfeb19e348c21a1e757) and sponsored by CES, Blip, AOL, Dailymotion, The Venetian Las Vegas, Beachfront Media, DTS, .tv, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Maker Studios, WGA, SAG-AFTRA, Grab Media, Metro Encoding, Taboola, REP Interactive/Videofort, Crackle, Digitas, Dolby Labs, Machinima, VidCon, Vuguru, Maker Studios, The 7th Chamber, PictureHealing, Audiosocket, Moviola, Rightster, Taboola, Beet.TV, Cynopsis: Digital, Digital Hollywood, Digital LA, PMC Studios, Rigler Creative Solutions, StoryTech, Transmedia LA, and Mingle Media TV, as the official media sponsor.

About the IAWTV Awards
The IAWTV Awards is an official web television industry awards show established for content creators, by content creators. The event serves as a platform for members of the IAWTV to honor the best of their profession, while networking among industry luminaries and supporting the IAWTV. Proceeds raised from the show are used for the betterment of the community by providing more member resources as well as professional development and education for professionals working in web television. For more information, please visit http://www.iawtvawards.org (http://www.iawtvawards.org/) or follow us on twitter at @iawtvawards (http://twitter.com/iawtvawards).

About The International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders in the field of Web television, Web video and the digital entertainment industries. Founded in 2009, the IAWTV is helping to shape the rapidly evolving Web television industry while providing a venue for the acknowledgement of artistic and technological achievement in original entertainment distributed on the open Internet. IAWTV members include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, editors, producers, technology innovators, writers, and other industry professionals all of whom joined the organization based on their passion and dedication to advancing the craft of Web television. For more information, please visit www.iawtv.org (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.iawtv.org&esheet=50106396&lan=en-US&anchor=www.iawtv.org&index=158&md5=32a99a01d6cb5e8b032771d379a59f96) or follow us on twitter @iawtv (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252Fiawtv&esheet=50106396&lan=en-US&anchor=%2540iawtv&index=159&md5=d638195ac7328f35817837ed3570ea34).

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES-The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CEA.com (http://www.cea.com/) and www.Innovation-Movement.com (http://www.innovation-movement.com/).

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