“Street Cuts,” “Atari” nab Streamy Awards noms

Fusion's original web series Street Cuts and Xbox Originals documentary Atari: Game Over (pictured) are among the unscripted and non-fiction nominees for the fifth annual Streamy Awards.
August 13, 2015

Fusion’s original web series Street Cuts and Xbox Originals documentary Atari: Game Over (pictured) are among the unscripted and non-fiction nominees for the fifth annual Streamy Awards.

The multi-platform event – presented by Tubefilter, dick clark productions and VH1 – honors the best in YouTube and online video as determined by the Streamys Blue Ribbon Panel, a judging body of creators, executives and other experts in online video.

In order to reflect the current state of original programming native to online and social video, new unscripted award categories have been included this year to provide recognition for lifestyle channels and documentary or investigative series.

In addition to Street Cuts and Atari: Game Over, the documentary or investigative category also includes beauty and lifestyle website Refinery 29′s Queens of Kings, the Seeker Network webseries Rituals with Laura Ling and Google Play doc Thank You and Sorry.

Last year’s event generated more than seven million views on YouTube, 2.8 million Vine loops in 24 hours, and three worldwide trending topics on Twitter, according to a statement provided by the company.

The awards will this year air its first-ever television and digital broadcast from Hollywood on September 17 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on VH1 and its digital platforms.

Streamy nominations for unscripted and non-fiction categories are listed below, while the full nominations list can be found here:

Good Mythical Morning
Improv Everywhere
Kids React

Documentary or Investigative
Atari: Game Over
Queens of Kings
Rituals with Laura Ling
Street Cuts
Thank You And Sorry

Joey Graceffa
Rachel Levin
Alisha Marie
Bethany Mota

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.