Red vs Blue, Tech News Today big winners in web video awards

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The inaugural International Academy of Web Television Awards – essentially the Emmys for web content – announced its first ever winners at a gala event at CES; with Red vs Blue and TWiT’s Tech News Today scoring awards.

Tech News Today won Best News Web Series, while Microsoft-supported The Guild and Red vs Blue won Best Comedy and Best Animated Web Series. In addition, The Guild won Best Writing (Comedy), Best Directing, Best Website Design and Best Female Performance for Felicia Day.

The Guild won the most awards with 4 wins, with The Mercury Men, RCVR and Dragon Age: Redemption – the latter two produced by Machinima.com – won three awards.

Blip.tv won the Best Distribution Platform award, beating Sony’s Crackle, DailyMotion, Hulu and Joost. You can watch the full webcast and all the winners below.

Best Comedy Web Series: The Guild

Best Drama Web Series: RCVR/Web Series

Best Hosted Taped Web Series: The Web.Files

Best Hosted Live Web Series: What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Animated Web Series: Red vs. Blue

Best Documentary Web Series: White Collar Brawler

Best Variety Web Series: Kids React

Best News Web Series: Tech News Today

Best Educational Web Series: DadLabs

Best Writing (Comedy): Felicia Day, The Guild

Best Writing (Drama): Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward, Anyone But Me

Best Writing (Non-Fiction): Rudy Jahchan, A Comicbook Orange

Best Directing (Comedy): Sean Becker, The Guild

Best Directing (Drama): Chris Preksta, The Mercury Men

Best Directing (Non-Fiction): Brett Register, What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Female Performance (Comedy): Felicia Day (Codex), The Guild

Best Female Performance (Drama): Rachael Hip-Flores (Vivian McMillan), Anyone But Me

Best Male Performance (Comedy): Jeff Lewis (Stan), The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour

Best Male Performance (Drama): Daniel Bonjour (Luke Weber), RCVR/Web Series

Best Host (Taped): Kristyn Burtt, The Web.Files

Best Host (Live): Shira Lazar, What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Cinematography: Joost van Starrenburg, RCVR/Web Series

Best Design: Greg Aronowitz, Dragon Age: Redemption

Best Costume Design: Shawna Trpcic, Dragon Age: Redemption

Best Makeup/Special Effects: Greg Aronowitz and Kimberly Graczyk, Dragon Age: Redemption

Best Visual Effects: Chris Preksta, The Mercury Men

Best Editing: Tony E. Valenzuela, BlackBoxTV: The Series

Best Original Music: Rob Gokee, Night of the Zombie King

Best Supplemental Content: The Mercury Men

Best Interactive/Social Media Experience: What’s Trending with Shira Lazar

Best Web Site Design: The Guild

Best Distribution Platform: Blip.tv

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