Streamy Awards Nominations Revealed

8:30 AM 9/25/2018

by THR staff

David Dobrik leads the pack of nominees with six nods.

The nominees for the 2018 Streamy Awards have been revealed. 

The annual awards show, which honors the best in online video, this year has recognized a range of traditional and digital talent through its nominations.

Vlogger David Dobrik scored a leading six noms, including for creator of the year, a category in which the winner is chosen by the audience. Other nominees who received multiple mentions include Casey Neistat, Emma Chamberlain, Shane Dawson and Ninja. The most-nominated shows are Joey Graceffa's Escape the Night, with five nods, and DeStorm Power's Caught, with four.

In addition to the digital-first stars, comedian Kevin Hart, basketball player Kevin Durant and actress Shay Mitchell were also nominated.  

This year's show will feature the first-ever dog of the year, sponsored by Milk-Bone.

After airing live on Twitter last year, the Streamy Awards will return to YouTube, which has also come on board as a presenting sponsor of the show. YouTube plans to stream the kudocast live around the world.

The 8th annual Streamy Awards, which are produced by Tubefilter and Dick Clark Productions, will take place Monday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m. ET at the Beverly Hilton. Dick Clark Productions is owned by Valence Media, which is also the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter

A list of the 2018 Streamys nominees follows.

  • Creator of the Year

    Shane Dawson (WINNER)

    Andrei Terbea

    Casey Neistat

    David Dobrik

    Dolan Twins

    Emma Chamberlain

    Gabbie Hanna

    Liza Koshy


    Safiya Nygaard

  • Show of the Year

    The Try Guys (WINNER)


    Escape the Night

    F2 Finding Football

    Good Mythical Morning

    The Philip DeFranco Show


    Rooster Teeth


    The Young Turks

  • Action or Sci-Fi

    Two Sentence Horror Stories (WINNER)


    Day 5


    The Look-See

  • Animated

    storybooth (WINNER)

    Andrei Terbea

    Bravest Warriors

    Jaiden Animations


  • Breakout Creator

    Emma Chamberlain (WINNER)

    Bretman Rock

    Dobre Brothers

    Elle Mills


  • Comedy

    Brandon Rogers (WINNER)

    Hannah Stocking

    Jenna Marbles

    Jack Douglass

    Lilly Singh

  • Documentary

    Shane Dawson’s The Truth About Tanacon (WINNER)

    60 Second Docs

    Extraordinary People

    MEL Films

    The Mortified Guide

  • First Person

    David Dobrik (WINNER)

    Alex Wassabi

    Casey Neistat

    Emma Chamberlain

    Gabbie Hanna

  • Immersive

    Find Me - BlackBoxTV (WINNER)

    Comic Book Portal - CyreneQ

    Life Support - Taryn Southern

    Tiny Tank - SoKrispyMedia, MWMi

    Welcome to Everlock - Escape the Night

  • International

    Pautips (Colombia) (WINNER)

    Alex French Guy Cooking (France)

    Calle y Poché (Colombia)

    Fozi Mozi (Palestine)

    Sebastián Villalobos (Colombia)

  • Comedy Series

    Liza on Demand (WINNER)

    Anime Crimes Division

    Escape the Night


    Rhett & Link’s Buddy System

  • Drama Series

    Giants (WINNER)


    Chicken Girls

    Simi Valley

    Youth & Consequences

  • Indie Series

    the T (WINNER)


    Lovers Divided

    Twenty The Webseries


  • Non-Fiction Series

    Hot Ones (WINNER)

    I Have A Secret


    Red Table Talk

    Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams

  • Beauty

    James Charles (WINNER)

    Huda Kattan

    Jeffree Star


    Safiya Nygaard

  • Dance

    Matt Steffanina (WINNER)

    1MILLION Dance Studio


    Kaycee Rice

    Kyle Hanagami

  • Fashion

    Niki and Gabi (WINNER)

    Cheap Thrills with Tabasko Sweet


    Koleen Diaz


  • Food

    Worth It (WINNER)

    Binging with Babish

    Cooking with Marshmello

    Gourmet Makes

    The Icing Artist

  • Gaming

    Ninja (WINNER)

    FaZe Clan



    Typical Gamer

  • Health and Wellness

    Jay Shetty (WINNER)

    Buff Dudes

    Doctor Mike

    How to ADHD

    Kati Morton

  • Kids and Family

    Guava Juice (WINNER)


    Collins Key

    ChuChu TV

    Ryan ToysReview

  • Lifestyle

    Merrell Twins (WINNER)

    Brooklyn and Bailey

    Eva Gutowski

    Jess and Gabriel

    Mr. Kate

  • News

    The Philip DeFranco Show (WINNER)

    AM to DM by BuzzFeed News

    The Breakdown

    NowThis News

    The Young Turks

  • Pop Culture

    Vogue’s 73 Questions (WINNER)

    Do They Know It?

    Game Theory

    Sneaker Shopping

    Super Carlin Brothers

  • Science or Education

    Marques Brownlee (WINNER)


    The King of Random

    Mark Rober

    Nas Daily

  • Sports

    Cold As Balls

    Donut Media

    F2 Finding Football

    Kevin Durant

    WWE Mixed Match Challenge

  • Live Streamer

    Ninja (WINNER)

    Critical Role




  • Storyteller

    Gabbie Hanna (WINNER)

    Amanda Cerny

    Jeffree Star

    Shay Mitchell

    Tana Mongeau

  • Breakthrough Artist

    Marshmello (WINNER)

    Big Shaq

    Greta Van Fleet

    Jaden Smith

    Two Feet


  • Cover Song

    Walk off the Earth - “Girls Like You” (Maroon 5) (WINNER)

    Greta Van Fleet - “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele)

    James Bay - “Delicate” (Taylor Swift)

    Leroy Sanchez - “Havana” (Camila Cabello)

    Morgan Saint - “Thru Your Phone” (Cardi B)

  • Podcast

    Couples Therapy with Candice & Casey

    Ear Biscuits with Rhett & Link

    H3 Podcast

    Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig

    VIEWS with David Dobrik and Jason Nash

  • Acting in a Comedy

    Liza Koshy - Liza on Demand (WINNER)

    Arden Rose - Mr. Student Body President

    Melvin Gregg - God’s Son

    Nate Contreras - Cheap Thrills with Tabasko Sweet

    SungWon Cho - Anime Crimes Division

  • Acting in a Drama

    Anna Akana - Youth & Consequences (WINNER)

    Annie LeBlanc - Chicken Girls

    DeStorm Power - Caught

    James Bland - Giants

    Jesse Ridgway - My Virtual Escape

  • Collaboration

    Kandee Johnson and Kim Kardashian - Princess Jasmine Transformation (WINNER)

    David Dobrik and Jennifer Lopez - FEAR BOX Challenge

    Lilly Singh and Will Smith - How To Speak Internet 101

    Miranda Sings and Sofie Dossi - Becoming A Contortionist!

    Shane Dawson and Molly Burke - Switching Lives With A Blind Person

  • Ensemble Cast

    David’s Vlog (WINNER)


    Escape the Night


    The Try Guys

  • Cinematography

    Joe Sabia - Vogue’s 73 Questions (WINNER)

    Adam Tash - The Super Slow Show

    Casey Neistat - Casey Neistat

    Eric Foster, Kyle LaBrache, and Maris Lidaka - Paper Tigers

    Greg Cotten - ATROPA

  • Costume Design

    Olivia Hines - Escape the Night (WINNER)

    Brandon Rogers - Magic Funhouse

    Jennifer Newman - Miss 2059

    Jessica Margolis - Lindsey Stirling

    Ron Leaman - Automata

  • Directing

    Jesse Ridgway - My Virtual Escape (WINNER)

    David Dobrik - David’s Vlog

    Hazel Hayes - PrankMe

    Jack Ferry - Mr. Student Body President

    Wesley Armstrong - Couples Night

  • Editing

    Shane Dawson and Andrew Siwicki - Shane Dawson’s “The Truth About Tanacon” (WINNER)

    Lee Black, Ronnie Edwards, Alexander Sedgewick, Daniel Seibert, and Thomas Torbergsen - Game Theory

    Casey Neistat - Casey Neistat

    Emma Chamberlain - Emma Chamberlain

    TJ Nordaker and Kevin Williamsen - Honest Trailers

  • Visual and Special Effects

    Tobias Richter and Ryan Wieber - ATROPA (WINNER)

    Jody Steel - Body Art with Jody Steel

    Sam Wickert - SoKrispyMedia

    Tony E. Valenzuela - Find Me

    Zach King - Zach King ?

  • Writing

    DeStorm Power - Caught (WINNER)

    Deja Harrell - Seeds

    Ezra Ani - Pillow Talk

    Melvin Gregg - God’s Son

    Ry Doon, Luke Flipp, and Marion Webb - The Lab Ratz

  • Campaign

    Extra Life, Team Rooster Teeth - Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

    MTV - Parkland Response

    YouTube Creators for Change

  • Creator

    Mike Rowe

    Molly Burke

    Shalom Blac

  • Company or Brand

    The Dodo


    Walgreens, Red Nose Day

  • Nonprofit or NGO

    Peacemaker Corps Association - Peace in the Streets

    Special Books by Special Kids

    Thirst Project

  • Uniter Award

    One Million Acts of Good - Ellen DeGeneres - Cheerios

  • Legacy Award

    Tyler Oakley

  • Branded Content: Series

    Guilty Party - AT&T

    Kevin Hart: Lyft Legend - Lyft

    Snoop Dogg’s Hot Box Office - Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox

  • Branded Content: Video

    Upside Down Cooking Challenge: Giant Burrito - Glad (WINNER)

    The Dodo x Samsung Galaxy S9 Slow-Mo - Samsung

    Sponsoring “Olympians” - Planet Fitness

  • Emerging Platform

    Alaska Airlines GIPHY Brand Channel - GIPHY

    Hey Google, Play… - Google Home

    Sissy That Bot, RuPaul’s Drag Race - Facebook Messenger

  • Influencer Campaign

    New Year, New Me | Rudy Mancuso & Stephen Curry - Brita (WINNER)

    NYE with Planet Fitness and Doug the Pug - Planet Fitness

    Seize the Awkward - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The JED Foundation

  • Dog of the Year

    Todd the Hero Dog (WINNER)

    Louboutina the Hugging Dog

    Pierre Don’t Care