“Streamy Awards” Showcase Awkward Relationship between YouTube and Hollywood
Feb. 18, 2013
It wasn't a coincidence that the Streamy Awards took place on Sunday at the Hollywood Palladium exactly one week before, and blocks away from, the spot where the Hollywood establishment will celebrate their biggest night of the year, the Oscars. If anything, the proximity was meant as a challenge.
This year's Streamys were meant to "commemorate the arrival of online video as one of the pillars of entertainment with television, music and movies," according to Drew Baldwin, CEO of the website Tubefilter, which three years ago first created the ceremony celebrating the best in online video. The ceremony also commemorated the awkward and often contentious relationship budding between the online video world and traditional Hollywood...
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