IAWTV Awards

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IAWTV Awards
Awarded forWeb television
CountryUnited States
Presented byInternational Academy of Web Television
First awardedJanuary 12, 2012

The IAWTV Awards is an annual event hosted by the International Academy of Web Television, currently based in Los Angeles, that honors web series creators and talent in more than two dozen categories.[1]


The IAWTV Awards are hosted annually (with some exceptions) by the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV), which was founded in 2008 and is devoted to the advancement of the arts and sciences of web television production.


In 2010, before the IAWTV Awards existed, the IAWTV hosted the 2nd annual Streamy Awards.[2] The poor reception of the event,[3] and the surrounding controversy,[4] resulted in a two-year hiatus for the Streamy Awards, and the subsequent creation of the IAWTV Awards.[5] The two awards ceremonies are both still running, though as completely separate entities.[6]


Since its inception in 2011, the IAWTV has held award ceremonies annually (with the exception of 2016, 2019 and 2020), presenting awards to web series creators and talent in more than two dozen categories, covering multiple genres. Notable IAWTV winners include Felicia Day, Julia Stiles and Milo Ventimiglia, as well as the critically acclaimed web series The Guild, Blue, Anyone But Me, Husbands, Leap Year, and Whatever, Linda.[7]

Between 2012 and 2015, the IAWTV Awards were held in Las Vegas.[1] After a hiatus in 2016, the 2017 and 2018 ceremonies took place in Los Angeles.[1] A further hiatus in 2019 and 2020 (with the hiatus in 2020 attributed to the global pandemic) will end with a planned virtual ceremony for the 2021 IAWTV Awards.

Awards ceremonies[edit]

For the full list of winners from each ceremony, visit the official IAWTV website for archives.

Ceremony Date Time Best Web Series Best Director Best Female Performance Best Male Performance
1st annual IAWTV Awards[8] January 12, 2012 8:00 p.m. The Guild (Comedy)
RCVR (Drama)
Sean Becker – The Guild (Comedy)
Chris Preksta – The Mercury Men (Drama)
Felicia DayThe Guild (Comedy)
Rachael Hip-FloresAnyone But Me (Drama)
Jeff Lewis – The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour (Comedy)
Daniel Bonjour – RCVR (Drama)
2nd annual IAWTV Awards[8] January 8, 2013 Squaresville (Comedy)
Leap Year (Drama)
Sean Becker – My Gimpy Life (Comedy)
Tina Cesa Ward – Anyone But Me (Drama)
Teal Sherer Teal – My Gimpy Life (Comedy)
Julia StilesBlue (Drama)
Jeff Lewis – The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour (Comedy)
Xander BerkeleyThe Booth at the End (Drama)
3rd annual IAWTV Awards[8] January 7, 2014 Husbands (Comedy)
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Drama)
Scott Brown – Destroy the Alpha Gammas (Comedy)
Rodrigo GarciaBlue (Drama)
Hannah Spear – Versus Valerie (Comedy)
Julia StilesBlue (Drama)
Brad BellHusbands (Comedy)
Milo VentimigliaChosen (Drama)
4th annual IAWTV Awards[9] April 15, 2015 TIE: Honest Trailers & Real Housewives of Horror (Comedy)
Whatever, Linda (Drama)
Sean Becker – Hench (Comedy)
Matt Eastman – Whatever, Linda (Drama)
Zoe Chao – God Particles (Comedy)
Lindsey MiddletonVanessa’s Story (Drama)
Matthew WerkmeisterChris & Josh (Comedy)
Shaun Blaney – The Web Series (Drama)
5th annual IAWTV Awards[10] October 4, 2017 Bruce (Comedy)
Jade of Death (Drama)
Tony Rogers – Bruce (Comedy)
TIE: Erin Good – Jade of Death & Luke Eve – High Life (Drama)
Rachel Reyes – Say Hello (Comedy)
Odessa YoungHigh Life (Drama)
Chase Anthony – A Whole New Irving (Comedy)
Ryan Hellquist – L.A. Macabre (Drama)
6th annual IAWTV Awards[11] August 24, 2018 Dinner with Don (Comedy)
Giants (Drama)
Corrie ChenHomecoming Queens (Comedy)
TIE: Carey Williams – Giants & Laurent King – Ink (Drama)
Meghan Heffner – How to Buy a Baby (Comedy)
Cady Huffman – After Forever (Drama)
Christopher Graham – Whatta Lark (Comedy)
Yohan Genin – Nemausus (Drama)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "IAWTV Awards".
  2. ^ Tilsner, Jamison (March 4, 2009). "Transparency. The Streamys and The IAWTV". Tilzy.tv. Archived from the original on June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
  3. ^ Kevin Beaumont (April 12, 2010). "2nd Streamy awards descend into farce". End of Show. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Liz Shannon Miller (April 12, 2010). "The Streamy Awards: A Producer's Apology And Its Three Fails". GigaOM. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Will the web series world support the new Streamy Awards?". Reuters. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  6. ^ Aymar Jean Christian (December 17, 2012). "On Giving the Streamys (and the IAWTV) a Chance". Televisual. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Canadian web series take home eight IAWTV Awards". Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  8. ^ a b c "IAWTV Awards - Past Winners". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  9. ^ "2015 IAWTV Award Winners". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  10. ^ "Home". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  11. ^ "2018 IAWTV Award Winners and Nominees". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 2019-02-24.

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