Yup, it is that time again, where everyone in LA anxiously sits in front of their monitor waiting for the IAWTV announcements to come out.
Ha, just kidding
Anyway, here are the nominees, you might recognize one or two.
Few of the highlights
Battlestar Galaxtica: Blood and Chrome which feels like it came out a decade ago, but really it was just last year. Go figure.
WIGS (the network for women) received quite a few nominations. Their short series tend to center on one or two well known actresses so it will be interesting to see if any of them show up.
Emma Approved, Bernie Su and Hank Green's follow up to Lizzie Bennet received the most nominations for a single series I believe. Not really all that surprising. I would have thought Lizzie Bennet would be eligible this year as well, but I guess not.
Hannah Spear was nominated for best actress in a Comedy. She really deserves to win, but it will likely go to Joanna Sotomura for Emma Approved, unless they can convince Amy Acker to show up in which case she's going home with a new doorstop.
Kristyn Burtt is once again nominated for Best Host (Live) and Shira Lazar is not, which means KB gets a new trophy.
The award show takes place January 7th in Los Vegas, a place which Bernie Su once told me was chosen because it is between New York and LA. Attendees get 20% off the all you can eat buffet (before 4pm) and are encouraged to bring their own toilet paper.
Last Edit: Jan 7, 2014 17:46:01 GMT -5 by Mathieas
"A Simple Walk Into Mordor" for best documentary series...lol. that is a few where some guys try to walk from where 'hobbiton' was located in New Zealand for filming Lord of the Rings to where 'mt doom' was located.
Best new series, i know none of them - anyone care to venture to check them out?
The Fuzz Darwin Thingstarter Cosplay Piano Brooklynians
I think the only way for these awards to have any credibility anymore is to separate short form from long form. I mean either that or somehow define web series differently than streaming series.
They can't just exist in a vacuum and pretend there are not shows on Netflix, Amazon, etc.
Based on my definitive definition of a web series (arguments settled move on people) Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and etc are in fact web series. Of course there is no way any web series could ever compete with House of Cards, so maybe an addendum needs to be added to the definition: Thematically aligned episodic video originally made for the web AND made for by someone who is a member of the IAWTV (and hangs out at the same coffee shops as other members, goes to the same parties as other members, has known most of the other members for at least six years, and are Facebook friends with Felicia Day.)
Just a reminder the IAWTV Awards are tonight in Las Vegas. The Red Carpet begins at 6pm EST (3 Pacific) and the show starts at 9pm EST (6 Pacific). The show is hosted by Carrie Preston who is an Emmy winning actress (she's on True Blood) and married to Michael Emmerson (Lost, Person of Interest).
Well, I watched the show, hardly anyone showed up to pick up their award it was rather funny. Aside from some bad host patter there weren't any comedy skits to make fun of. The highlight of the show likely was when Emma Approved star Joanna Sotomura came out to present. Prior to her most of the presenters were 'creators' so she stood out rather prominently. Also, gotta say Jenni Powell looked quite fetching rocking a partial Jaimie Alexander look.
Other then that I didn't really know any of the people who won and didn't seem to interested in watching their shows. The big winner of the night was Husbands and I think Battlestar Galactica.
There seems to be a bit of a split between the old regime and the new. Definitely not as transparent as an organization that was never all that transparent to begin with.
Oh how so, I must admit I am extremely out of the loop on all things IAWTV. Two things I noticed from the award show was one it doesn't seem to be that big of a deal, not many of the people nominated showed up to pick up their award and two it seems to be less an industry wide award show and more akin to a rotary club award show.
I really don't follow the goings on too intensely but I first noticed when they relaunched the website they stopped posting the minutes to the monthly board meetings then when the nominations came out apparently there was a change in the voting and/or nomination process that majority of members seemed unaware of. This all followed a major change in the board when many board members either resigned or met their term limits. As near as I could tell I think Jenni was the only former board member to show up this time around.