Streamys week got off to a memorable start, although not in the way organizers intended.
In a stunt-gone-wrong at the Streamy Awards Nominee Reception, where 35 categories honoring the best is digital video were announced, co-host GloZell Green never made it to the stage, and instead left the event at YouTube Space LA in an ambulance.
Green, who’s known for her over-the-top presence, tried to make a grand entrance by sliding down a fire pole. She landed hard, and didn’t stand back up. “It’s broken,” she mouthed to attendees near her, and production stopped to address her injury. We reached out to organizer for an official comment on Green’s status, but she did leave the event in medical care.
While the incident did put a damper on the evening, Green took to the mic while waiting for her ambulance to encourage the festivities to continue, and posed for pictures with fellow YouTubers like Colleen Ballinger.
— Colleen Ballinger🎗 (@ColleenB123) September 15, 2015
When we said #BreakALeg, we didn't mean this! 😩😩
— VH1 (@VH1) September 15, 2015
— Streamy Awards (@streamys) September 15, 2015
Streamys co-founder Drew Baldwin stepped in for Green, and the night continued with the event bulging at the seams, having clearly outgrown its home in the YouTube Space lobby. With too many attendees to fit inside, guests spilled out into the courtyard, but the rest of the evening was comparatively smooth sailing.
Epic Rap Battles of History was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards including Collaboration, Costume Design, and Editing. Coming in next were Video Game High School, which won Ensemble Cast and Directing Streamys, and Corridor Digital, which won for Action Sci-Fi series and Visual and Special Effects. Perhaps the most surprising Streamy winner of the evening was James Van Der Beek. Best known for his teen heartthrob status on Dawson’s Creek in the 90s, Van Der Beek won the acting category for his role in Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe.
A full list of winners are below. The remainder of the Streamy Awards will be handed out Thursday, Sept. 17, live on VH1 at 10pm ET.
Awards for channels, series, or shows
Animated: Cyanide & Happiness
Breakout Creator: Matthew Santoro
Indie: Eat Our Feelings
International: Racka Racka
Non-Fiction: Good Mythical Morning
Spin-Off: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Backstage
Action or Sci-Fi: Corridor Digital
Documentary or Investigative: Atari: Game Over
Fashion: Lauren Elizabeth
Food: Epic Meal Time
Health and Wellness: Blogilates
News and Culture: The Young Turks
Science or Education: Vsauce
Sports: Dude Perfect
Actor: James Van Der Beek, Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe
Actress: Colleen Ballinger, Miranda Sings
Collaboration: Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Grace Helbig, and Hannah Hart, Epic Rap Battles of History
Dance: Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval
Ensemble cast: Video Game High School
Cinematography: Devin Super Tramp, Devin Graham
Costume Design: Epic Rap Battles of History, Sulai Lopez
Directing: Video Game High School, Matt Arnold and Freddie Wong
Editing: Epic Rap Battles of History, Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Daniel Turcan, and Peter Shukoff
Visual and Special Effects: Corridor Digital, Sam Gorski, Niko Pueringer, and Jake Watson
Writing: You Deserve a Drink, Mamrie Hart
Social video awards
Photo courtesy of the Streamys