Tyler Oakley & Grace Helbig To Host Streamy Awards

YouTube sensations Tyler Oakley and Grace Helbig have been unveiled as the co-hosts of the 5th Annual Streamy Awards.

The Streamys are effectively the Oscars of YouTube; with a ceremony honoring the web’s most influential creators and recognizing the most popular online video content of the past year.

Helbig co-hosted last year’s Streamy Awards with her partner in crime and ‘Camp Takota’ co-star Hannah Hart. But this year the 29-year-old, who has over 2.6 million subscribers and 132 million views on her main channel alone, will welcome the insanely popular vlogger and LGBT advocate Tyler Oakley into the Streamy hosting family.

“It’s amazing to be back hosting the Streamy Awards for the second year in a row, Helbig said in a statement. “There’s no one better to do this with me than Tyler Oakley.” Oakley echoed her sentiments, saying: “I’m so excited to be co-hosting this year’s Streamy Awards alongside my buddy Grace. I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful night celebrating the talents and accomplishments of online creators and #TeamInternet as a whole.”

Both Helbig and Oakley are nominated in the First Person category, according to People. In that category, the pair will battle it out not only against each other, but also popular comedian Lilly Singh (IISuperwomanII), prank addicts BFvsGF, and the most popular person on YouTube, PewDiePie.

Scripted Snapchat series ‘SnapperHero’ nabbed six nominations, so it leads this year’s Streamy Awwards. The ‘Epic Rap Battles’ YouTube channel and the ‘Video Game High School’ web series follow not too far behind with four award nods each. This year also sees the introduction of a social video category for the new generation of Vine/Insta/Snapchat stars like Cameron Dallas and Jérôme Jarre. And with a total of 44 categories, just about anyone who is anyone is nominated for at least one award this year.

The 5th Annual Streamy Award ceremony is hosted by Dick Clark Productions and will take place on September 17 at the Hollywood Palladium. For anyone not lucky enough to get an invite, the show will be broadcast live on VH1 from 10pm ET.

Here’s hoping we get a few “off book” moments like this legendary rant from Epic Meal Time star Harley Morenstein:

Jason Burke

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