Peek into the 2022 YouTube Streamy Awards hour by hour
Dec 07, 2022 – minute read
This year marked the 12th Annual YouTube Streamy Awards, and like the past few years, YouTube is the Title Sponsor. After two years of a virtual YouTube Streamy Awards, we roared back as a live event, because let’s be honest, online has nothing on the thrill of something live. Anything can happen; there’s no pause button for the performers; and the energy is as exciting as it is authentic — just like the very best of the Creator community.
And wow, did it deliver. Let us take you with us for an hour-by-hour, play-by-play of the biggest night for the Creator community. And of course, you can always catch the full show right here on YouTube!
This penthouse suite pre-event lunch, hosted by our partners at Pizza Hut, was invite-only and had a ball pit bathtub photo op, a fully stocked merch closet, endless pizza, games and creators doing what they do best — jumping on the bed and filming it for their fans.
The Streamy Awards has been called the “Oscars of the Web” by Vanity Fair and honestly, who are we to disagree? The red carpet opened at 3:30 PM, and during two hours we got to witness fashion at its prime.
We partnered with beauty brand Benefit Cosmetics to make sure everyone had the chance to touch up before the big awards (it was raining in LA for our big day — can you imagine? Rude.) So while the red carpet was still going, attendees stopped into the Game + Glam lounge ahead of the show for makeup and a quick game, bringing together the beauty and gaming communities. Part of the activation was even live streamed on YouTube! Did you catch any of it?
The evening’s musical guest Yung Gravy surprised everyone with bringing in a bunch of YouTube creators into his act. Who doesn’t love a good cameo? Who can you spot?
Award shows are an emotional time. The Creator Community puts so much hard work, sweat and tears into their content — and we love to see them get awarded for it. Tell me this video of our Master of Chaos (MC) Airrack receiving the award in the “First Person” category doesn’t give you all the feels.
The Awards ended, but backstage the energy kept building up. Winner photos were taken in the exclusive backstage booth, creators were congregating in the hallways, hugging and celebrating.
There's no real award show without an afterparty. At this point, the crème de la crème of the Creator Community are heading over the afterparty which will be continuing until early hours. Who do you wish you could take a swing around the dance floor with?
Creators are giving their high heels and serotonin a run for their money on the dance floor (and getting their auras read), and we are turning off the reporting for the evening. What a night it was! (We heard rumors there was an after-afterparty in one of the biggest suites in the hotel, but we can neither confirm nor deny ... 😉)
We can’t wait to do this all again next year!