IAWTV Awards 2014 in Las Vegas

For those of you who don’t know, Dianne and I co-host on the super fun show Super Geeked Up. The show is hosted by Jeff Burns, the creator of the web series Super Knocked Up, and both of these shows were nominated for awards by the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV).

We were so excited and honored to discover that we are a part of a show that has been nominated! Wow! The awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel. I was lucky enough to be able to attend and pretend for one whole evening that I was a professional person. Oh, did I mention that Super Geeked Up won for Best Supplemental Content? Check us out with the cool looking award!

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Congratulations to Super Geeked Up!

Congratulations to Jeff Burns, who was kind enough to let me go on stage with him to accept the award. It was such a surreal experience to go on stage to accept a freaking award and I could not be more grateful to the people of IAWTV for honoring us with this.

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Our host for the night was lovely actress Carrie Preston. She and all of the presenters that evening were funny and delightful.

Jeff Burns as one of the presenters.

Jeff Burns as one of the presenters.

One of the things I really enjoyed about this specific awards ceremony was that it was full of such unbridled creativity and everyone was so receptive to each other. There weren’t any egos nor was there any snobbery. Even though we were all gussied up and at an awards show, it was like a fun and casual hangout.

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During the ceremony itself I got to hang out with the awesome people from the cool web series AbigailWe had done an episode with them for Super Geeked Up (watch it here), but this was the first time I got to hang out with them in person. They were a lot of fun, especially when we got into an in depth discussion as to whether House of Cards is a web series or a television show (I personally voted that it’s a television show). Here are some fun pictures from the red carpet:

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Jeff Lewis!!!!!!

Brian Rodda and Jeff Lewis

Brian Rodda and Jeff Lewis

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Carrie Preston and Team Darwin

Carrie Preston and Team Darwin

The Hinterlands cast and crew!

The Hinterlands cast and crew!

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There were so many fantastic and creative people at the event and it was a real honor to be able to meet and talk to them. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners at the event and make sure to check out the list of nominees and winners here.

On a personal note, one of my favorite web series right now is Emma Approved . The cast of that show attended the IAWTV Awards and what little professionalism I had was completely lost when I met the actors from that web series. I got to chat with Joanna Sotomura, Dayeanne Hutton, and Brent Bailey and they were honestly three of the nicest people. Seriously. They were nice enough to put up with my (slightly inebriated) fangirling and on top of that we…

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Took a nice picture…

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And then took the most gloriously derptastic picture ever. Yes, you are jealous.

The IAWTV Awards was such a fun experience and I feel honored to be a part of a show that was recognized at the event. If you like to create creative content for the web, then I recommend you check out IAWTV. Everyone there is supportive of each other and very positive; the perfect atmosphere for creativity! Watch the awards ceremony below:

 Photos by Jeff Burns 

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Written by Gizzy B