The Streamy Awards promise big moments at their 13th annual ceremony on Sunday, from performances by Swedish duo Icona Pop to a reunion of smosh comedy makers Ian and Anthony. But for host, drag star, and podcast host Shea Couleé, TikToker Dylan Mulvaney’s appearance on stage is the moment she’s looking forward to the most.
Mulvaney will be at the event alongside Couleé, comedian Druski, Tana Mongeau and WWE Superstars Xavier Woods and Zelina Vega. The social media star faced bigoted attacks after Bud Light approached her for a branded social media post, sparking backlash and a boycott of the brand that made headlines earlier in the year.
“I’m really happy for Dylan. “One thing I really appreciate and love about her is her ability to stay so incredibly positive,” Couleé said The Hollywood Reporter. “And despite all the adversity she’s faced, I think she’s a really great example of what queer joy looks like and we just want to see more of that.” It’s a big moment for her.”
The Streamys are celebrating their 13th anniversary, celebrating the best and brightest creators across social media, podcasting and more. The Streamys will be familiar territory for host MatPat.
“I’ve been lucky enough to attend a lot of these awards shows in the past, we’ve won quite a few of them now,” the gaming personality, who has won seven Streamys, said in one THR Interview. “To be on stage and to be able to help create a show honoring people in this industry and to be part of a show is an incredible validation for me.”
For Couleé, it’s just a joy to share the stage with her fellow creators.
“I’m really excited to be a part of the Streamy Awards because I grew up in a time where I’ve witnessed such an amazing cultural shift towards streaming platforms,” Couleé said. “It’s just incredible to see how technology has allowed these really broad communities to emerge and how many connections are being made through social media.”
MrBeast currently leads the way with five nominations, including Creator of the Year; He also took home the award last year. MatPat recognizes MrBeast for showing that social media creators can produce top-notch content that rivals traditional media.
“I think the level of respect and elevation he brought to YouTube content was really groundbreaking, so all the awards and all the attention are very, very deserved because he’s always pushing the industry forward,” he said.
MatPat also commended MrBeast for his philanthropic efforts, which led to him also being nominated for a Creator for Social Good alongside DrLupo, Invisible People, Jacksepticeye and MrBallen.
“There are so many YouTubers and digital video stars that have managed to pay it back or keep paying it for various charities, and things like that are so incredibly valuable,” MatPat said. “We are so fortunate to have the jobs and platforms that we have, many of us have been lucky enough to come into this world or have been lucky enough to do so. We started this without expecting it to grow and be as profitable and profitable as it has become.”
He continued, “So that we’re not only able to keep paying it and do some good for other content creators or other charities, but also to inspire a next generation of creators to take the reins and say, ‘ Hey, that.'” That’s what it means to have a platform and use your voice for good and try to spread goodwill around the world.'”
The awards ceremony will be televised from Los Angeles on August 27 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET streamys.watch. The Streamy Awards are produced by Tubefilter and Dick Clark Productions, the latter is operated by Penske Media Eldridge, a subsidiary of The Hollywood Reporteris the parent company PMC.