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YouTube Awards

YouTube Awards (2006-2007)
Awarded for Best YouTube Videos
Country United States
Presented by (2006-2007)

The YouTube Awards or YouTube Video Awards are awards given out as formalized recognition of the best [1] The awards are the first time that videos would receive any formal recognition; previously, high-ranking videos were only recognized by dynamic lists of most-viewed videos.[1] The winners received a trophy, which was a stand with a large glass "play" button.[2] In addition, they received an invitation to an event to occur "later this year".[3] YouTube does Awards every year, but does not always do a formalized recognition.


  • Organization 1
  • 2006 Awards 2
  • 2007 Awards 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


2NE1 at the 2011 YouTube Awards Ceremony

The videos to vote upon are chosen by YouTube staff, while the winners are selected by YouTubers.[1] The Awards were first given in 2007—called the 2006 Awards—for the best videos of 2006. The awards were in seven categories: Adorable, Comedy, Commentary, Creative, Inspirational, Musician of the Year and Series.[1] Each category then comprised 10 videos which YouTubers ranked in order of preference.[4] For the 2007 Awards, five new categories were added: Eyewitness, Instructional, Short Film, Sports and Political; a general "Music" category replaced the "Musician of the Year" category of the previous year. In addition, each category held only six videos for which YouTubers could vote.[5]

2006 Awards

Voting for the 2006 Awards took place from March 18, 2007 to March 23, 2007.[1] The 2006 YouTube Awards came just a week after Viacom sued YouTube's parent company, Google, for more than $1 billion for copyright infringement of television shows owned by Viacom.[6]

The Awards received criticism from

  • The Awards Page

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2007 YouTube Award Winners
Category Winning Video[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23] YouTube Link YouTube User
Adorable Laughing Baby Video gsager1234
Comedy Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise" Video NeilCicierega
Commentary LonelyGirl15 is Dead! Video WHATTHEBUCKSHOW
Creative The Original Human TETRIS Performance by Guillaume Reymond Video notsonoisy
Eyewitness Battle at Kruger Video Jason275
Inspirational Blind Painter Video texascountryreporter
Instructional How to solve a Rubik's Cube Video (part 1) pogobat
Music Chocolate Rain Video TayZonday
Politics Stop the Clash of Civilizations Video AvaazOrg
Series The Guild Video (part 1) watchtheguild
Short Film my name is lisa Video sheltonfilms
Sports balloon bowl Video davetheknave

A notable entry in the 2008 Awards was a video of the University of Florida Taser incident, uploaded by The Gainesville Sun; it was entered in the new Eyewitness category.[11] One nomination in the Politics category was an interview with a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination for the 2008 American presidential election, Ron Paul.[12] Also included in the Politics section was the I Got a Crush... on Obama video. Nominated in the Inspirational category was a stop motion video by Trevor Dougherty, entitled "Stand Up for World Peace."[13][14] The Leave Britney Alone! video by vlogger Chris Crocker was nominated in the Commentary category. The song "Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday was nominated in the Music section;[2] it won (the favorite, Mia Rose, lost by a very short margin).[15]

The 2007 Awards began on March 13, 2008 and lasted for 5 days, until March 18. YouTubers could vote once per day, but they couldn't change their vote once they voted.[10]

2007 Awards

2006 YouTube Award Winners
Category Winning Video[4][7][8][9] YouTube Link YouTube User
Adorable Kiwi! Video Madyeti47
Comedy Smosh Short 2: Stranded Video smosh
Commentary Hotness Prevails/Worst Video Ever Video TheWineKone
Creative Here It Goes Again Video OkGo
Inspirational Free Hugs Campaign Video PeaceOnEarth123
Musician of the Year Say It's Possible Video terranaomi
Series Ask A Ninja Part 1 video digitalfilmmaker
. Chad Vader and Renetto, lonelygirl15, Peter Oakley (geriatric1927)Nominations for the 2006 Awards included noted YouTubers

[3] She also commented many of the most popular videos are not high quality, or original content.[3] commented on the 2007 awards in agreement with Heffernan: she argued that YouTube "is a cultural hub rather than strictly a creative outpost."CNET News Caroline McCarthy of [7]

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