2017 Streamy Awards Announce Jon Cozart as Host
Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter announced Tuesday (Sept. 19) that YouTube star and a cappella virtuoso Jon Cozart will host the seventh annual Streamy Awards on Sept. 26. He’ll be joined onstage by a slew of other online content creators, including Grace Helbig, Tyler Oakley and Jenna Marbles.
The Streamys recognize the highest achievements in online video every year in the directing, acting, producing and writing departments. Cozart has earned his own place within this sphere through his YouTube channel, Paint, which has amassed more than 4 million subscribers off the strength of a cappella videos that succinctly and hilariously tackle pop culture trends, politics and social issues.
“I’d say me hosting this year goes along with everything else in 2017,” Cozart says of his appointment. “So, like, poor decisions all around, but I guess I’m happy about it.”
Along with its extensive cast of YouTube celebrities, the Streamys will also welcome ‘70s disco icons and “Y.M.C.A.” stars Village People to the stage for their first live performance in over 30 years.
The 2017 Streamy Awards will be streamed live on Twitter on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m. EST. See the full list of nominees here.