On Tuesday, October 15, Friskies hosted the biggest night of the year for Internet cat videos – the 2013 “The Friskies”! Host and comedian Michael Ian Black kicked off the show with an entertaining mock-umentary video of his rigorous host training.
Guests were treated to special appearances by actor and cat owner Angela Kinsey who offered her expertise on cat culture – including tips on how to successfully watch cat videos at work. Kinsey also presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Internet superstar and Friskies Spokes-cat Grumpy Cat.
These five cat video stars aren’t the only winners. Friskies awarded 330,000 cans of Friskies cat food to 20 cat charity organizations nationwide as part of the program.
Below are the winning videos of the night. The four category winners and one “Fan Favorite” winner were awarded a $5,000 cash prize and a gold-plated Catuette trophy. The four category winners were determined through public voting, while the “Fan Favorite” was chosen by text-to-vote on the day of the Award Show.
Cat Comedy: “Cat vs. Printing Paper” starring Remy; Green Bay-Appleton, WI. Spontaneous, spunky and full of energy, Remy has always had a fascination with the printer ever since her owner adopted her. The video captures Remy’s latest encounter when the printer got the best of her.
Catventure: “The Tiniest Tiger’s Snow Adventure” starring Gracey; Columbus, OH. Known as “The Tiniest Tiger,” Gracey was rescued and nursed back to health by her owners, who say she is the “small mascot for big cats.” In the video, Gracey decides she will act like a big Siberian Tiger, and attempts to go out in the snow with entertaining results.
Rescue Cat: “Pancake the Kitten and His Doberman” starring Pancake; Tucson, AZ Rescue cat Pancake was found in a Phoenix parking lot at only three weeks old. Pancake’s owner and her Doberman, Sugar Tree, quickly fell in love with the kitten and adopted her.
Pursuit of Food or Treat: “We Love Squirrel” starring Eleanor, Gibbous and Miley; Toledo, OH. Eleanor, Gibbous and Miley look like wild cats, but are as sweet as three cats can be. Eleanor is the curious cat, always chasing shadows and reflections; Miley is the athletic cat; and Gibbous is the queen bee, and rules the roost. Each cat is unique, but when there’s a squirrel outside the window, they’re all hypnotized.
Fan Favorite: “Pancake the Kitten and His Doberman” starring Pancake; Tucson, AZ. With one award already under her belt for the “Rescue Cat” category, Alex Komechak also took home the Fan Favorite award based on popular text vote. Komechak graciously accepted her second Catuette trophy and thanked Pancake for being so loveable.
Watch the live-streamed show at www.TheFriskies.com.