Web series “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” has gotten a lot of buzz since the recent 200th anniversary of “Pride and Prejudice,” but the nomination committee at the Streamy Awards took notice long before that. The series, and people affiliated with it, were nominated for nine awards. Sunday, they went home with two wins.
The show's creator, Bernie Su, won for Best Writing: Comedy. Su is a veteran Streamy winner, having won at the second “annual” Streamys in 2010 for Best Writing in a Drama for a show called “Compulsion.” Anyone who has been watching “Lizzie Bennet” recently knows that it's a show that excels at both comedy and drama. He was also a finalist for Personality of the Year.
“Lizzie Bennet” also won Best Interactive Program. The show itself has over 150,000 subscribers, and there are at least four other YouTube users associated with it and fifteen in-character Twitter feeds. The show has an active presence on Facebook and Tumblr, coordinating events such as the weekend that William and Gigi Darcy gave Lizzie a tour of San Francisco.
The show was nominated for Series of the Year, Best Comedy Series and Best Ensemble Cast. Two individual actresses, Ashley Clements (Lizzie Bennet) and Julia Cho (Charlotte Lu), were nominated for Best Female Performance in a comedy series.
Ashley Clements was a Personality of the Year finalist and also had the opportunity to be a presenter of the award for Best Action or Sci-Fi Series along with George Takei.