Oakley and Helbig are two of YouTube's most prominent stars

By Alex Heigl
Updated August 28, 2015 11:45 AM
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Grace Helbig and Tyler Oakley are slated to host the 2015 Streamy Awards, the premier awards ceremony for YouTube and other online video platforms. (Are there enough emojis in this world to express our excitement?)

The Streamy Awards will air live at 10 p.m. on VH1 on Thursday, Sept. 17, from the Hollywood Palladium. This is the fifth Streamy Awards since the show was founded by Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen.

The 29-year-old Helbig’s YouTube channel has over 132 million views and over 2.6 million subscribers. Oakley, 26, is “the most prominent LGBTQ+ voice on YouTube” and has over 20 million followers across his various social media accounts.

“It’s amazing to be back hosting the Streamy Awards for the second year in a row. There’s no one better to do this with me than Tyler Oakley,” Helbig said in a statement.

“I’m so excited to be co-hosting this year’s Streamy Awards alongside my buddy Grace,” Oakley echoed. “I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful night celebrating the talents and accomplishments of online creators and #TeamInternet as a whole.”

Jenna Marbles and Miranda Sings are both nominated in the Comedy category, while Helbig and Oakley are nominated in the show’s First Person category.

Fitness personality Furious Pete is nominated for a Health and Wellness Streamy, while James Franco and James Van Der Beek are both nominated for acting awards for their work in Making a Scene with James Franco and Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe (itself up for a Drama award), respectively.

Austin Mahone, Pentatonix and "Weird Al" Yankovic are all up for music awards.

Also up for honors: Ryan Seacrest, who’s nominated for a Snapchat Storyteller award.