All good things must come t0 an end and the Unicorn Awards are officially over. In the utter garbage that has been 2016, the Unicorn Awards have been a bright, shining relief that we’ve all very much needed. We’ve celebrated all things great about the YouTube community from the huge news stories and achievements to the silly memes and, of course, the ultimate creator overlord.
But these weren’t just our awards- they were yours. We rallied round our amazing readers and gave you the chance to shape the awards. First off, we got y’all to nominate your favourite YouTubers for the Ultimate Creator Overlord. You hashtagged the hell out of life and nominated literally hundreds of creators; using some number crunching magic, we were left with a final 10 that you then voted on.
In total, across all six awards, we had over 49,000 votes and 250,000 social media engagements around the awards and we’re so thankful that you all got behind both the amazing YouTubers who were nominated and We The Unicorns as a site. We’re not going to go all soppy on you but we think you lot are amazing!
So here it is, the final winners list. Huge congratulations to everyone nominated and to the winners and we’re already excited to start planning our 2017 awards!
Winner: Dan Howell And An Emu!
What can you say about this meme? It basically sums up 2016. And our lives. Congratulations to Dan Howell and the random emu!
Best News of 2016
Winner: Tyler Oakley Gets His Own Segment On The Ellen Show
As YouTubers move more and more into mainstream media, Tyler‘s segment on Ellen was a huge triumph for him both personally and professionally making him a very worth winner. However, we have to give Carrie Hope Fletcher a major round of applause as she missed out on bagging the award by just 97 votes!
Best Line From A YouTuber Book
Winner: “As individuals they were stone but together they were glass” – Carrie Hope Fletcher, On The Other Side
Carrie won this category by miles and it’s clear to see why- her beautiful prose and way with words is just one of her many talents.
Best Viral Video
Winner: Pineapple Pen
Of course this crazy a*s video won!
Winner: I Read Books In Nightclubs
Jonny won by a country mile (whatever that means) and we predict very big things for him in 2017. Huge congratulations from all of us at We The Unicorns.
Rebel of the Year
Winner: Louise Pentland
Talk about girl power, Louise beat the boys to win this category and rightly so. Taking YouTube by the balls, Louise has shaken up her channel and set the pathway for her fellow creators. From talking about sex and motherhood to just dropping a good old F-bomb, Louise has been such a rebel and she totally deserves this award.
Creator Overlord of the Year
Winner: Dan and Phil
You lot voted in your absolute thousands to crown Dan and Phil as the ultimate Creator Overlords of 2016. Keeping their respective titles from last year (where we shockingly seperated them), the boys smashed it in 2016. And rightly so! From tours to books and even a calendar, Dan and Phil have not stopped this year and it’s no doubt one of the many reasons you all voted for them to win this award.
And that’s it for another year- well done to all our winners and nominees. If you want to watch our star-studded awards ceremony, you can do so by clicking right here.