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Team Betty sends a gigantic THANK YOU to everyone that voted and helped Average Betty win a Tasty Award for Best Home Chef in a Series! YOU are what makes Average Betty a winner, and we share this Tasty Award with YOU. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting and enriching the Average Betty community!
Above shows Betty with the Tasty Award winning YouTube Team, which brings me to the wonderful people and companies that support Average Betty and help to make opportunities like a Tasty Award possible. Thank you: TasteTV and the Tasty Award Committee; Sadia H and Mark D at YouTube; Brett, Mark, John and Eugene at TubeMogul; Scott S at Apple/iTunes; Blip.TV; Kent Hall; Yahoo! Video; Revver; Veoh; KoldCastTV; Zune Marketplace; StumbleUpon and Mariner Software.
Awards ceremonies, especially those that spotlight New Media like the Tasty Awards, present unique opportunities to meet online friends in real life. Enter the Queen of the Trailer Park, Jolene Sugarbaker, who won a Tasty Award for Best Comedy! Jolene and I have known each other for years online, and we finally met in-person at the Tasty Awards. If you haven’t seen Jolene’s show (and you appreciate a little comedy in your food entertainment), definitely check it out!
From New Media to Traditional Media, The Tasty Awards recognizes a plethora of influential food personalities, including Anthony Bourdain (Person of the Year Award), Alton Brown and Jacques Pépin (Lifetime Achievement Award), Giada De Laurentiis (Outstanding Entertainer Award), Tyler Florence (Outstanding Vision Award), Meryl Streep (Outstanding Performance Award) and many others. You can see all of the Tasty Awards winners here. One of the highlights of the evening featured Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (shown above), writers/directors of the film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. They were honored with the Best Animation Award and delivered the funniest acceptance speech of the night. Turns out Lord and Miller didn’t have any competition in their category, which was underscored by their brilliant advice to the audience (paraphrasing) if you are going to dream, make it one where you have no competition.
The after party at New People was three floors of fun, food and drink, and a great opportunity to mingle with some of the celebrities featured at the Tasty Awards, including Zane Lamprey, Nathan Lyon, Bobby Bognar and Leslie Sbrocco. The photo above shows Average Betty between organic cooking expert, Nathan Lyon of A Lyon in the Kitchen on Discovery Health, and Chef John of Food Wishes.
Paula Connely and Caitlin Donohue of Pixel Vision recap, “Getting tasted: SFBG hits the food TV awards show”
I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M A FINALIST!
My Turn the Tub Around video is featured on the ICBINB Watch Vote & Win Sweepstakes web site. Two videos go head-to-head for voting each week; my video is scheduled for voting Week 7 (week of February 23, 2010) and Week 15 (week of April 20, 2010). I will definitely need your vote! You can win daily prizes, and a Grand Prize trip to Los Angeles! See web site for more details.