When compared to its revolutionary predecessor; Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season II came and went relatively quickly. That hasn't prevented the pioneering Warner Bros. online series receiving acknowledgment, with multiple Streamy Award nominations announced today.
Mortal Kombat is nominated across several genre and technical categories, including awards for: Drama, Directing and Visual and Special Effects. Star Brian Tee has been singled out for his role as an uncharacteristically conflicted incarnation of Liu Kang.
The 4th Annual Streamy Awards will be announced online on September 4th, with a live ceremony to follow September 7th. Sixteen of the top awards will be presented during the live event, sponsored by Coca-Cola.
Award Nomination Categories
Channel, Show, or Series Overall - Drama
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Channel, Show, or Series Subject - Action & Sci-Fi
Action Movie Kid
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
Red vs. Blue
Video Game High School
Performance - Actor in a Drama
David Arquette, Cleaners
Wilson Cleveland, BlackBoxTV Presents
Joey Graceffa, Storytellers
Brian Tee, Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
Daniel Vincent Gordh, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Craft - Choreography
Castrol Footkhana: Neymar Jr. v Ken Block, Andy Ansah, Neymar Jr., and Ken Block
Dance Showdown, Ambrose Respicio and AnzeSkrube
Jabbawockeez Presents Regenerate, Jabbawockeez
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Garrett Warren and Larnell Stovall
Super Power Beat Down, Alvin J. Hsing and Shaun Paul Piccinino
Craft - Cinematography
@SummerBreak, Joseph Guidry
Devinsupertramp , Devin Graham
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Scott Keven
Making A Scene, BartoszNalazek
Rocket Jump, John Salmon
Craft - Directing
BlackBoxTV Presents, Tony E. Valenzuela
Eric Wareheim, Eric Wareheim
Lauren, Jon Avnet
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Kevin Tancharoen
Video Game High School, Matt Arnold, Freddie Wong
Craft - Visual and Special Effects
Action Movie Kid, Daniel Hashimoto
Corridor Digital, Niko Pueringer and Sam Gorski
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Lars Anderson
Rocket Jump, Freddie Wong
Video Game High School, Chris Bailey and Joseph Cornell
Nominated Brian Tee (Liu Kang) with Ed Boon at Comic Con 2013.
The Streamy Awards represent a partnership between dick clark Productions and Tubefilter to recognize "excellence in original online video". “Without a doubt, digital video creators have become a tremendous force to inspire, educate, and entertain the public,” said Executive Producer Assaf Blecher, Vice President, Programming and Development, dick clark productions. “This year, we are introducing the Streamy ICONs, presented by Samsung, which will honor the amazing work of four industry disruptors with a spectacular and memorable moment.”
Live-action departure from video game canon and iconography left fans more divided than ever before at the close of Season 2. An announcement of nominated Director Kevin Tancharoen's apparent departure followed shortly thereafter. The series was released as a single YouTube playlist in September, 2013 [watch it now] and will be released to own on Blu-Ray and DVD this October [full story].
The awards nominations are a nice feather in the cap for Legacy II, which is expected to continue into Season 3 soon [read more]. The success of Mortal Kombat: Legacy inspired a rival live-action adaptation of Street Fighter called Assassin's Fist.
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