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The geekiest of geek outs happened on Sunday night when The Geekie Awards took place. Returning for the second time and with a fresh batch of new sponsors, the ceremony was streamed on Twitch and, judging by the photos below, was a hoot.
Aiming to celebrate and reward the best of geek culture, which is probably the most varied and quickly emerging sub-culture around, it was announced that the Oscar and Emmy-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Stan Lee Lifetime Achievement Award from the award's first recipient, Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men.
“I have always considered myself a geek, so being the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award named after the ‘King of the Geeks', Stan Lee, is really a dream come true,” said Hurd, who co-wrote “The Terminator” and executive produces “The Walking Dead” which is due to return later this year for AMC.
Elsewhere, LeVar Burton was awarded the Geek-of-the-Year Award for his efforts in raising more than $5 million to help children learn by bringing back ‘Reading Rainbow.’ “As a self-avowed Geek, I'm honored to be named Geek-of-the-Year by the Geekies!” said Burton. “At its essence, Geek culture promotes values that I readily identify with: diversity, inclusion, creativity and innovation just to name a few. I look forward to being in attendance on the night. In a word, I'm geeked! ”
Kristen Nedopak, showrunner for The Geekie Awards, said: “It's very important to us that our industry award recipients be out there, trying to make an impact and change the world. Especially when those efforts inspire support for the arts and a new wave of creative thinkers," according to The Wrap.
She added: “Gale has been one of my longtime idols for her work on so many incredible films, and for being an inspiration for female executives in the industry. LeVar blew us all away with his campaign earlier this year, and what he's doing for kids across the globe is incredible. Oculus continues to push the boundaries of technology and create the future of entertainment, literally. We couldn't think of more deserving recipients for this year's show!”