It is party time in Ostend this weekend, because De Ensor – the prizes for the best Flemish films and series – are ready to take their winners home. But there is more: The Jamies were also awarded on Friday evening. During the live show in the Kursaal Oostende, which could be followed via VRT NU and YouTube, the online video phenomena were awarded for the first time. It is an initiative of the Ostend Film Festival itself.
Like De Ensor, De Jamies are named after the legendary artist James Ensor. No fewer than 22,000 votes were cast. Among others YouTube phenomenon Acid, Smartest Personrevelation Bockie De Repper, Flo Windey and the regretted Kastiop were awarded. Also wtFOCK, Average Rob and Hakim Chatar can put an award in their trophy cabinet.
During the show, hosted by comedienne and actress Soe Nsuki with sidekick Sander Gillis (MNM), the organization announced that the Jamie for ‘Best Gamestreamer’ will now be the ‘Kastiop Award’ will be called, in tribute to the lamented streamer Kastiop. Flemish Minister of Youth & Media Benjamin Dalle went to the hometown of Nathan Vandergunst (better known as ‘Acid’) for the presentation of the award for ‘Best content creator of the year’. The prize party ended with an online party with ‘Because it can Soundsystem’, which also provided musical interludes during the show.
You can watch the full show via De Jamies’ YouTube channel.