Spike Jonze will act as creative director for ceremony, which takes place on November 3
The inaugural YouTube Awards will take place on November 3 at Pier 36 in New York and will be live streamed around the world on the video sharing site. Billboard confirms that actor Jason Schwartzman, known for roles in Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited., will host while Where The Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze will act as creative director for the show. The 90-minute ceremony will see six awards handed out as well as the live performances with all winners voted for by YouTube users.
Speaking about his vision for the awards, Jonze says he wants things to be “unconventional”, adding: “I want to find out if we can make a whole night just about making things. Instead of just doing performances, can we do live collaborations?”
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