BONCAs: Phil Lester wins top award

Can you imagine anything better than a room full of amazing YouTubers?

How about a room full of YouTubers dressed like Hollywood superstars and winning giant shiny rose gold hashtags?

That was the HEAVEN we got to experience last night at the BONCAs (British Online Creator Awards).

The YouTube fam were well and truly represented.

Caspar Lee was there with best mates Josh Pieters and Mikey Pearce. Josh told us that they were excited to see Conor and Jack Maynard hosting and he was planning on heckling the brothers to try and put them off. 

It was a real family affair down at the London Palladium with Lucy and Lydia there, Niki and Sammy, Grace and Amelia Mandeville and Jonathan and Anna SacconeJoly (plus bump!). 

Tom Daley may have got one of the biggest cheers of the night when he arrived - everyone wanted a piece of him!

Even Grace Helbig and Marie Hart popped over from the US to present the biggest award of the night, British Creator of the Year. The fan-voted award went to the amazing by name and by nature, Phil Lester. If it wasn’t enough to see Phil up there collecting his hashtag, just to set our hearts on fire, Phil invited Dan up on stage with him saying, “I’ve spent the majority of 2016 with another person, I think it’s only fair that he comes up here and shares this with me.” 


The glorious pair were the biggest winners of the night, also scooping up awards for Collab of the Year (Phil is not on fire 7) and Film of the Year (The Amazing Tour is Not on Fire).

Troye Sivan was voted by you as International Creator of the Year and Josh Pieters picked up the award for Newcomer 2016 which he was mega chuffed about after losing out to pal Caspar for Prank of the Year.

We chatted to the beautiful faces of YouTube all night long and now our hair is SO full of secrets. Did you know Tomska once tried to microwave a remote control for example? Or that Dan TDM spends about 9 hours working on YouTube videos every day?! Crazy! Look out for more goss from your favourite YouTubers in Newstube...

Below is a list of the rest of the winners from the night:

Travel Video of the Year

BEYOND THE TOURISM – North Korea Day 5


Comedy Sketch of the Year

Sexy Torture Chamber (with Jack & Dean)

Hazel Hayes

Series of the Year


Adrian Bliss

Gamer of Year


Food Video of the Year

6 Fruit Hacks That’ll Blow Your Mind But You’ll Never Use!


Lifestyle Video of the Year

Spring Pinks Make up Look


Best Use of Tech in a Video

Epic Paragliding 360 Video


Campaign Video of the Year

Our Changing Climate


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