By Sahil Patel
Emmy-winning actress Carrie Preston will host the 2014 IAWTV Awards.
Preston is most well known for playing Arlene Fowler on HBO’s hit vampire series “True Blood.” She also won an Emmy Award for Best Guest Performance in a Dramatic Series for her turn as Elsbeth Tascioni on CBS’ “The Good Wife.”
More relevantly, though, Preston has a vested interest in the outcome of the 2014 IAWTV Awards. An original web series she directed, “Darwin,” has been nominated for Best New Series.
The IAWTV describes the decision to select Preston as host as being emblematic of a new strategy at the organization — to continue highlighting the best in digital entertainment, by serving both independent content creators as well as traditional media people who decide to venture into online content.
“Carrie represents the best of our industry; telling great stories, making strong connections with audiences, and she has embraced the digital community. It’s a perfect fit,” said IAWTV Chairman, J. Sibley Law, in a statement.
The 2014 IAWTV Awards are scheduled to take place on the night of January 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. You can check out the nominees here.