Tonight, VentureBeat is pleased to join with TechCrunch and GigaOm for the seventh annual Crunchies awards, celebrating some of the best startups, investors, and entrepreneurs in the tech world.

Once again, comedian and Daily Show star John Oliver will be the emcee (and snarky critic) of the proceedings.

You can catch the whole thing right here starting about 7:20 p.m. Pacific time, when we’ll have a live feed of the video embedded in this post.

The 2013 Crunchies will be co-hosted by GigaomVentureBeat, and TechCrunch. The Internet community was invited to help choose who wins.

The Crunchies award ceremony takes place at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, with the ceremony beginning at 7:30 pm. It’s an elegant venue that has hosted some of the greatest musical performances in history, just the type of setting to host the most influential technology awards ceremony.

And we hear that the same groups of people who have been protesting the Google bus will also be protesting the Crunchies. Will we be covering the protests? You bet we will — we’ll be covering everything that happens inside or outside the hall tonight.

Stay tuned for the live feed (from inside the hall) in just a few minutes.