10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Lil Dicky

Nominated in Music

About Lil Dicky

Not many rappers aspire to be the “Larry David of rap,” but David Burd, aka Lil Dicky, raps about the often-overlooked hilarity in everyday life. A YouTube fixture ever since the video for his song “Ex-Boyfriend” got 1M+ views in 24 hours, Lil Dicky transcended his viral status this year by appearing in a faux-documentary for ESPN as the unknown “4th Ball brother,” poking fun at the famous family’s basketball pedigree. But the recent video “Pillow Talk” continues his penchant for producing ridiculously relatable rap, and features his alter-ego Brain—basically his inner monologue as a cute, brain-shaped rapper—whose 2017 EP I’m Brain brings a new perspective (and some amusing neuroses) to Lil Dicky’s 1M+ Instagram followers and 1.7M YouTube subscribers.

Lil Dicky's best work on social

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow,, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards powered by directv now were held april 15th, 2018