9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Akilah Hughes

Nominated in YouTube Comedian

About Akilah Hughes

Mixing social commentary with wry, sarcastic humor, Brooklyn-based Akilah Hughes has taken the experience of training with UCB and writing for MTV and translated it into her popular YouTube channel. She entertains her 123K subscribers with videos that cover everything from “Intersectionality in Feminism” (and how pizza is the perfect metaphor for it) to her “Tipsy Book Reviews” of titles like Green Eggs and Ham and Fifty Shades of Grey. She also spoofs all things pop culture, whether it’s being “Instagram Single,” commenting on the ridiculous coverage of millennials in The New York Times, or acting as a little-seen character in Stranger Things. If you’re looking for forward-thinking laughs, you need Akilah, Obviously.

Akilah Hughes's best work on social

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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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.