9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.


About Drake

While Drake may have come a long way from his days on Disney Channel’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, he never loses sight of where he came from… #The6. The courtside king of the Toronto Raptors even took to his legendary Instagram feed to profess his #womancrusheveryday on NBA sideline reporter Doris Burke and comedian Sarah Silverman. When he’s not out on the town, Drake is guesting on almost every hip hop album dropped this year (with the exception of Meek Mills—looks like that beef is back), and touring with one-time flame Rihanna. We love Drake for his hard beats and his soft side—the man wears his heart on his sleeve with his mom on his arm—which explains his 30 million followers on Twitter and Instagram.

Drake'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,, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards were held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.