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.

Gangsta Grandma

Nominated in Muser of the Year

About Gangsta Grandma

A retired librarian who boasts that she’s “87 years young,” Gangsta Grandma is a star muser, with her hilarious lip syncs of rap tunes helping her to rack up nearly 2M fans and over 34M hearts. She likes to take on challenges, like this year’s #JuJuOnThatBeat Dance Challenge, or the #KitKatChallenge, lip syncing to Chance the Rapper’s ad song wearing her outlandish costumes and comical glasses. @gangsta_grandma goes all in for her videos, painting her face and getting busy with dance moves. She also takes questions and challenges from her fans, opening up about her “6 children, 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren” and doing #waterbottleflips. She might very well be the coolest grandma around.

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.