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.

We are excited to announce the nominees for the 9th Annual Shorty Awards! Congratulations to everyone!

Voting to determine the finalists and winners opens January 17th, 2016 and closes on February 16th at 11:59PM ET.

You can vote for your favorite influencers once per day per influencer by clicking "Vote" on the Shorty Awards website. You can also share your vote on Twitter and Facebook through the Shorty Awards website for an additional one vote per social network, per day, per influencer.

Arts & Entertainment

Actor
Aziz Ansari Channing Tatum Chris Hemsworth Cole Sprouse Colton Haynes Gaten Matarazzo Jesse Tyler Ferguson John Boyega Kumail Nanjiani Ryan Reynolds Sam Clafin Samuel L. Jackson
Actress
Allison Williams Brie Larson Cynthia Erivo Emily Osment Gabrielle Union Gina Rodriguez Issa Rae Kristen Bell Mandy Moore Shay Mitchell Skai Jackson Viola Davis
Celebrity
CHER Chelsea Handler Chrissy Teigen Joanne the Scammer Kate Hudson Kylie Jenner Lady Gaga Lin-Manuel Miranda Oprah Paris Hilton Shaquille O'Neal Spencer Pratt
Comedy
Bob Saget Chelsea Peretti Demi Adejuyigbe Elijah Daniel & Christine Sydelko George Wallace Jonny Sun Leslie Jones Mike Birbiglia Sage Boggs Samantha Bee Sarah Silverman The Lonely Island
Dance
1Million Dance Studio Ballerina Project Ballet Zaida Darian Volkova Lauren Froderman Maddie Ziegler Matt Steffanina Parris Goebel Taylor Hatala Tim Milgram WilldaBeast Adams tWitch
Music
Ariana Grande BTS Britney Spears Chance The Rapper Drake Ingrid Michaelson Mac Miller Missy Elliott Solange Tegan & Sara The 1975 Twenty One Pilots
TV Show
Broad City Game of Thrones Gilmore Girls Girls Jane the Virgin Mr. Robot Narcos Orange Is the New Black Stranger Things Teen Wolf The Bachelor Nation Westworld

Content of the Year

Emoji of the Year presented by Watchable
Bacon 🥓 Black Heart 🖤 Burrito 🌯 Eye Roll 🙄 Let's Take a Selfie 🤳 Middle Finger 🖕 Money Hungry 🤑 Nerd 🤓 The Hugger 🤗 The Thinker 🤔 Upside-Down Smiley 🙃 Water Gun 🔫
GIF of the Year presented by Watchable
Crying Jordan Going Nuts in His Head I Have Arrived Kate McKinnon Having a Smoke Kermit Vs. Kermit Mr. Peanut's Dab Obama's Mic Drop Queen Bey Queenie Scolding William Spiralling Global Temperatures Travoltamon Go Well Yikes
Instagram of the Year presented by Watchable
#Visible Me Beyonce and Blue Happy Place How to Stop Time Jaden & Willow at the Met Ball On the 4th of July, We Match Pottery Zen Same But Different Te Amo That Kim Photo Try Not to Fail You're the Spark
Tumblr Blog of the Year presented by Watchable
Bryan Daugherty Daily Overview Goat of the Day Google Dog View Headless Women of Hollywood Jelly Gummies Musicians You Should Know OMG Check Please Old Dorito's Bags in Movies Selfie Gods The Blackout Words N Quotes
Vine of the Year
Carne A Suh Dude Every Early 2000's Movie Hemtube's Household Chores Insectophobia Off to See Uncle Kracker Still Spongebob AF The Laughing Fox Two Magnificent Rottweilers What Really Happened When You Find Your Soulmate When You're the Main Character Tho You Make My Dreams Come Tru

Creative & Media

Animal
Aaron's Animals Aspen the Mountain Pup Coby the Cat Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund Geordi La Corgi Harlow and Sage Jill the Squirrel Lionel the Hedgehog Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary PuiPui the Bunny Pumpkin the Raccoon Unlikely Friends (Miss Zoe & Mr Bailey)
Art
Gergely Dudás Geronimo Balloons Hari & Deepti Hayden Zezula Hevesh5 Jessica Hische Jessica Walsh Nuri Durr Parker Day Shawna X Timmy Ham Tuesday Bassen
Author
Caroline Calloway Chuck Klosterman Elizabeth Gilbert Isaac Fitzgerald Jeffrey Toobin Jennifer Weiner Jenny Mollen Jessi Klein Mara Wilson Maureen Johnson Roxane Gay Stephen King
Fashion
Arielle Charnas Bryan Yambao Claire Sulmers Danielle Bernstein Elaine Welteroth Julie Sariñana Marcel Floruss Margaret Zhang Olivier Rousteing Phil Cohen Shiona Turini Winnie Harlow
Food
Breakfast Criminals Brothers Green Dave Hagerman Lady and Pups Marcus Samuelsson Olga Noskova Rene Redzepi SweetAmbs Symmetry Breakfast Tasty The Domestic Geek Wright Kitchen
Health & Wellness
BeautyBlends Black Girl In Om Dana Falsetti Dr. Andrew Weil Hannah Bronfman Hello Glow McKel Hill/Nutrition Stripped My New Roots Patrick Beach Sophie Gray Tara Stiles The Body Coach TV
House & Home
Athena Calderone Chris Loves Julia Coco Kelley Design Milk Drew & Jonathan Scott - Property Brothers Fredrik Eklund Grace Bonney Jolie Kerr Mr. Kate My Paradissi The House that Lars Built The Jungalow
Instagrammer of the Year
Casey McPerry Celebs on Sandwiches Desirée De León Doug the Pug Gray Malin Mari Andrew Paulo del Valle Rafael Mantesso Ryan Burke Stephen McMennamy Studio Mucci Vickie Liu
Journalist presented by Muck Rack
Al Roker Andrew Kaczynski Ari Shapiro Daniel Victor Danyel Smith Ezra Klein Jacqui Cheng Jorge Ramos Lauren Duca Michael Ausiello Murtaza Hussain Tre'vell Anderson
Lifestyle
Adam Gallager Amber Fillerup Clark Amelia Liana Carly Heitlinger Christina Brown Cyndi Ramirez Fulton Isaac Hindin Miller Janelle Marie Lloyd Jeanne Grey Justin Livingston Kyle Krieger The Anna Edit
Meme/Parody Account
@FibonacciSpiral @MyTherapistSays @buy_2_hams @chillwildlife @paprbackparadise Every Outfit on SATC Girl With No Job Kirby Jenner Taste of Streep Versace Tamagotchi Your Shitty Family chefjacqueslamerde
Parenting
Benny Harlem Dad or Alive Eh Bee Family Family Fun Pack Fatherly Harmony & Elliott Smith Ilana Wiles James Breakwell Lauren Jimeson Life of Dad Nev Schulman & Laura Perlongo That Happy Family
Sports
Calvyn Justus Cam Newton Hunter Pence Ibtihaj Muhammad Indi Cowie Jamie Vardy Jessie Graff Michael Phelps Richard Jefferson Rickie Fowler Simone Biles Steele Johnson

Team Internet

Breakout YouTuber
Adrian Bliss Alexa Losey Alexis G. Zall Brendan Jordan Bretman Rock Evelyn From the Internets James Charles Mikey Murphy Morgan Hanbery Ozzy Man Reviews Savannah Brown nerdyandquirky
Muser of the Year
AlliCattt Ariana Renee Ashley Santangelo Baby Ariel Dani and Deven (Perkins Sisters) Gangsta Grandma Jacob Sartorius Lauren Godwin Lisa and Lena Loren Gray Mackenzie Davis Max and Harvey
Snapchatter of the Year
#EverestNoFilter Ani Acopian Dave Keystone Evan Garber Gregory Littley Karen X. Cheng Lauren Giraldo Matt Fogarty Mike Platco OperAmericano Rasmus Kolbe Women In Tech
Viner of the Year (Last One Ever)
Aaron Chewning Casey Frey Clayton Farris Kenny Knox Manon Mathews Matt Post Sarah Schauer Senan Byrne ayitspnayo chloe lmao pastatute regaljoe
YouNower of the Year
Absofcourse Anthony Gargiula Brent Morgan Caitlin Bell Diegosaurs Evie Yannakidis Got Damn Zo Joel and Monica Peppina Ruba Wilson Zach Clayton itssnowhimself
YouTube Comedian
Akilah Hughes Andrew Lowe Ben J. Pierce Bree Essrig Chris Klemens Drew Monson Jessi Smiles Nathan Zed Nikki Limo Sarah Baska Thomas Sanders Timothy DeLaGhetto
YouTube Ensemble
Aspyn + Parker Boyce Avenue ft. Sarah Hyland Carly and Erin ClevverTV Desi Perkins & Lustrelux Dirty 30 Jenna & Julien Just Between Us Matt Steffanina & D-Trix SourceFed What's Inside? h3h3Productions
YouTube Guru
Carli Bybel J.Kissa Makeup Jackie Aina Jaclyn Hill Jaleesa Moses Jeffree Star KathleenLights Linda Hallberg Made U Look by Lex Miss Fame Nikkie Tutorials Raye Boyce
YouTube Musician
Andrew Huang Bry Dodie Clark Evynne Hollens Josh Levi Meghan Tonjes Rebecca Black Rob Scallon Tiffany Alvord Todrick Hall Trevor Moran gunnarolla
YouTuber of the Year
Colleen Ballinger Gigi Gorgeous Jenn McAllister Jenna Marbles Jon Cozart KSI Lilly Singh Liza Koshy MKBHD Philip DeFranco Ryan Higa sWooZie

Tech & Innovation

Activism
Ashley Graham Bill McKibben Dustin Lance Black Jazz Jennings Jesse WIlliams Johnetta Elzie Leonardo DiCaprio Mariame Kaba Peter Tatchell Shailene Woodley Valeisha Butterfield-Jones Zellie Imani
Gaming
Aphmau Extra Credits FGTeeV Funhaus IHasCupquake KYRSP33DY Markiplier MatPat NoahJ456 The Diamond Minecart The Syndicate Project YOGSCAST Hannah
LGBTQ+ YouTube Channel
Ari Fitz Arielle Scarcella Ash Hardell Bria and Chrissy Davey Wavey Kat Blaque MarkE Miller RJ Aguiar & Will Shepherd Shannon Beveridge Skylar Kergil Stevie Boebi The Gay Women Channel
Periscoper of the Year
Alex Pettitt Bec Boop Bree Olson Coral Reefer Darius Arya David Greco Go2Kitchens Ian McLaughlin Julia H. Majors Lizza Monet Morales SockCop mawnika
Podcast
2 Dope Queens Anna Faris is Unqualified Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Fresh Air with Terry Gross Guys We F*****d Invisibilia Lore Modern Love Reply All Revisionist History Stuff You Should Know TED Radio Hour
STEM
Adam Savage Bill Nye Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) Elon Musk GizmoSlip Hope Jahren Life Noggin Mind Your Decisions Nerdwriter1 Simone Giertz Tim Peake Unbox Therapy
Twitch Streamer of the Year
Annemunition Bob Ross DexterityBonus Lirik MANvsGAME Matt McKnight OMGitsFirefoxx Summit1G Swiftor Towelliee iijeriichoii itmeJP
Vlogger of the Year
Ben Brown David Dobrik Erik Conover Jon Olsson Julien Solomita Louis Cole Monica Church Sam Sheffer Sara Dietschy Shaaanxo Vlogs Shaytards The Gabbie Vlogs
Web Series presented by Watchable
Camp Unplug Electra Woman & Dyna Girl Foursome Freakish Girl on Girl with Hannah Witton Jus & Wahlid at Coachella NSFW: A Vine Series Pants Off with Laci Green Scare PewDiePie Style Code Live The Skinny The Tyler Oakley Show
Weird
Astro Poets Bread Face Blog Casually Explained Exurb1a Hydraulic Press Channel Karl From Online The Food Surgeon Thinkpiece Bot Tom Bro Dude TownsKiller You Are Dog Now You Suck at Cooking

The winners will be chosen through a combination of votes from the public and scores given by the Real Time Academy. Visit our rules page for more info and vote for your favorite online influencer today! Entries are also open for brands, agencies and organizations.