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.

Leslie Jones

Finalist in Comedy

About Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones is not easy to forget. Whether it’s her character play on NBC’s Saturday Night Live or her recent breakout film role in the 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, you remember the hilarious Leslie. This year, she received a lot of unwanted negative attention on social media from (racist) people who thought she wasn’t the right look for the screen. Leslie transcended the hate, telling us all to stay positive and to let love always be louder. While she might be dressing in Christian Siriano on the red carpet and going viral while covering the Olympics from her social accounts, the celebrity life hasn’t really changed her—and neither will the haters.

Leslie Jones'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.