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.

Shay Mitchell

Winner in Actress

About Shay Mitchell

Canadian-born actress Shay Mitchell is the breakout star of Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars, which ended its seven-year run this TV season. Her tearful farewell YouTube letter got over 2 million views—a true reflection of #PLL’s massive following. But we’ve hardly seen the last of Shay! This year, she created the star-studded YouTube cooking series “Shay’s Kitchen,” played the love interest in Nick Jonas’s “Under You” music video, and released her #CoverShotPalette cosmetics line in collaboration with @Smashbox. It’s no lie that Shay Mitchell has staying power, just ask her nearly 3.5M Twitter and 15M+ Instagram followers.

Shay Mitchell'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.