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 Westworld

HBO’s hit series Westworld took fall TV by storm, starting with the most-watched season premiere in HBO’s history, and continuing with fans on Twitter and Reddit hatching theories as the show’s mysteries unfolded week by week. In the wake of the first episode, over 90K tweets referenced the show. Ten episodes later, nearly 200K tweets discussed the events of the finale, dominating the Twitterverse and cementing the sci-fi show’s elite status on social media. The official @WestworldHBO account regularly retweets fans and encourages them to post show-inspired art using #WestworldReveries, still showcasing favorite pieces months after airing the final episode. With such a committed following, it’s no wonder HBO renewed Westworld for a second season.

Westworld'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.