10th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The 10th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 15th, 2018 in NYC. See below for official categories.

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.

Best in Comedy

Life can be tricky and hard to digest. Thankfully, there are a ton of brilliant comedians in the world who make some of the most accurate observations, critiques and comments while adding a tone that makes the topics more funny and less scary. As social media becomes increasingly prominent in society, these hilarious minds now have even more channels to get their humor out into the world.
Billy Eichner
You may have seen Billy Eichner on the streets of NYC asking absurd questions to celebrities and civilians. Maybe you caught Billy on his hit Hulu show Difficult People. Or perhaps you’re just one of t...
Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner has found an incredible amount of success in just about every type of media that exists. Over the course of his legendary career, he’s won nine Emmys, a Grammy, written over fifteen books, ...
Demetri Martin
“Thinking in absolutes is always a mistake sometimes,” said Demetri Martin on Twitter. While this might be true, the comic always seems to have a witty one liner or obscure observation. His nearly 400K...
Eric Andre
He’s @ericfuckingandre according to his Instagram account, where he’s cultivated nearly a million followers with pictures like his outrageous Cardi B Halloween costume this year. With Eric Andre, you n...
Hasan Minhaj
Few political comedians have had a better 2017 than Hasan Minhaj. He turned his one-man show, Homecoming King, into a Netflix special and hosted the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, all while mainta...
Julio Torres
Julio Torres is definitely one of the fastest rising stars in comedy, as 2017 was definitely a breakout year for the young comedian and self-proclaimed “Space Prince.” Since moving to NYC for college, ...
Kristen Schaal
Kristen Schaal has a lot of credits on her resume, but she can now add an Emmy nomination for her voice acting on the Netflix series BoJack Horseman. The former Daily Show correspondent’s unique voice ...
Lena Waithe
“I don’t know if we've seen a sly, harem pants-wearing, cool Topshop sweatshirt-wearing, snapback hat-rocking lesbian on TV,” said Master of None costar Lena Waithe, but that’s certainly not the case a...
Liza Treyger
@GlitterCheese likes “knowing what people eat,” but already knows what makes people laugh. It’s her largely self-deprecating stories about partying, dating culture, and life in general. That’s why Roll...
Margaret Cho
Named one of the 50 greatest comedians of all time by Rolling Stone, Margaret Cho continued to dominate stand-up comedy by embarking on her international “Fresh Off The Bloat Tour.” In 2017, the tattoo...
Michelle Wolf
Despite the title of her newest HBO special, Nice Lady, Michelle Wolf’s fans love that the comedian can often be just the opposite. Whether it’s about Blake Shelton being named 2017’s “Sexiest Man Aliv...
Vir Das
While many Americans haven’t yet heard of Vir Das, the Indian comedian is a household name in his native country, where his fame compares to Jerry Seinfeld’s here. But after reaching the top in India, ...

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, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The 10th annual shorty awards will be held april 15th, 2018 in new york city

late Deadline for Brands & Organizations

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