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.

Celebrity

There are so many celebrities in the world today—from pop stars to sports stars to movie stars and tons more—that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. But there are only a handful out there making a difference in their field, whether it’s through innovation, advocacy, or sheer creativity. From models to musicians and everything in between, these influencers stand apart for their accomplishments both in real life and on social media this year.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Ambassador & Celebrity Campaign Shorty Award.
CHER
Diva, icon, legend, star—there’s nothing Cher can’t do or hasn’t already done. As a staple presence in gay culture, Cher has always backed up her loyal fans. These days, it’s mainly on Twitter, where s...
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler is more than just a great set of boobs—she’s a comedian, Netflix series star, and celebrity BFF. Constantly pushing the boundaries, Chelsea is known to go topless in an effort to #freet...
Chrissy Teigen
We first met her as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, then got to know her as John Legend’s wife, and now we know her as a new mother, master chef, and queen of all things social media. This year, s...
Joanne the Scammer
Joanne the Scammer is a self-described “messy bitch who lives for drama” and unexpected Twitter star. She made a splash on the MTV VMA red carpet this year where she was scamming the crowds in her usua...
Kate Hudson
With looks that could kill and a following for days, it’s no wonder that Kate Hudson is a social media megaplayer. Born into Hollywood with mother Goldie Hawn and step-daughter to Kurt Russell, Kate is...
Kylie Jenner
As the youngest daughter of the Kardashian/Jenner family, Kylie has some serious(ly expensive) shoes to fill. We’ve watched Kylie transform from awkward preteen to queen of Snapchat all before our very...
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has had yet another incredible year. From an unforgettable tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys, to a new album and tour for Joanne sponsored by Bud Light, to earning the halftime show at th...
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda is now officially a household name from his massively successful Broadway show and soundtrack Hamilton: An American Musical. We were first introduced to Lin-Manuel back with In The H...
Oprah
Let’s face it—Oprah can pretty much do anything. She can host, she can cook, she can garden, she can run a TV network… she’s a true Renaissance woman. While we might not see as much of Oprah on TV thes...
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton’s celebrity started with a lot of raw exposure, but the heiress has come a long way, turning her name into a global fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brand. She’s graced both the big screen a...
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal loves to mess around with everybody on the internet. When a teary LeBron won the championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Shaq made memes for days. After his former LA Lakers teammat...
Spencer Pratt
Bet you didn’t think we’d hear much from Spencer Pratt after his days as the villain of MTV’s The Hills and his marriage to costar Heidi Montag, but now he’s back in full-force on social media! With hi...

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, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.