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.

Comedy

Comedians are more than just funny—they shine a spotlight on the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world around us, keeping smiles on our faces even through tough times. These comedians transcend the stage to keep it real with fans on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and more, spreading laughter every way they know how.
Bob Saget
While he might have had a break from being Full House’s Danny Tanner for a few years, Bob Saget has never truly left us. He hosted the coveted America’s Funniest Home Videos for years while also contin...
Chelsea Peretti
As she so humbly puts it herself, Chelsea Peretti is “one of the greats.” You can catch Chelsea’s dry sense of humor and sometimes gross sensibility on FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, on her podcast Call Che...
Demi Adejuyigbe
For someone who makes other people laugh so much, it’s rare to see Demi Adejuyigbe without a deadpan look on his face… unless he’s talking about his favorite show, Gilmore Girls, of course. Demi makes ...
Elijah Daniel & Christine Sydelko
Comedians, Twitter stars, and viral moment makers, Elijah Daniel and Christine Sydelko are a uniquely funny duo. This year Elijah tattooed his leg with a picture of The Donald in a lewd sexual act, and...
George Wallace
George Wallace has been in the comedy game just as long as any of the other greats, and there’s no sign of him stopping. He served up an extra helping of his “hot sauce” on Twitter over the past electi...
Jonny Sun
@jomnysun describes himself as an “aliebn confuesed abot humamn lamguage,” but is actually a short-form writing project on Twitter and Instagram started by Jonathan Sun. With over 215K followers and an...
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. ...
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia is one of those comedians where you don’t realize how well you know him until you start scrolling through his IMDB page. With roles in Orange Is the New Black and Girls on the small scre...
Sage Boggs
The New York-based video writer and Twitter connoisseur Sage Boggs has gained quite the following this year with his Twitter rants and memetastic behavior. Although his videos are set up to look like h...
Samantha Bee
In the male-dominated world of political satire, Samantha Bee is a breath of fresh Canadian air. Graduating from the Comedy Central school of Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee left The Daily Show after 12 year...
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman has been going strong since the 90s, and she hasn’t lost her touch. Whether discussing sexism, racism, xenophobia, or political issues, Sarah knows how to sarcastically put it best. You...
The Lonely Island
The Lonely Island is the comedy group out of Berkeley, California made up of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg. Best known for their viral Digital Shorts like “Dick In A Box” and “I’m On ...

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.