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11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is February 7th, 2019.

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.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

The Oscars 2017 - "There's been a mistake"

Entered in GIFs

About this entry

Our objective was to capture the essence of the 2017 Academy Awards' Best Picture fiasco in a unique way that visually told the story, and highlighted the positive exchange between La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Leading up to the Oscars, we hired Julie Winegard to create an animated gif from the event. When Best Picture was wrongly awarded, it was clear this was the pivotal moment. While there were many aspects on what led to the mix up, we chose to focus on the camaraderie displayed when Horowitz handed Jenkins, his friend, the award. We felt the story could be told in three key frames and Julie quickly began illustrating the moments and animated them together.


Our Instagram post immediately over-performed with audience engagement and drew the attention of Horowitz. Twitter selected the gif as their lead moment, and the animation took on a life of its own as it continued to be RT'd and shared.

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NBC News


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, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The Regular Entry Deadline is February 7th, 2019