THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best Animal

What would the internet be without adorable animals? Thankfully we don’t have to entertain that thought as we live in a world where animals are one of the most dominant genres of social media content. They could be wearing outfits or just living in nature. Whatever it is, people want to look at cute creatures.

Nominees

finalist
Albert (albertonwheels)
If you’re one of the 95K+ followers of @albertonwheels on Instagram, you know that the plucky 8-yea…
Black Jaguar-White Tiger
The Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation captivates social media followers with the care they give t…
Cash Cats
The Beatles said “money can’t buy you love,” but don’t tell that to the cashcats, who live their so…
finalist
Cincinnati Zoo
You don’t have to live in Cincinnati to keep up with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, which e…
finalist
Esther the Wonder Pig
In 2012, Steve Jenkins adopted a micro piglet from a friend and named her Esther. Well, five years …
Louboutina (Loubie)
New Yorkers are trained to ignore anything out of the ordinary, but Louboutina, the Golden Retrieve…
finalist
Manny The Selfie Cat
Manny The Selfie Cat may sound like a discarded idea for an SNL sketch, but Manny’s selfie game is …
Mike Coots
As a Hawaiian, Mike Coots feels a natural connection to the ocean. Despite losing his right leg to …
finalist
NORBERT
Norbert, the adorable three-pound “therapy dog, children's book author & philanthropist” may be sma…
The Look of Lal
Some dogs rise to internet fame simply on cuteness alone, but Lal the German Shorthaired Pointer is…
winner
We Rate Dogs
If you’re a dog owner and want to know how your little bundle of fur stacks up, then there’s a good…
bubalahpoochie
In case you’ve never had a Jewish grandmother call you bubalah (usually while trying to coax an ext…