11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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 Web Series

The web series as we know it is transforming. This year, some of the best stories were told digitally. Whether they were shows about dating in the digital age, fictional stories about influencers in the digital age, or talk shows hosted by influencers in the digital age -- they were seen digitally in the digital age. These twelve were the best of the year.

Are you a brand or agency wanting to be recognized for your work in this field? Enter for Best Branded Series Video for Brands & Organizations.
AM2DM
A live morning news and talk show built from “Twitter’s DNA,” AM2DM is breaking convention and better appealing to a social media-centric culture. Spearheaded by BuzzFeed News, the innovative Twitter-s...
Cobra Kai
34 years since the original Karate Kid, the iconic fictional dojo has reopened in the form of a web series, Cobra Kai, on YouTube Premium. With the return of stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio playi...
Good Mythical Morning
Regularly one of the most popular daily shows on YouTube with 100M+ monthly views, 14M+ channel subscribers, coordinated multi-channel sketch spin-offs and new Book of Mythicality, Good Mythical Mornin...
Hiking with Kevin
Comedian and former SNL actor Kevin Nealon is enjoying a newfound renaissance on YouTube. His web show, Hiking with Kevin, begun in 2017 as a two minute overexerted hiking session with actor Matthew Mo...
How It Should Have Ended
For when a movie ending just doesn’t deliver, How It Should Have Ended has you covered. The “place for animated parody alternate endings to major motion pictures,” 8.4M+ subscribers have poured in with...
Lady Like
Breaking the prim, conservative stigma of what it is to be a “lady,” BuzzFeed’s Ladylike is an empowering, cutting-edge and often hilariously fun exposé on what it’s like to be a “real” woman. Ladylike...
Like & Subscribe
Turning the camera on social influencers for its newest parody sensation, Funny or Die’s Like & Subscribe is already breaking the internet. Written by series creator and Insta humorist Jack Wagner aka ...
Liza on Demand
For years, Liza Koshy has been one of the biggest names on social media as a “Little brown girl with big dreams.” From her days posting on Vine to having audience of 16M+ YouTube subscribers and 17M+ I...
Sideswiped
YouTube Originals has proven themselves a contender in the world of romcom with Sideswiped, an 8-episode series starring Rosanna Arquette and Carly Craig that debuted July 2018. Inspired by Carly’s rea...
Sorry For Your Loss
Praised by The Atlantic as “one of the standout series of the year,” the self-proclaimed “sketch tragedy” Sorry For Your Loss premiered in September 2018, and features the everyday life struggles follo...
The Burger Show
An all-out homage to our American hearty staple, The Burger Show is an in-depth exploration of patty culture through the eyes of LA’s breakfast sandwich empire king Alvin Cailan. Premiering February 20...
This Might Get
When combining two YouTubers and comedians as amazing as Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig, hilarity is bound to happen. The talk show This Might Get was launched in 2018, and aired a new episode every day,...

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

The 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.