13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best YouTube Ensemble

What’s better than one creator making videos for their fans to enjoy? Ensembles! When creators team up to join creative forces, they can really push the boundaries of entertainment. They could have started their YouTube journeys as a team, or partnered up after achieving fame, but these groups are giving internet hours of fun. These are the best families, comedians, DIYers and explorers from the past year.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of YouTube, enter the Best use of YouTube Shorty Award.


Dope or Nope
Is it dope or is it nope, that is the question. At least it is for Matthias, known for his DOPE or NOPE comedy unboxing series on YouTube, who sets out to answer to the delight of his fans. Part of that adventure involves finding the wildest products online, from weird products found on Amazon to tech gadgets and beyond. The other part is of cours…
Montoya Twinz
Two is always better than one, it’s twice the fun! Case in point, the Montoya Twinz, a pair of identical twin sisters originally from New Mexico who have taken the YouTube world by storm. They’ve partnered with some of the biggest beauty brands out there, including Garnier and Milani and collabed with Jake Paul and Justin Roberts. They’ve accumula…
Sam and Colby
Ghost hunters and YouTube sensations Sam and Colby are taking their fans along for the ride as they visit the spookiest haunted places on earth. Last year, they traveled to the UK to explore haunted sites like the Queen Mary Castle and the St. Andrews graveyard, and also spent a terrifying night at the Biltmore Hotel, a video that received 9M+ vie…
Squirmy and Grubs
2019 was certainly a big year for Shane and Hannah, the inter-abled couple behind the hit YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs. The couple bought a house, got engaged, and grew their audience of fans to more than 530K subscribers. They received a slew of media write-ups early in the year, including profiles from The Today Show and Insider. Squirmy an…
Canadian sketch comedians, hilarious couple and YouTube sensations Jaz Saini and Harjit Bhandal create hilarious content about relationships, school, parents, and more for their channel YouTwoTV. Currently, YouTwoTV has more than 2M subscribers on YouTube, logging more than 625M video views since launching. Their most popular video, "Rich Students…


Beta Squad
Beta Squad turned into a runaway sensation in 2019, marking a new path for ensemble reality projects in the UK. The concept is simple, five YouTubers, each a regular bloke, are housed in an "alpha" mansion, where they can take on challenges, run pranks, and team up to produce some of the wildest content online. The result was a smash hit, generating 440K+ s…
Dwayne N Jazz
YouTube sensations and anime enthusiasts Dwayne N Jazz create reaction videos unlike any other. This couple brings their unique and hilarious perspective to the viral trends of the day, especially during their no-laugh challenges. They produce a shocking amount of content, often uploading multiple videos in one day, covering subjects including gaming, anime…
Footie fans can’t get enough of the wild stunts and tricks performed by the freestyle football duo known on YouTube as F2Freestylers. With the help of such legends like Wayne Rooney, Nani, Ronaldo, and Robinho, they’ve created a channel that combines sport with celebrity, personality with the best of the pitch. Dubbed the ultimate soccer skills channel, F2F…
Lele Pons and Twan Kuyper
When you put two of the biggest social media stars in videos together and create buzz around a fake relationship, heads are sure to start turning. That’s the formula used to perfection by Lele Pons and Twan Kuyper, who teamed up for a series of relationship-style comedy vlogs that received millions of views. Individually, the two of them are some of the top…
The Skin Deep
Have your box of tissues on hand for this one. The Skin Deep is an Emmy award winning web series that explores the "human connection in the digital age." This project is centered on difficult conversations about the emotional space that exists within relationships, be they friendships or families or couples. The result is an incredible series of conversatio…
This is L&S
Landon and Shyla are the adorable, exciting and energetic young couple living in LA that promise they "WILL entertain you.. you can bet on that!" They sound pretty confident about that. And that’s probably because 2019 was an incredible year for the duo, with two of the three all time most popular videos dropping last year, each receiving 5M+ views. The cou…

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