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 9th Annual Shorty Awards Web Series

What used to be a niche format, the web series is steadily becoming the new normal, with some gaining more viewers than most episodes on network TV. Whether they’re YouTube videos, Vine compilations, or streams on any number of sites, these nominees are reinventing how (and what) we watch, while connecting with fans on a whole new level.

The Shorty Award for Web Series is presented by Watchable, the video streaming platform that brings the web’s best shows and networks to every device.


Camp Unplug
Camp Unplug, Vine’s first venture into a long-form series, follows a group of millennial Vine stars (including some previous and current Shorty nominees) who have to disconnect from social media at a traditional summer camp. Written by Viners Aaron Chewning and Chris Melberger, and produced by Vine’s own Jeremy Cabalona and Karyn Spencer, the show…
Foursome is a YouTube Red Original series, featuring internet stars Logan Paul and Jenn McAllister as high school siblings managing the world of teenage dating. Season 1 ran for six episodes in spring 2016, and after racking up nearly 1 million views, the show is back by popular demand for ten new weekly episodes through February 2017. Everyone kn…
Ever thought about what would happen if you were stuck in your high school when a nearby chemical plant explodes? Hulu’s original series Freakish, which debuted in the fall and stars YouTubers Hayes Grier, Liza Koshy, and Meghan Rienks, shows the horrors of what that exact scenario could create. Like any good apocalyptic plot line, some people are…
Girl on Girl with Hannah Witton
Every girl needs a safe space to talk about issues that might not always be so safe to talk about, which is why Hannah Witton started her show Girl on Girl on the Astronauts Wanted YouTube channel. The British YouTube star invites other female influencers on her show to discuss anything her femme-first audience wants to know. People like Akilah Hu…
Style Code Live
Style Code Live is Amazon’s live daily fashion talk show hosted by Frankie Grande and Rachel Smith. The duo discuss the secrets to looking great with top industry influencers and style icons like Sarah Jessica Parker and Meghan Trainor. The show airs every Monday-Friday at 9:00 pm ET, trying to bring high fashion (and some of Amazon’s private-labe…


Electra Woman & Dyna Girl
Remember Sid and Marty Krofft’s Electra Woman & Dyna Girl from the ‘70s? Well, it’s back as a “dynamic do-over” web series, this time starring two of YouTube’s biggest stars—Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig. The duo crushes it by taking down villains in Akron, Ohio before being picked up by big Hollywood agents and moving their vigilante antics to LA. First rel…
Jus & Wahlid at Coachella
Jus & Wahlid at Coachella is, like the name suggests, a bunch of vines of comedians Jus Reign and Wahlid Mohammed going to the Coachella music festival. Jus & Wahlid vined the whole trip together alongside the catchiest theme song and lyrics, from their ride to the desert to the porta-potty situations on the festival grounds (is that @atrak taking so long i…
NSFW: A Vine Series
NSFW: A Vine Series is a weekly six-second video series best watched in private. Ending its run in 2016 with over 26 million loops, the series posted a new set of vines each Sunday, continuing its story about the trials and tribulations of two women in NYC. Whether it’s a raunchy text or a lewd sex act, nothing is off limits for creators and stars Sydney Ga…
Pants Off with Laci Green
Everything you need to know about sex and relationships you can learn from Pants Off, MTV’s first series for their Snapchat Discover channel. From first crushes to “Butt Stuff,” nothing is off the table for host and YouTube sex educator Laci Green, along with popular guests like Jessi Smiles and Rebecca Black. This web series goes beyond the snap and integr…
Scare PewDiePie
YouTube can be a scary place, especially with content like its YouTube Red original series Scare PewDiePie. The Swedish gamer, comedian, and perpetual shrieker takes his bit to new levels in the show, turning the games he has laughed about into real-life adventures, only to realize how terrifying the games would be if he had to live inside their realities. …
The Skinny
The Skinny is a dark comedy following an LA-based wannabe YouTube star named Jessie who struggles with her boyfriend, overbearing mom, and bulimia, 10 minutes at a time. From a Kickstarter campaign to a six-episode Refinery 29 and Wifey.tv miniseries, creator and star Jessie Kahnweiler’s journey through life, love, and friendship is touching and sincere, fi…

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