THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year

The nominees for YouTuber of the Year are the best of the best—the biggest of the big. Some pull you into worlds of their own creation, while others explore the world around them and take you along for the ride. What they all have in common is the ability to inspire millions of people with each video they post, reaching more and more fans every day.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Snapchat Industry Award.

Nominees

finalist
Colleen Ballinger
The PsychoSoprano behind YouTube’s satirical singing sensation Miranda Sings, Colleen Ballinger lau…
winner
Gigi Gorgeous
Trans model, television personality, and influencer Gigi Gorgeous inspires fans to live their authe…
Jenn McAllister
From “anxious middle schooler just trying to fit in to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out,” …
finalist
Jenna Marbles
Jenna Mourey, best known to fans as Jenna Marbles, makes “magical YouTube videos.” From dog cameos …
Jon Cozart
A YouTube chanteur whose name rhymes with Mozart, Jon Cozart of YouTube’s Paint and paintchips chan…
KSI
British rapper, actor, and Guinness World Records FIFA goal-scoring gamer, Olajide Olatunji, aka @K…
finalist
Lilly Singh
IISuperwomanII Lilly Singh is one of the hottest YouTubers in the world, with well over 1.5 billion…
finalist
Liza Koshy
“Just a little brown girl with big dreams,” Liza Koshy has enjoyed a dominating 2016. The YouTube, …
finalist
MKBHD
Regarded as one of the world’s leading technology reviewers, Marques Brownlee, aka @MKBHD, discusse…
Philip DeFranco
In 2016, three years after toying with the idea of ending The Philip DeFranco Show, not only was Ph…
Ryan Higa
In 2016, Ryan Higa celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his YouTube channel by continuing to post …
sWooZie
Adande Thorne, better known to the world as sWooZie, is a born storyteller. He’s also a high-profil…