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The Hollywood Reporter
Terry Crews Reveals What It Was Like to Speak Up About Sexual Assault

The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star reflected on how he joined the #MeToo movement and shared his thoughts on the perils of social media.

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Tubefilter
Shane Dawson Snags Shorty Award For ‘YouTuber Of The Year’

Shane Dawson took the top crown at this year’s Shorty Awards. The YouTube documentarian, who has 21.5 million subscribers on the platform, won the ‘YouTuber of the Year’ award for his work on series like The Truth about TanaCon and The Mind of Jake Paul. Also up for the award were a number of other top YouTubers, including David Dobrik (12.2 million), Emma Chamberlain (7.6 million), Guava Juice (13.5 million), James Charles (16.5 million), and the featuree of his TanaCon series, Tana Mongeau (4 million).

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Just Jared Jr.
Marsai Martin Honored With Phenom Award at Shorty Awards 2019

The 14-year-old black-ish and Little actress was honored with the Phenom Award in Entertainment at the event.

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The Hollywood Reporter
Michelle Obama, Noah Centineo, Marie Kondo, John Mulaney Win 2019 Shorty Awards

Other winners of this year's accolades, handed out at a Kathy Griffin-hosted awards ceremony in New York, include 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Blackpink and Lady Gaga.

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Billboard
Shorty Awards 2019: How BLACKPINK & (G)I-DLE's Nominations Show K-Pop Groups as Digital Influencers

This weekend, the Shorty Awards will take place in New York to honor the best and most influential artists and content creators across digital platforms and social media. While BTS was previously honored by winning the Best in Music category at the 9th Annual Shorty Awards in 2017, this year marks two more K-pop acts being recognized in areas of music and gaming. According to the Shorty Awards, this all points to the expanding digital influence after a year of significant digital growth for the music scene at large.

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The Hollywood Reporter
Kathy Griffin to Host 2019 Shorty Awards (Exclusive)

The actress-comedian also is a finalist this year in the "best celebrity" category, where she will compete alongside Joe Biden, Jonah Hill, Lil Miquela, Reese Witherspoon and Russell Brand.

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Essence
Erica Garner Honored With A Posthumous Shorty Award For Her Activism In The Fight Against Police Brutality

Four months after her sudden passing last December at the age of 27, the activist and daughter of the late Eric Garner has been honored with a posthumous Shorty Award for her activism.

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Tube Filter
Wil Dasovich, Nyma Tang, Miles McKenna Named Winners At 10th Annual Shorty Awards

The ten-year-old Shorty Awards recognized the accomplishments of a vast and varied set of digital creators yesterday evening, when the fan-voted honors — which celebrate accolades across the social media sphere — were distributed during a ceremony in New York City.

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The Drum
The Shorty Awards celebrate a decade of innovation in short-form content and new media

The Shorty Awards announced its full slate of nominees this morning (March 16), as it celebrates its 10th year honoring some of the best work done on social platforms.

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The Mary Sue
It Seems Like the Shorty Awards for Social Media Excellence Are the Only Ones With Gender and Racial Parity

Social media has become media, so it makes sense that the Shorty Awards exist to recognize excellence among those who entertain, educate, and inspire via those platforms. What’s interesting is that, unlike other award shows, the Shorty Awards seem to do a better job with inclusion.

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Adweek
Here Are Some Ninth Annual Shorty Awards’ Brands and Organizations Winners

The Ninth Annual Shorty Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the PlayStation Theater in New York’s Times Square April 23, and select winners in the brands and organizations categories were revealed Thursday.

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Mashable
Tony Hale to host 9th Annual Shorty Awards

"I watch YouTube more than I watch television," Hale told Mashable via email. "Any compilation video, people getting scared/babies laughing/soldiers coming home, or instructional video on how to fix my toilet, I'm in."

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Variety
Shorty Awards 2017 Social Media Finalists Announced

Some of the notable finalists for 2017 include: Cher, Chrissy Teigen, Kylie Jenner, Oprah, Maddie Ziegler, Chance the Rapper, Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Stephen King, Lady Gaga, Doug the Pug, Jenna Marbles, Gigi Gorgeous, Lilly Singh, Anna Faris, Bill Nye, Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) and Tyler Oakley.

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AdWeek
The Inside Story of How Mr. Peanut Learned to Dab, and Got Nominated for a Shorty Award

Now, after months of getting shared all over the web, that GIF is up for a Shorty Award, and Planters has mobilized once again. Today, the brand’s marketing team is unveiling an Academy Award-style “for your consideration” video and related promotional posters, all in hopes of upping Mr. Peanut’s chances of winning.

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NBC News
Subtweet (v.): What Merriam-Webster Dictionary Is Doing to the President

It's maybe not the most groundbreaking satire, but Merriam-Webster's Twitter account has broken through because of its authority and because people enjoy seeing public figures called out.

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For the Win (USA Today Sports)
Richard Jefferson reveals the stories behind his award-winning Snapchats

For The Win, it seems, isn’t the only place that recognizes Richard Jefferson’s Snapchat greatness. The Cavaliers veteran spoke to us in honor of another award he’s nominated for, the Shorty Awards, which recognize “the most notable and viral influencers” (voting is open through Feb. 16).

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Gay Times Magazine
Cher nominated for best Twitter account – revisit her most iconic tweets

In the words of Cher, you can “Stand & B Counted or Sit & B Nothing”. The pop culture icon has been nominated for yet another award, but this time it’s not for her timeless music, or her woefully under-appreciated big-screen ventures, or even her LGBT+ rights advocacy – it’s for her Twitter account.

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Bustle
Who Are The Shorty Award Nominees For Best YouTube Guru? They're All So Talented

Personally, I think it's safe to say that most makeup junkies have a favorite — or several — YouTube beauty gurus. Whether you love the gorgeous glow of NikkieTutorials or the down to earth advice of KathleenLights, there's a guru for everyone. The Shorty Award nominees for best YouTube guru reflects some of fans' favorite online presences, and many of them are already incredibly excited just to be nominated.

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Playbill
Tweeters Rejoice: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cynthia Erivo Among Nominees for Best in Social Media

Cynthia Erivo, Viola Davis and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among theatre folk nominated for the 9th annual Shorty Awards, honoring the best of social media.

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The Hollywood Reporter
Shorty Awards Nominees Include Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Bell, Leslie Jones (Exclusive)

Nominees for the 9th annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Periscope, among other platforms — are officially out, with Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Bell, Leslie Jones, Ariana Grande, Mara Wilson, Al Roker, Simone Biles and Aziz Ansari among this year's notables.

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Yahoo
Nominees for the 9th annual Shorty Awards are published

Notable nominees include Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Kristen Bell, Viola Davis, Brie Larson, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton, Leslie Jones, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and... PuiPui the Bunny. Categories include Best Actor, Best Musician and Best Celebrity, among many more.

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AdWeek
Check Out the Winners of the First Shorty Social Good Awards

Cause marketing efforts are becoming more essential for all brands these days, and to honor that, The Shorty Awards held its first Shorty Social Good Awards in New York on Wednesday. The awards shine a spotlight on organizations involved in social causes.

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CNBC
Social media now has its own Oscars

"If I can go to brands and say, 'my client is nominated for a Shorty Award,' it shows they're a proven personality on the internet who has fan engagement and that's what advertisers want."

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Aol.
Every social media superstar was at the Shorty Awards last night

The Shorty Awards celebrate excellence in social media and last night's 8th Annual Shorty Awards was bigger and better than ever before and featured a star-studded red carpet.

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Yahoo!
60 million teens are cray about this lip-sync app

On Monday tech startup Sawhorse Media (which owns Muck Rack, a network for journalists) threw its eighth annual Shorty Awards, which recognize achievements in social media. Average age of attendees at the event: 23. A 12-year-old attendee and fan of musical.ly stars like 15-year-old Baby Ariel (who has 7.49 million fans) asked Yahoo Finance, “How do I become a famous musical.ly star quickly?” – a hint of the strong appetite for these bite-sized videos.

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Mashable
5 moments from the Shorty Awards that show the power of new media

The ceremony awarded users of Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat and YouTube, as well as new platforms Periscope and YouNow — which didn't even exist a year ago, showing a powerful shift toward live streaming. If the night was evidence of anything, it was that social media is more important than ever.

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The Hollywood Reporter
Shorty Awards: The Complete Winners List

The eighth annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and, for the first time, Periscope — were handed out Monday night.

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Aol.
How the Shorty Awards won the Internet

Throughout those years, the Shortys have gone from a small awards ceremony to one of the Internet's biggest nights — this year's April 11th ceremony at the TimesCenter in New York City promises to be no different.

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Mashable
Mamrie Hart tapped as Shorty Awards host

Her book, also titled You Deserve a Drink, debuted on The New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller list in 2015. She also stars in and wrote the upcoming Dirty Thirty film, alongside Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart. "I just really want to celebrate the silly side of the Internet," Hart said. "I know there's an election happening, but I could spend the entire time talking solely about those animal or food memes ... Also, I'm waiting to hear about the [awards'] musical opening number budget."

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AdWeek
Check Out the 2016 Shorty Award Winners for Best Brands on Social Media

A record number of brands entered the competition this year, said Gregory Galant, co-founder of the Shorty Awards and CEO of Muck Rack. "Academy members told us they were astounded by the quality of work entered, as well as the new and innovative ways our entrants are using social media," he added. "This year's winning entries show that brands and agencies are eager to give back, raise awareness and promote social-good campaigns. The winners were bold—not afraid to jump on new platforms while still telling powerful stories."

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The Hollywood Reporter
Shorty Awards 2016

Finalists for the 8th annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and, for the first time, Periscope — have been narrowed down to the best of the best, including Tom Hanks, Taraji P. Henson, Dwayne Johnson, Aziz Ansari, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adele, Michael B. Jordan and J.K. Rowling.

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International Business Times
Shorty Awards 2016 Taps YouNow For Exclusive Live Programming From Parties, Teal Carpet

The Shorty Awards, the annual ceremony that honors the best creators and producers on social media, will be investing more in live-streaming video this year. The popular live video app YouNow has been granted exclusive access to stream from the party room and also will be broadcasting stars walking the teal carpet. YouTube will be livestreaming the ceremony.

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Entertainment Weekly
Taylor Swift raps, Bill Nye dances at Shorty Awards

Imagine an awards show in which recipients are encouraged to incorporate a song or dance into their acceptance speech. That’s basically what happened at the Seventh Annual Shorty Awards Monday night.

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Forbes
Social Media Marketing Lessons from @ShortyAwards Founder Greg Galant

The Shorty Awards have grown into a star-studded affair that attracts 700 attendees and is live-streamed by 100,000 people. This year’s April 20 event will be held in the New York Times TimesCenter. Over the years celebrity endorsements include Will Ferrell, Rachel Maddow, William Shatner, Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais and Conan O’Brien. The story of its success is a text-book lesson in social media management.

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Inc.
How to Win at Twitter Like Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, the powerful TV producer behind Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, on Monday was nominated for a 2015 Shorty Award, which recognizes social media content across platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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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 Shorty Social good awards regular deadline is on august 28, 2019.