9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

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.

We’re excited to announce the finalists for the 9th Annual Shorty Awards. Congratulations to everyone! The finalists for brands, agencies and organizations will be announced soon.

Finalists were determined by a combination of votes from the public and scores from the Real-Time Academy. Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 23 in New York City.

Arts & Entertainment

Actor
Aziz Ansari Channing Tatum Cole Sprouse Gaten Matarazzo Jesse Tyler Ferguson Ryan Reynolds
Actress
Brie Larson Gina Rodriguez Kristen Bell Shay Mitchell Skai Jackson Viola Davis
Celebrity
CHER Chrissy Teigen Kylie Jenner Lady Gaga Lin-Manuel Miranda Oprah
Comedy
Chelsea Peretti Elijah Daniel & Christine Sydelko Leslie Jones Samantha Bee Sarah Silverman The Lonely Island
Dance
1Million Dance Studio Maddie Ziegler Matt Steffanina Taylor Hatala WilldaBeast Adams tWitch
Music
Ariana Grande BTS Chance The Rapper Ingrid Michaelson Solange Tegan & Sara
TV Show
Game of Thrones Gilmore Girls Mr. Robot Orange Is the New Black Stranger Things Teen Wolf

Content of the Year

Emoji of the Year presented by Watchable
Black Heart 🖤 Eye Roll 🙄 Middle Finger 🖕 The Hugger 🤗 The Thinker 🤔 Upside-Down Smiley 🙃
GIF of the Year presented by Watchable
Crying Jordan I Have Arrived Kermit Vs. Kermit Mr. Peanut's Dab Obama's Mic Drop Well Yikes
Instagram of the Year presented by Watchable
#Visible Me Beyonce and Blue Happy Place Same But Different That Kim Photo You're the Spark
Tumblr Blog of the Year presented by Watchable
Bryan Daugherty Google Dog View OMG Check Please Old Dorito's Bags in Movies The Blackout Words N Quotes
Vine of the Year
Hemtube's Household Chores Still Spongebob AF The Laughing Fox When You Find Your Soulmate When You're the Main Character Tho You Make My Dreams Come Tru

Creative & Media

Animal
Aaron's Animals Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund Geordi La Corgi Harlow and Sage Lionel the Hedgehog Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
Art
Geronimo Balloons Hari & Deepti Jessica Walsh Shawna X Timmy Ham Tuesday Bassen
Author
Chuck Klosterman Jennifer Weiner Mara Wilson Maureen Johnson Roxane Gay Stephen King
Fashion
Bryan Yambao Danielle Bernstein Julie Sariñana Margaret Zhang Olivier Rousteing Winnie Harlow
Food
Brothers Green Olga Noskova SweetAmbs Tasty The Domestic Geek Wright Kitchen
Health & Wellness
Black Girl In Om Dana Falsetti Hannah Bronfman Hello Glow Patrick Beach The Body Coach TV
House & Home
Design Milk Drew & Jonathan Scott - Property Brothers Fredrik Eklund Mr. Kate The House that Lars Built The Jungalow
Instagrammer of the Year
Celebs on Sandwiches Desirée De León Doug the Pug Paulo del Valle Stephen McMennamy Vickie Liu
Journalist presented by Muck Rack
Al Roker Andrew Kaczynski Jacqui Cheng Jorge Ramos Lauren Duca Tre'vell Anderson
Lifestyle
Amber Fillerup Clark Amelia Liana Christina Brown Jeanne Grey Kyle Krieger The Anna Edit
Meme/Parody Account
@FibonacciSpiral Girl With No Job Kirby Jenner Taste of Streep Versace Tamagotchi Your Shitty Family
Parenting
Benny Harlem Eh Bee Family James Breakwell Life of Dad Nev Schulman & Laura Perlongo That Happy Family
Sports
Cam Newton Ibtihaj Muhammad Indi Cowie Michael Phelps Richard Jefferson Simone Biles

Team Internet

Breakout YouTuber
Alexis G. Zall Bretman Rock Evelyn From the Internets James Charles Mikey Murphy Ozzy Man Reviews
Muser of the Year
Baby Ariel Dani and Deven (Perkins Sisters) Jacob Sartorius Lisa and Lena Loren Gray Max and Harvey
Snapchatter of the Year
Ani Acopian Lauren Giraldo Mike Platco OperAmericano Rasmus Kolbe Women In Tech
Viner of the Year (Last One Ever)
Aaron Chewning Kenny Knox Manon Mathews Matt Post Sarah Schauer chloe lmao
YouNower of the Year
Absofcourse Diegosaurs Evie Yannakidis Joel and Monica Zach Clayton itssnowhimself
YouTube Comedian
Andrew Lowe Drew Monson Jessi Smiles Nathan Zed Sarah Baska Thomas Sanders
YouTube Ensemble
Carly and Erin Desi Perkins & Lustrelux Dirty 30 Jenna & Julien Just Between Us Matt Steffanina & D-Trix
YouTube Guru
Carli Bybel Jackie Aina Jaclyn Hill Jeffree Star KathleenLights Nikkie Tutorials
YouTube Musician
Andrew Huang Dodie Clark Meghan Tonjes Tiffany Alvord Todrick Hall Trevor Moran
YouTuber of the Year
Colleen Ballinger Gigi Gorgeous Jenna Marbles Lilly Singh Liza Koshy MKBHD

Tech & Innovation

Activism
Ashley Graham Jazz Jennings Jesse WIlliams Leonardo DiCaprio Shailene Woodley Zellie Imani
Gaming
Funhaus IHasCupquake KYRSP33DY Markiplier MatPat YOGSCAST Hannah
LGBTQ+ YouTube Channel
Ari Fitz Bria and Chrissy Kat Blaque MarkE Miller Shannon Beveridge Stevie Boebi
Periscoper of the Year
Bec Boop Darius Arya Go2Kitchens Ian McLaughlin SockCop mawnika
Podcast
Anna Faris is Unqualified Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Guys We F*****d Lore Stuff You Should Know TED Radio Hour
STEM
Adam Savage Bill Nye Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) Simone Giertz Tim Peake Unbox Therapy
Twitch Streamer of the Year
Annemunition Bob Ross DexterityBonus OMGitsFirefoxx Summit1G iijeriichoii
Vlogger of the Year
David Dobrik Erik Conover Julien Solomita Louis Cole Shaytards The Gabbie Vlogs
Web Series presented by Watchable
Camp Unplug Foursome Freakish Girl on Girl with Hannah Witton Style Code Live The Tyler Oakley Show
Weird
Bread Face Blog Casually Explained Hydraulic Press Channel The Food Surgeon You Are Dog Now You Suck at Cooking