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.

Breakout YouTuber

Sometimes a huge web following grows virtually overnight when a viral video or prestigious award brings a creator into the spotlight, and sometimes it takes years of gradual accumulation, but it doesn’t happen for everybody. This year, these up-and-coming YouTubers stood out from the crowd with their unique voices, each of them ready to hit the big time.


Alexis G. Zall
YouTube creator and actress Alexis G. Zall welcomes fans to her “tumultuous coming of age story” through humor, relatability, and “unapologetically weird” videos. Crossing the 1M subscriber threshold i...
Bretman Rock
Named “The Internet’s most fabulously fierce makeup guru” by The Huffington Post, makeup artist with personalized merch line Bretman Rock has contoured his way to celebrity, with sassy makeup tutorial ...
Evelyn From the Internets
Evelyn From The Internets invites you to “her crevice of the internet.” From beauty tutorials to cultural critiques, the Austin-based YouTuber inspires and entertains fans through diverse YouTube dialo...
James Charles
Bringing his own lighting kit to ensure picture perfection, James Charles launched to fame with “The Most Flawless Senior Self Portraits of All Time,” as touted by Cosmopolitan. After his pics went vir...
Mikey Murphy
Actor and YouTuber Mikey Murphy launched his career on the platform with his 2013 video "What I Do When I Am Home Alone!” and quickly established himself as a key influencer through comedic vlogs and c...
Ozzy Man Reviews
“Bloody tellin’ it straight,” Aussie video commentator and comic Ethan Marrell (aka Ozzy Man) leaves nothing unreviewed. Broadcasting viral TV and film critiques of everything from Game of Thrones to a...


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, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.