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.

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 t...
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 ...
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 Gr...
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...
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...
The Tyler Oakley Show
YouTube legend Tyler Oakley became the first to pioneer a new web series with Ellen Degeneres on her digital network ellentube.com, together launching The Tyler Oakley Show. With over 8 million (and gr...


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 Helbi...
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 along...
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 stor...
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 tabl...
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, ...
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 ...

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.