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Country  United States
Official website  shortyawards.com
Related award  Shorty Social Good Awards
Presented by  Sawhorse Media
Ceremony date  23 April 2017
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Awarded for  "Honoring the best of social media"
First awarded  February 11, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-02-11)
Winners  Casey Neistat, Casey Neistat, YouTuber of the Year, YouTuber of the Year, Rooster TeethLet's Play, Rooster Teeth, Best in Gaming, Best in Gaming, Baddiewinkle, Baddiewinkle, Instagrammer of the Year, Instagrammer of the Year, Troye Sivan, Troye Sivan, Best Singer, Best Singer, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, Best Celebrity, Best Celebrity, Roman Atwood, Roman Atwood, Best YouTube Comedian, Best YouTube Comedian, Bill Wurtz, Bill Wurtz, Best in Weird, Best in Weird, Misty Copeland, Misty Copeland, Best in Dance, Best in Dance, Photoshop Your Dreams, Photoshop Your Dreams, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, Why the fuck you lyin', Why the fuck you lyin', Vine of the Year, Vine of the Year, Silent Ads, Silent Ads, Best Use of Facebook, Best Use of Facebook, Adele, Adele, Best Musician, Best Musician, King Bach, King Bach, Viner of the Year Award, Viner of the Year Award, Connor's Cure, Connor's Cure, Best Social Good Campaign, Best Social Good Campaign, Love Has No Labels, Love Has No Labels, Best Social Good Campaign, Best Social Good Campaign, Wish Writer, Wish Writer, Best Use of Video, Best Use of Video, Hannah Hart, Hannah Hart, Best in Food, Best in Food, Merrell Twins, Merrell Twins, YouNower of the Year Award, YouNower of the Year Award, Katie Couric, Katie Couric, Best Journalist, Best Journalist, #GayIsOK, #GayIsOK, Best Use of a Hashtag, Best Use of a Hashtag, SmoshSmosh, Smosh, YouTuber of the Year, YouTuber of the Year, Chelsea Catesccminifactory, Chelsea Cates, Instagrammer of the Year, Instagrammer of the Year, Quinn Corbinccminifactory, Quinn Corbin, Instagrammer of the Year, Instagrammer of the Year, Taylor Swifttaylorswift13, Taylor Swift, Best Singer, Best Singer, Conan O'BrienConanOBrien, Conan O'Brien, Best Celebrity, Best Celebrity, Jenna MarblesJennaMarbles, Jenna Marbles, Best YouTube Comedian, Best YouTube Comedian, Jake BeckmanSavedYouAClick, Jake Beckman, Best in Weird, Best in Weird, If They Gunned Me Down, If They Gunned Me Down, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, The Evolution of SharingMaris Jones, The Evolution of Sharing, Vine of the Year, Vine of the Year, The 9 Month VineIan Padgham, The 9 Month Vine, Vine of the Year, Vine of the Year, Brandon BowenBrandon Bowen, Brandon Bowen, Best Vine Comedian, Best Vine Comedian, Lidl Fan Cup / Play online Shoot offlinePhilipp Schlosser - Ruber Iglesias - Jacqueline Grochalsky -, Lidl Fan Cup / Play online Shoot offline, Best Use of Facebook, Best Use of Facebook, Lordelordemusic, Lorde, Best Musician, Best Musician, Questlovequestlove, Questlove, Best Musician, Best Musician, Thomas Sanders, Thomas Sanders, Viner of the Year Award, Viner of the Year Award, Eddie the TerribleFinnegan Dowling - Bernadette Cruz - Elizabeth Laverty -, Eddie the Terrible, Best Social Good Campaign, Best Social Good Campaign, #ProudToPlayYouTube - Google - 72andSunny Los Angeles, #ProudToPlay, Best Use of Video, Best Use of Video, BoJack HorsemanLissy L'Aaux - Matt Hoffman - Jake Gant -, BoJack Horseman, Best in Television, Best in Television, Alton Brownaltonbrown, Alton Brown, Best in Food, Best in Food, Wesley LoweryWesleyLowery, Wesley Lowery, Best Journalist, Best Journalist, Kid FuryTheFuryTV, Kid Fury, YouTuber of the Year, YouTuber of the Year, Vox MediaPolygon, Vox Media, Best in Gaming, Best in Gaming, Questlovequestlove, Questlove, Best Singer, Best Singer, Ian McKellenIanMcKellen, Ian McKellen, Best Celebrity, Best Celebrity, Buck Wolfwolfb, Buck Wolf, Best in Weird, Best in Weird, Jerry Seinfeld - Personal ArchivesJerry Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld - Personal Archives, Best Web Series, Best Web Series, My reflection is cooler than meChad Jaxon Perez, My reflection is cooler than me, Vine of the Year, Vine of the Year, Questlovequestlove, Questlove, Best Musician, Best Musician, SFBatKidStefania Pomponi - Cat Lincoln - Jenny Ng -, SFBatKid, Best Social Good Campaign, Best Social Good Campaign, Virgin America's safety video, Virgin America's safety video, Best Use of Video, Best Use of Video, Jamie OliverJamieOliver, Jamie Oliver, Best in Food, Best in Food, The Voice Instant SaveNBC - Talpa Media - One Three Media -, The Voice Instant Save, Best Use of a Hashtag, Best Use of a Hashtag, SFBatKidStefania Pomponi - Cat Lincoln - Jenny Ng -, SFBatKid, Best Use of Twitter, Best Use of Twitter, Leandra MedineManRepeller, Leandra Medine, Best in Fashion, Best in Fashion, Tweet and ShootNicolas Billieres - Julien Thibon - Sandrine Plasseraud -, Tweet and Shoot, Most Creative use of Technology, Most Creative use of Technology, Patton Oswaltpattonoswalt, Patton Oswalt, Best Comedian, Best Comedian, Neil deGrasse Tysonneiltyson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Best in Science, Best in Science, Black Girls CodeBlackGirlsCode, Black Girls Code, Best in Science, Best in Science, Tweet and ShootNicolas Billieres - Julien Thibon - Sandrine Plasseraud -, Tweet and Shoot, Best in Financial Services, Best in Financial Services, The Voice Instant SaveNBC - Talpa Media - Telescope -, The Voice Instant Save, Best Integration with Live Television, Best Integration with Live Television, PewDiePiePieDiePew, PewDiePie, Best in Gaming, Best in Gaming, Greyson Chancegreysonchance, Greyson Chance, Best Singer, Best Singer, Justin Bieberjustinbieber, Justin Bieber, Best Celebrity, Best Celebrity, Bravest WarriorsPendleton Ward - Breehn Burns, Bravest Warriors, Best Web Series, Best Web Series, Texts from HillaryStacy Lambe - Adam Smith, Texts from Hillary, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, Sophia Abrahãosophiaabrahao, Sophia Abrahão, Celebrity Fashion Award, Celebrity Fashion Award, Selena Gomezselenagomez, Selena Gomez, Celebrity Fashion Award, Celebrity Fashion Award, Aoiofficial_aoi, Aoi, Best Musician, Best Musician, Demi Lovatoddlovato, Demi Lovato, Best Musician, Best Musician, Rosanna PansinoRosannaPansino, Rosanna Pansino, Best in Food, Best in Food, Tim PoolTimcast, Tim Pool, Best Journalist, Best Journalist, #CountonKobeDan Viens - Joe Staples - Susan Hoffman -, #CountonKobe, Best Use of a Hashtag, Best Use of a Hashtag, Rafinha Bastosrafinhabastos, Rafinha Bastos, Best Comedian, Best Comedian, Mitchell MoffitAsapSCIENCE, Mitchell Moffit, Best in Science, Best in Science, Chris HadfieldCmdr_Hadfield, Chris Hadfield, Best in Science, Best in Science, Citi’s Connect: Professional Women’s NetworkJacky Carter - Cathy McManus - Jason Hammer -, Citi’s Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Best in Financial Services, Best in Financial Services, Temple MadeTemple University - Neiman Group, Temple Made, Best Physical and Digital Convergence, Best Physical and Digital Convergence, Suits RecruitsDoug Liman - Aaron Korsh - Dave Bartis -, Suits Recruits, Best Use of Gamification, Best Use of Gamification, Watch What Happens Live with Andy CohenLisa Hsia - Aimee Viles - Kelly McSweeney -, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Best Integration with Live Television, Best Integration with Live Television, TEDtalksDirectorTED Conferences - LLC, TEDtalksDirector, Best Overall YouTube Presence, Best Overall YouTube Presence, Electronic ArtsTheSims3, Electronic Arts, Best in Gaming, Best in Gaming, Justin Bieberjustinbieber, Justin Bieber, Best Celebrity, Best Celebrity, Awkward Black GirlIssa Rae, Awkward Black Girl, Best Web Series, Best Web Series, Agnez Moagnezmo, Agnez Mo, Vox Populi Award, Vox Populi Award, We are the 99 PercentChristopher Key - Priscilla Grim, We are the 99 Percent, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, Tumblr Blog of the Year Award, Immortalize YourselfJordan Sherer - Alex Tomic - Andrew Quinn -, Immortalize Yourself, Best Use of Facebook, Best Use of Facebook, Justin Bieberjustinbieber, Justin Bieber, Best Musician, Best Musician, TEDcomGroup SJR, TEDcom, Best Use of Video, Best Use of Video, Psych HashTag KillerUSA Network, Psych HashTag Killer, Best in Television, Best in Television, Harley MorensteinEpic Meal Time, Harley Morenstein, Best in Food, Best in Food, Darren MorensteinEpic Meal Time, Darren Morenstein, Best in Food, Best in Food, Andy Carvinacarvin, Andy Carvin, Best Journalist, Best Journalist, charliesheenBob Maron, charliesheen, Best Use of a Hashtag, Best Use of a Hashtag, 9/11 CommemorationFRANK - Lee Cartmell - Erik Heisholt -, 9/11 Commemoration, Best Use of Twitter, Best Use of Twitter, Luke ReichleRedCarpetLuke, Luke Reichle, Best in Fashion, Best in Fashion, Jim NortonJimNorton, Jim Norton, Best Comedian, Best Comedian, Nature Publishing GroupNatureNews, Nature Publishing Group, Best in Science, Best in Science, Stefanie GordonHere’s another Photo of the shuttle from my plane, Stefanie Gordon, Real-Time Photo of the Year, Real-Time Photo of the Year, Doctor Who TumblrKenyatta Cheese - Matt Stein - Rachel Garcia, Doctor Who Tumblr, Best Overall Tumblr Presence, Best Overall Tumblr Presence, Michael Bloombergmikebloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Foursquare Mayor of the Year, Foursquare Mayor of the Year

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The Shorty Awards, also known as the "Shortys", is an annual awards show, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social web.

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The awards are organized by the co-founders of startup company Sawhorse Media. Greg Galant is CEO and Co-founder and Lee Semel is CTO and Co-founder of Sawhorse Media. Since their creation in 2008, the awards have expanded beyond Twitter to recognize content creation on other social networking sites, including YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, YouNow, Periscope and Facebook.

An awards ceremony is held each spring and streamed live. Each award recognizes the entire body of work of the content creator for the calendar year, rather than an individual tweet or post. A 2012 Forbes magazine article about the awards commented: "The Shortys recognize that social media is about more than who can get the most followers ... we are creating millions of pieces of new writing that will define our generation. ... These writings ... are creating our history of record."

The 8th annual shorty awards live


First Annual Shorty Awards

The awards were created in 2008 by tech entrepreneurs Greg Galant, Adam Varga, and Lee Semel of Sawhorse Media. They invited Twitter account holders to nominate the best twitterers in general categories such as humor, news, food, and design. Winners were chosen by more than 30,000 twitterers during the voting period. The founders of Twitter first heard about the awards after the contest had gotten underway, and expressed support for it.

The first Shorty Awards ceremony was held on February 11, 2009, at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, New York. Approximately 300 people attended the event. The event was hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez and featured in-person guest appearances by prominent Twitter users MC Hammer and Gary Vaynerchuk and a video appearance by Shaquille O'Neal. The awards, which were voted on by Twitter users, were distributed in 26 categories. At the ceremony, the true identity of advertising category winner @PeggyOlson was revealed to be Carri Bugbee, owner of the public relations company Big Deal PR in Portland, Oregon.

Second Annual Shorty Awards

Voting for the second Shorty Awards opened on January 5, 2010, in 26 official categories. A Real-Time Photo of the Year category was added to the list of official categories for the first time, recognizing the best photo posted to services such as Twitpic, Yfrog, or Facebook.

The second Shorty Awards competition introduced a panel of judges called the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences whose members were Craig Newmark, David Pogue, Kurt Andersen, Caterina Fake, Joi Ito, Frank Moss, Alberto Ibargüen, Sreenath Sreenivasan, MC Hammer, Alyssa Milano and Jimmy Wales. After public nominations determined the finalists, the Academy decided on the winners.

Winners were announced at a ceremony held in the Times Center in The New York Times building in Manhattan, and were streamed online. The ceremony was hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who presented awards in the official categories as well as the newly added Real-Time Photo of the Year and a special humanitarian award.

Third Annual Shorty Awards

The nomination period for the third annual Shorty Awards opened in January, 2011, and ran through February 11, 2011, except for new categories that had extended nomination deadlines. There were 30 official categories, and five special categories. In addition to Real-Time Photo of the Year, for the first time the awards accepted nominations for Foursquare Mayor of the Year, Foursquare Location of the Year, Microblog of the Year on Tumblr, and a Connecting People award. The awards also introduced new Shorty Industry Awards to recognize the best uses of social media by brands and agencies. A Marketing Jury within the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences judges the Shorty Industry Awards and determines the winners from among the paid entries. Winners were announced at a ceremony on March 28, 2011, hosted by Aasif Mandvi in the Times Center. Other Shorty Awards presenters were scheduled to include Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Stephen Wallem, Miss USA Rima Fakih, and Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford.

Fourth Annual Shorty Awards

The 4th Annual Shorty Awards brought together Tracy Morgan, Ricky Gervias, Tiffani Thiessen and more as the voting platform grew to its largest reach yet. 1.6 million tweeted nominations were made across categories to honor the top users on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Foursquare, YouTube and more.

The ceremony took place on March 27th, 2012 at the New York TimesCenter and was hosted by the hilarious Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondents (and married couple) Samantha Bee and Jason Jones. The show kicked off with welcomes from Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan, with the Gregory Brothers performing live.

Tracy Morgan was featured in an exclusive video short made for the ceremony. Mayor Bloomberg also accepted an award presented by Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley.

Fifth Annual Shorty Awards

The 5th Annual Shorty Awards brought together Felicia Day, James Urbaniak, Kristian Nairn, Hannibal Buress, Carrie Keagan, Chris Hardwick, David Karp, Coco Rocha, and more as the voting platform grew to its largest reach yet. 2.4 million tweeted nominations were made across categories to honor the top users on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Foursquare, YouTube and more.

The ceremony took place on April 8th, 2013 at the New York TimesCenter and was hosted by Actress Felicia Day. The show was heralded in with videos of Felicia Day exploring NYC’s internet culture as well as Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcoming the audience with Internet-speak. During the night, Wolf Blitzer announced early poll results of what’s trending during the Shorty Awards and Jimmy Kimmel was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The audience was also shown an interview of the Mars Curiosity Rover led by comedian and actor, Seth Green before accepting the Shorty Award for Foursquare Mayor of the Year.

Sixth Annual Shorty Awards

The ceremony took place on April 7th, 2014 at the New York TimesCenter and was hosted by Comedian Natasha Leggero. The show brought together appearances by Patton Oswalt, Jamie Oliver, Kristen Bell, Jerry Seinfeld, Moshe Kasher, Julie Klausner, Miss USA Erin Brady, Guy Kawasaki, Matt Walsh, Retta, Us the Duo, Big Boi, Gilbert Gottfried, Thomas Middleditch, Jon Benjamin, Billie Jean King, Leandra Medine and more. Big winners of the year included #BatKid, Jerry Seinfeld, Virgin America Remixes the Safety Video, Retta, and Will Ferrell.

Seventh Annual Shorty Awards

The Seventh Annual Shorty Awards was hosted by comedian Rachel Dratch and took place on April 20, 2015 at The Times Center in NYC. The Real-Time Academy, the judging body of the Shortys, tripled in size for the 7th annual Awards and included additions such as Alton Brown, Mamrie Hart, Nikki Glaser, OK Go, Shiza Shahid, The Fine Bros, Debbie Sterling, Dan Savage, Deena Varshavskaya, Palmer Luckey, and more. Panic! at the Disco was the musical guest at the ceremony. On-stage presenters included Kevin Jonas, Bill Nye, Bella Thorne, Wyclef Jean, Emily Kinney, Tyler Oakley, and more.

Eighth Annual Shorty Awards

The Eighth Annual Shorty Awards were held in NYC at the TimesCenter on April 11, 2016. They were hosted by YouTuber, Writer and Comedian Mamrie Hart with musical performances from Nico & Vinz. Big winners of the night included Bill Wurtz, DJ Khaled, Misty Copeland, Casey Neistat, Dwayne Johnson, Hannah Hart, Troye Sivan, Baddie Winkle, Kevin Hart Taraji P. Henson and more.

References

Shorty Awards Wikipedia


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