The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing the influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitch, and more. Past winners include Taylor Swift, Tyler Oakley, Hannibal Buress, Malala Yousafzai, Jenna Marbles, Susan Orlean, PewDiePie, Alton Brown, Smosh and NASA.
What happens on social media can change the world, create new stars and ignite global movements. The Shorty Awards were the first awards to honor social media, and by constantly evolving along with the medium it honors The Shortys remains the most prominent award show of its kind, engaging an online audience of millions and culminating in a blockbuster ceremony in New York City.
Winners are chosen through a combination of votes from the public and scores given by the Real Time Academy.