The Shorty Awards 2016

The Shorty Awards 2016

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016
New York City
New York City


The Shorty Awards, also known as the Shortys, is an annual awards event, 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.

The awards are organized by the co-founders of the Brooklyn-based startup company Sawhorse Media.[1] Greg Galant is CEO and Co-founder and Lee Semel is CTO and Co-founder of Sawhorse Media.[2] 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, and Facebook.

Twitter users nominate six finalists in each award category, and a panel of expert and celebrity judges choose winners. An awards ceremony is held each spring and streamed live on the official website. Each award recognizes the entire body of work of the content creator, 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."[3]

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Notable Judges8

Best Actress Nominees6

Best Actor Nominees6

Best Celebrity Nominees6

Best Comedian Nominees5

Best in Dance Nominees5

Best Musician Nominees6

Top Albums by Best Musician Nominees10

Top Songs by Best Musician Nominees12

Best Singer Nominees6

Top Albums by Best Singer Nominees8

Top Songs by Best Singer Nominees10

Best TV Show Nominees6

Best Web Series Nominees5

Best YouTube Comedian Nominees4

Best YouTube Ensemble Nominees6

Best YouTube Musician Nominees5

Top Albums by Best YouTube Musician Nominees5

Top Songs by Best YouTube Musician Nominees6

Snapchatter of the Year Nominees3

YouTuber of the Year Nominees6

Best Fashion Influencer Nominees5

Instagrammer of the Year Nominees3

Best Author Nominees5

Best in Sports Nominees6

Best Journalist Nominees5

Best in Activism Nominees6

Best in Education Nominees6

Best in Gaming Nominees5

Best in Science Nominees5

Best Podcast Nominees5

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Notable Attendees41


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles38


Spotify - Featured Tracks27


News Articles9

5 moments from the Shorty Awards that show the power of new media
Mashable  –  April 12, 2016
"Sh*t, I have got to get on Vine." That was one reporter's sentiment within five minutes of arriving at the red carpet for the 8th Annual Shorty Awards, where creators of snack-sized online media are honored for their ingenuity and influence. (Hint ...
Every social media superstar was at the Shorty Awards last night
AOL  –  April 12, 2016
The Shorty Awards celebrate excellence in social media and last night's 8th Annual Shorty Awards was bigger and better than ever before and featured a star-studded red carpet. If you weren't one of the lucky few invited to attend, you might have caught it ...
A stylish 87-year-old grandma is one of Instagram's biggest stars
The Business Insider  –  April 12, 2016
After capturing the hearts of Instagrammers for almost two years, 87-year-old Baddie Winkle was named "Instagrammer of the Year" at the Eighth Annual Shorty Awards on April 11. Born Helen Von Winkle in 1928, Baddie Winkle is a grandmother from Tennessee.
2016 Shorty Awards: The nominees you need to know  –  April 8, 2016
The Eighth Annual Shorty Awards are happening on April 11, 2016, so now is your chance to learn the who's who of the nominees. These are the biggest stars of social media who should definitely be on your radar, starting with Ingrid Nilsen. The fashion and ...
2016 ACM Awards nominees and winners recap
Examiner  –  April 4, 2016
The 51st annual ACM Awards broadcasted live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ... Little Big Town jazzing up the show with Trombone Shorty; and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teaming up with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons for “Tush.” Carrie Underwood also ...
2016 ACM Awards: Highlights and winners
WTSP  –  April 4, 2016
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards opened with a bang by co-host Luke Bryan ... Little Big Town played a jazzy rendition of "Stay All Night" with New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty, who stopped the show with an impressive solo.
ACM Awards 2016: Chris Stapleton, New Music Dominate
Rolling Stone  –  April 4, 2016
Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, the acclaimed singer-songwriter ... Bells" and Little Big Town joined up with Trombone Shorty to import some New Orleans swing to Sin City on a vibrant ...
The 51st ACM Awards
CBS Denver  –  April 4, 2016
2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards - Show LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Recording artist Kimberly Schlapman (L) of music group Little Big Town and recording artist Trombone Shorty perform onstage during the 51st Academy of ...
Little Big Town Perform ‘Stay All Night’ With Trombone Shorty at 2016 ACM Awards
The Boot  –  April 3, 2016
Little Big Town performed “Stay All Night” at the 2016 ACM Awards. The song is from their 2014 Pain Killer album. The country quartet was joined by New Orleans native Trombone Shorty for their jazzy performance; the multi-instrumentalist also appears ...

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