Shorty Awards

Shorty Awards

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About

The Shorty Awards is an annual Spring awards ceremony streamed live which recognizing the people and organizations that produce real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and the rest of the social web.

Background

On February 11th, 2009,The first Shorty Awards ceremony was held at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, New York. The awards, in 26 categories, were voted on by Twitter users. The categories were best in Advertising, Apps, Brand, Business, Design, Education, Entertainment, Finance, Food, Green, Health, Humor, Music, News, Nonprofits, Personal, Photography, Politics, Science, Social Media, Sports, Startups, Tech, Travel, Video Games and Weird.[5]



In the years since, Winners have chosen through a combination of votes from the public and scores given by the Real Time Academy.

Developments

On January 28th, 2019 the nominees[2] for the 11th Annual Shorty Awards were announced:

  • Breakout YouTuber of the Year:
    Actually Happened, Ashley aka bestdressed, Denzel Dion, Dr. Mike, Haley Pham, Madelaine Petsch, Moriah Elizabeth, Peter McKinnon, Subhi Taha, Summer McKeen, TechMe0ut and Will Smith
  • Twitch Streamer of the Year: Adam Koebel, Becca, Cahlaflour, Castro_1021, ClassyKatie, DisguisedToast, itsHAFU, Ninja, Sweet_ Anita, TSM_Daequan, XCHOCOBARS and ZeRo
  • Vlogger of the Year: Ami Yamato, Chris Chann, Ellie Thumann, Josh Peck, Erika Costell, Heath Hussar, Justin Escalona, Mr. Beast, Nicole Laeno, Olivia Jade, Ryland Adams and Sara Dietschy
  • YouTube Comedian: Evelyn from the Internets, Gus Johnson, Jarvis Johnson, Joana Ceddia, Kalen Allen, Karina Garcia, MacDoesIt, Mikaela Long, Morgz, Nick Antonyan, Rachel Ballinger and Tré Melvin
  • YouTube Ensemble: Bright Sun Films, Brooklyn and Bailey, Cole&Sav, Familia Diamond, HellthyJunkFood, Jess and Gabriel, Merrell Twins, Sidemen, TFIL, The Try Guys, Yes Theory and Sister Squad
  • YouTuber of the Year: Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows, Colleen Ballinger, David Dobrik, DeStorm Power, Emma Chamberlain, Guava Juice, James Charles, Lauren Giraldo, Michelle Khare, Shane Dawson, Tana Mongeau and Zane Hijazi

The same day, YouTuber James Charles[4] Tweeted their response (shown below, left). The tweet garnered 2,185 retweets and 39,000 likes in a day. Other YouTubers, like BlackNerd[5] also responded to their nominations gaining 85 retweets and 800 likes (shown below, right).


James Charles @jamescharles Ohhh my god we're nominated for YOUTUBER OF THE YEAR at the @shortyawards! this is all because of you guys... what an honor to be represented & also be nominated with some of my favorite creators as well! New Andre U Deluxe @BlackNerd So I got nominated for the #ShortyAwards for YouTuber of the Year. I honestly don't know why. This is not me being humble... I seriously don't know why LOL! But I thank you for the nomination and here's the link if you wish to vote! Thanks!

The Shorty Awards[3] Twitter account also announced the nominees in best meme and meme/parody Instagram account (shown below).


MEME AMERICAN CHOPPER ARGUMENT BY AGE 35 CHANGE MY MIND EXIT OFF RAMP GYM KARDASHIAN IN MY FEELINGS CHALLENGE IS THIS A PIGEON? KNICKERS THE STEER REALLY START DRESSI WHAT THE FLUFF CHALLENGE YANNY VS. LAUREL ZENDAYA IS MEECHEE BEST MEME/PARODYOVGUCE ACCOUNT OITSANIMATEOTEXT @KALESALAD @MENOTGIVINGAFUCK @NIHILIST ARBYS @PIXELATEDBOAT @RENAISSANCE MA SADTOPOGRAPHIES @SEINFELD2000 @TANK.SINATRA EENAGESTEPDAD @THESAMEPICTUREOFCHRISPRATT @UGLYDESIG

Voting to determine the finalists and winners opens January 28, 2019 and closes on February 21 at 11:59PM ET.[5]

2019 Winners

On May 5th, The 11th Annual Shorty Awards hosted by Kathy Griffin were streamed live on YouTube from New York City (shown below). The video gained over 100,000 views and 3,500 likes in a day.



Some notable winners include Shane Dawson for YouTuber of the Year, Ninja for Twitch Streamer of the Year, and Is this a Pigeon? for best meme.[7]

Search Interest

External References

[1] YouTube – 2009 Shorty Awards Announcement

[2] Dexerto – List of Nominees

[3] Twitter – Shorty Awards

[4] Twitter – James Charles

[5] Twitter – Black Nerd

[6] Shorty Awards – About

[7] Shorty Awards – Winners

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Walrus the Tree
Walrus the Tree

Surprised RTGame didn't get a nomination for breakout YouTuber, though my perception of his quick rise in popularity just as I was finding and binging his stuff might be exaggerated. He or his uptick in subscribers could still be relatively small compared to those other nominees.

Or, the complete lack of PewDiePie and inclusion of Will Smith could be a reliable sign of low quality for this.

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