Shorty Awards Now Accepting Nominations for the Best in Social Media

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

There were a lot of greats on social media this past year. There was P. Diddy's cameo on Downton Abbey, My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter on Pinterest, Broken People's PSA on Bitchy Resting Face, and pretty much everything that George Takei posted on Facebook.

See also: Miserable Men of Instagram Shows the Sad Side of Shopping

Now it's time to honor those special social media users who helps us waste countless hours on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, and Foursquare with the sixth annual Shorty Awards.

The shorties will be livestreamed from New York on April 7, which gives worldwide webbers plenty of time to nominate their favorite person for any one of the 117 categories and counting. We say "and counting," because in addition to the official categories listed on the Shorty Awards website, anyone can easily create their own community category by tweeting a nomination and attaching a new hashtag.

Finalists are decided based on the number of social media nominations, and then ultimately handed over to the Academy for final consideration.

Not sure who to vote for? Here's a list of some of our favorite Tumblrs throughout the past year to get you started:

Sad Etsy Boyfriend Tumblr Is DIY Humiliation Terrible Real Estate Tumblr is Hilarious and Horrifying Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls Tumblr Is for Sex Kittens Bad Engagement Tumblr Is Save-the-Date Photography at its Saddest Critique My Dick Pick is a Tumblr That Does Just That (NSFW) Drake-ing Bad Tumblr: Drizzy Does Breaking Bad Selfies at Serious Places is the Best/Worst Tumblr Ever Bookshelfies Are Selfies for Lit Snobs Mannequin Depressed Depicts the "Struggles of Being Beautiful and Inanimate" Super Magritte: Nintendo Meets Surrealist Art Benjamemes Makes Memes Into Fine Art The Richard Balzer Collection Is a Halloween GIF-or-Treat Perez Hamilton Delivers History Through The Grapevine LOL My Thesis Will Distract You from Writing Your Thesis Jay-Z's 99 Problems Are Now Works of Art

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.