The sixth annual Shorty Awards ceremony took place last night in New York City, and is all about honoring the best people and companies on social media.
Hosted by comedian Natasha Leggero, awards were handed out to over 100 people spread across seven different categories.
Here are just a small sampling of those voted as the best by social media users:
-#Actor: Aaron Paul
-#Celebrity: Sir Ian McKellen
-#Comedian: Patton Oswalt
-#FakeAccount: Modern Seinfeld
-#Athlete: Billie Jean King
-#SportsTeam: Los Angeles Dodgers
-#Podcaster: This American Life
-#Science: Black Girls Code, Neil deGrasse Tyson
-#WebShow: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee by Jerry Seinfeld
-#Fashion: Man Repeller
-#Photography: David Guttenfelder
-#YouTubeStar: Kid Fury
-#Charity: Nature Conservancy
-#Government: NASA Goddard
The Shorty Awards also hand out “Industry” awards, and here were some notable winners:
-Best Fortune 500 Brand on Social Media: American Express
-Best Brand on Twitter: American Express
-Best Brand on Instagram: GoPro
-Best Brand on Pinterest: Whole Foods Market
-Best Brand on Snapchat: Wet Seal – ICED Media
-Best Brand on Vine: Oreo, GE, Mashable
-Best Brand on Tumblr: Doctor Who, BBC America
-Best Brand on YouTube: WWE
-Best Facebook Page: GoPro
-Best News Twitter Account: Al Jazeera America
-Best Social Good Campaign: #SFBatKid
To see the complete list of winners, you can visit The Shorty Awards website here.
Author: Mike Stenger
Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.