9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Muser of the Year

Musical.ly is the new kid on the block, an app where users can post videos of themselves dancing and lip-syncing along to their favorite songs—and it’s insanely popular. Millions and millions of musers show off their skills every day, but our nominees are the ones generating the biggest buzz.
AlliCattt
Alli Fitz is the aspiring actress who first rose to fame on Vine, amassing an incredible 5M followers and well over 3 billion loops. Now she’s repeating that feat on musical.ly, already gaining 2M+ fan...
Ariana Renee
16-year-old musical.ly phenom Ariana Renee is conquering the social media platform one rap song at a time. Deftly lip syncing to everything from Lil Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot” to Meek Mill’s “R.I.C.O” and...
Ashley Santangelo
Ashley Santangelo doesn’t just lip sync, like a lot of other musers do—she creates unique stop-motion music videos starring herself and the world she creates around her using cut paper and paint (often...
Baby Ariel
Let’s just get this out of the way: Ariel Martin, better known to her social media fans as @babyariel, is the most followed person on musical.ly, with well over 16M fans. As you can imagine, that kind ...
Dani and Deven (Perkins Sisters)
Daniella and Devenity Perkins are dancing and lip syncing sisters who have taken musical.ly by storm. The @perkinssisters collaborate on videos where they choreograph steps to match their chosen songs,...
Gangsta Grandma
A retired librarian who boasts that she’s “87 years young,” Gangsta Grandma is a star muser, with her hilarious lip syncs of rap tunes helping her to rack up nearly 2M fans and over 34M hearts. She lik...
Jacob Sartorius
Move over, Justin Bieber—muser Jacob Sartorius might just be the next big teen heartthrob. His boyish good looks, floppy hair, and dead-on #LipSync videos have turned him into a musical.ly phenomenon, ...
Lauren Godwin
Muser Lauren Godwin is many things, or should we say she transforms herself into many different people with her outrageous outfits and wild wigs, getting deep into comedic characters while she lip sync...
Lisa and Lena
Twin sisters from Stuttgart, Germany, Lisa and Lena always seem to be smiling. At just 14 years old each, they have good reason to be so happy. After only beginning to post on musical.ly in December of...
Loren Gray
American beauty & Musical.ly star, Loren Gray, was born on April 19th 2002 in Landsdale, Pennsylvania. The younger of two siblings, she was always into athletics, cheered for the local sports team and ...
Mackenzie Davis
Not to be confused with the star of Halt and Catch Fire, Mackenzie Davis, who goes by @raddestredhead on musical.ly, is more than just a lip syncer with strawberry blonde locks. She is a 14-year-old da...
Max and Harvey
You know you have a special connection when you start harmonizing together on songs at the age of five. Oh, and you’re identical twins. That’s how deep the bond is between 14-year-old British brothers ...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.