Shorty Awards Nominees Include Adele, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer (Exclusive)

Adele, Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer
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Dwayne Johnson, Aziz Ansari, Cher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael B. Jordan, Caitlyn Jenner and J.K. Rowling are also among this year's nominees, which highlight Periscope users for the first time.

Nominees for the 8th annual Shorty Awards — highlighting the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and, for the first time, Periscope — are officially out, with Tom Hanks, Taraji P. Henson, Dwayne Johnson, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Cher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adele, Michael B. Jordan, Caitlyn Jenner and J.K. Rowling among this year's notables.

Additionally, the TV shows with noteworthy social content for the year include Empire, Game of Thrones, How To Get Away with Murder, Lip Sync Battle, Pretty Little Liars and The Late Late Show with James Corden, among others. Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo and Patricia Arquette are included in the activism category, and Chrissy Teigen, Drake, Donald Trump and David Bowie are the subjects of some of the GIF of the Year nominees.

Founded and produced by Sawhorse Media, the Shorty Awards will be held in April in New York City and will be available via live stream at ShortyAwards.com. Finalists in each category — recognizing content for sports, journalism, fashion, humor and more — are determined by rankings from The Real Time Academy (rtacademy.org), as well as votes from fans via social media. Users can vote once per day per influencer on the Shorty Awards website and share their vote on Twitter and Facebook through the site for an additional vote per social network, per day, per influencer, until voting closes on Feb. 18.

See below for the list of Shorty Awards finalists:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Actor

Ansel Elgort
Dwayne Johnson
Jared Leto
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Matt McGorry
Michael B Jordan
Nathan Fillion
Ryan Reynolds
Taye Diggs
Tom Hanks
Zac Efron

Actress

Amandla Stenberg
Cara Delevingne
Elizabeth Banks
Gabourey Sidibe
Kerry Washington
Maisie Williams
Olivia Wilde
Priyanka Chopra
Reese Witherspoon
Taraji P. Henson
Uzo Aduba
Zendaya

Celebrity

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Caitlyn Jenner
Chrissy Teigen
Jimmy Fallon
Kim Kardashian
Miss Piggy
RiFF RAFF
RuPaul
Ryan Seacrest
Snoop Dogg
Tavi Gevinson
Weird Al

Comedian

Aidy Bryant
Amy Schumer
Aparna Nancherla
Avery Monsen
Aziz Ansari
Cameron Esposito
Chelsea Peretti
John Oliver
Josh Gondelman
Kevin Hart
Nick Offerman
Nicole Byer

Dance

Amymarie Gaertner
Brian Puspos
Chloe Lukasiak
Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval
Keone and Mari
Maddie Ziegler
Mary Helen Bowers
Matt Steffanina
Misty Copeland
Roberto Bolle
sionemaraschino
Tricia Miranda

Musician

Adele
Alicia Keys
Best Coast
Diplo
Drake
Kanye West
Little Mix
Nicki Minaj
Pearl Jam
Pharrell Williams
Ryan Adams
St. Vincent

Singer

CHER
Demi Lovato
Ellie Goulding
FKA twigs
Josh Groban
Kacey Musgraves
Rihanna
Sara Bareilles
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift
Tori Kelly
Troye Sivan

TV Show

@midnight
Broad City
Empire
Game of Thrones
How To Get Away with Murder
Lip Sync Battle
Pretty Little Liars
Property Brothers
Saturday Night Live
Teen Wolf
The Bachelor
&The Bachelorette
The Late Late Show with James Corden

TEAM INTERNET

Snapchatter

Audrey Cakes
Branden Harvey
Danny Berk
David Infante
DJ Khaled
Harris Markowitz
Kylie Jenner
Real Dr. Miami
Salliasnap
Sara Hopkins
TristanTales
YesJulz

Vine Artist

Alex Draws
DannyBGo!
Evan Hilton
Gerald Andal
Kayla Christine
Lawrence Becker
Meagan Cignoli
molehill
Noah Kalina
Reno Shaw
yelldesign
Zach King

Vine Comedian

Aaron Doh
Ben Cahn
Christine Sydelko
Gabriel Gundacker
J. Cyrus
Jamie Costa
Justin J Russo
Matt Post
MeechOnMars
Mielmonster
Mikaela Long
pastatute

Vine Musician

80Fitz
Allie Sings
Amanda Joy Music
Leslie Wai
Marcus Perez
Marks Records
Michele Olivieri
Rachel Bobbit
Ruth B
Trench
Us The Duo
Will Gittens

Viner of the Year

Aaron Chewning
allicattt
Brandon Calvillo
Chris Melberger
Chrish
Cole LaBrant
Darius Benson
Elisabeth Jakovenko
JAY VERSACE
King Bach
Manon Mathews
Sunny Mabrey

Web Series

Braless with Laci Green
Cyanide & Happiness
Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey
Good Mythical Morning
Honest Trailers
Just Between Us
Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures
Snapper Hero
The Hotwives of Las Vegas
The Katering Show
Whine About It
You Do You

YouTube Comedian

Emma Blackery
Hartbeat
Jus Reign
Kingsley
Mamrie Hart
Megan Batoon
Mike Falzone
Miranda Sings
Roman Atwood
Ryan Higa
Taryn Southern
The Gabbie Show

YouTube Ensemble

Barely Productions
Dan Howell & Phil Lester
Dude Perfect
eleventhgorgeous
JacksGap
Prank vs Prank
SHAYTARDS
SUP3RFRUIT
The Fine Bros
The Gregory Brothers
The Piano Guys
The Slow Mo Guys

YouTube Guru

Amanda Steele
Andrea's Choice
Deepica Mutyala
Desi Perkins
Eva Gutowski
Gigi Gorgeous
Kandee Johnson
Manny Mua
Patrick Starr
Rachel Levin
Sprinkle of Glitter
Tanya Burr

YouTube Musician

Alessia Cara
Ally Hills
Andrew Huang
Boyce Avenue
Chester See
Flula
Josh Levi
Julia Nunes
Kurt Hugo Schneider
Lil Dicky
Lindsey Stirling
Todrick Hall

YouTuber of the Year

Anna Akana
Casey Neistat
Connor Franta
devinsupertramp
FouseyTube
GloZell
Ingrid Nilsen
Joey Graceffa
Lilly Singh
PewDiePie
Tyler Oakley
Zoella

Art

Adam J. Kurtz
Amyventures
Baron Von Fancy
Dabs & Myla
Elle Luna
Halno
Matija Erceg
Sasha Unisex
Seb Lester
Spencer Hibert
The Art Assignment
The Art of Plating

CREATIVE & DESIGN

Blogger

A Cup of Jo
Song of Style
Anthony Urbano
gabifresh
Green Wedding Shoes
One Dapper Street
Maxie McCoy
Meg Biram
Momma's Gone City
Nicolette Mason
Tommy Lei
Urban Bush Babes

DIY

A Beautiful Mess
Almost Makes Perfect
CrazyRussianHacker
I Like To Make Stuff
I Spy DIY
Joselyn Hughes
Mr. Kate
Oh Happy Day
P.S.- I made this…
Steve Ramsey
Studio DIY
Thread Banger

Fashion

Andrew Bevan
Beckerman Twins
Chiara Ferragni
Christian Siriano
Eva Chen
Karlie Kloss
Kendall Jenner
Linda Rodin
Rachel Antonoff
Ronnie Fieg
Sophia Amoruso
Tommy Ton

Instagrammer

Amanda Seyfried
Baddie Winkle
Claudia Oshry
JR
Looking For Heroes
Pari Ehsan
Passion Passport
Robert Jahns
Sophie Gamand
The Dogist
Usain Bolt
Yung Jake

NEWS & MEDIA

Animal

Beanz Hart
BigCatDerek
cat reviews
Doug the Pug
Everything Goat
JiffPom
Marnie the Dog
Marutaro the hedgehog
petstylistt
Remix the Dog
Tiny Hats on Cats
Trump Your Cat

Author

Andy Weir
Elizabeth Gilbert
Gary Shteyngart
J.K. Rowling
Joanne Harris
Jon Winokur
Paolo Coelho
Ryan O'Connell
Saeed Jones
Sarah Dessen
Simon Doonan
Sloane Crosley

Food

Angela Liddon
Clean Food Dirty City
Daniel Krieger
Donal Skehan
girleatworld
Hannah Hart
How To Cake It
The Infatuation
Samantha Lee
SORTEDfood
Tiger Tomato
Yotam Ottolenghi

Healthy Living

Cassey Ho
Dylan Werner
Fit Men Cook
Hannah Bronfman
Healthcare Triage
Jessamyn Stanley
Kati Morton
KymNonStop
Laura Sykora
Michele Promaulayko
Teresa Cutter
Will Arrufat

Journalist

Ben Lowy
Brian Stelter
Callie Schweitzer
Erin Griffith
Glenn Greenwald
Jenna Wortham
Kara Swisher
Katie Couric
Kim Hjelmgaard
Nicholas Kristof
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Yamiche Alcindor

Parenting

Allison Neiman
Aubrey McCoy
Dude To Dad
Eh Bee Family
Heather B. Armstrong
Honest Toddler
Josh Darnit
Joy Cho
Michele Borba
SACCONEJOLYs
The Unmumsy Mum
What’s Up MOMS

Parody Account

A satire of Instagram
Emo Kylo Ren
Bros Being Basic
Guy In Your MFA
Kanye Doing Things
lmao jack
Millennials of New York
NYT Without Context
Rick Grimes
Socality Barbie
Tina
tldrwikipedia

Sports

Abby Wambach
Andy Murray
Brodie Smith
Christina Kim
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Danica Patrick
Lebron James
Lindsey Vonn
Ronda Rousey
Serena Williams
Shaquille O'Neal
Stephen Curry

TECH & INNOVATION

Activism

Brandon Stanton
Clint Smith
Cornel West
Emma Watson
Gloria Steinem
Janet Mock
Jesse Williams
Jim Obergefell
Malala Yousafzai
Mark Ruffalo
Patricia Arquette
Seth Berkley

Education

Adam Grant
Annie Murphy Paul
Khan Academy
Crash Course
Epic Rap Battles of History
It's Okay To Be Smart
Lisa Guernsey
Numberphile
Reshma Saujani
Smarter Every Day
The Brain Scoop
Vi Hart

Gaming

Jordan Maron
Game Grumps
jacksepticeye
LDShadowLady
Markiplier
Missesmae
Rooster Teeth's Let's Play
Smosh Games
stampylonghead
The Game Theorists
VanossGaming
Yogscast

Periscoper

Africa Miranda
Amanda Oleander
Brian Fanzo
Dan Snow
Gary Vaynerchuk
Geoff Golberg
Katie Dunlop
Matthew Santoro
Mitch Oates
Ryan A Bell
Season & Snare
Tom Green

YouNower

Brittany J Smith
Emma McGann
Frank Gioia
Hailey Knox
Jelly and Day
Merrell Twins
Mr. Cashier
Nick Bean
RudanC
SnowMarite
TheDapperRapper
Tina Woods

Podcast

Another Round with Heben and Tracy
Black Girls Talking
Nerdist
Earbiscuits
Gilmore Guys
Men in Blazers
Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig
Planet Money
Reply All
Startup
Radiolab
WTF with Marc Maron

Science

AsapSCIENCE
Chris Hadfield
David Eagleman
I Fucking Love Science
In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt
Joanne Manaster
MinutePhysics
Paul Andersen
SciShow
Scott Kelly
Tested
Vsauce

Weird

Amy Sedaris
Baby's names
Bill Wurtz
Carrot Facts
Cole Hersch
How To Basic
Megan Amram
Samir Mezrahi
Simply Sylvio
Tig Notaro
Valium Village
wolf pupy

CONTENT OF THE YEAR

GIF of the Year

Chrissy Teigen's crying face
Dancing Drake plays tennis
David Bowie
Donald Trump reaction
Evolution of a desk
Game of Thrones Come At Me Bro
GIF summarizing the six Star Wars movies
Girl can lift
Golden retriever
Meryl Streep
Pizza Rat
Shakespearean tragedy

Instagram Photo

#interactivegrams
#lovewins
Be proud of yourself, and love yourself
Can you find me?
Emojis in the Wild
Happy May Day!
i bleed each month
kendalljenner
Peace for Paris
Point of View
Super Blood Moon - Timelapse.
What Do You Mean

Tumblr Blog

100 Things That Should Die
2 Kinds of People
Congrats, you have an all male panel!
Cinnaman Bun
Every Single Word
Photoshop Your Dreams
Ska Or Improv
Straight Outta Cooperstown
The Atlas of Beauty
The Daily Task
The Last Message Received
Will It Beard

Vine of the Year

Baby says hi to Adele
Drake plays tennis
Duck Army
I'm JOHN CENA
It's a avocado....fanks
Modern Day Aladdin
Parker Kit Hill
Prairie dog flawless
Ryan Gosling eats a bowl of cereal
Time
What are you waiting for
Why the fuck you lyin'

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