Past winners consist of Taylor Swift, Tyler Oakley, Casey Neistat, Hannibal Buress, Malala Yousafzai, Jenna Marbles, J.K. Rowling, Adele, and DJ Khaled.
The Shorty Awards winners will be commemorated at a rite in New York City on Sunday, May 5. The area has no longer been revealed.
Winners are chosen thru a mixture of votes from the public on the shortyawards.Com website and rankings given via the Real-Time Academy, a coalition of social media industries in a generation, journalism, commercial enterprise and culture. The Academy is responsible for shaping the criteria and regulations of the Shorty Awards and for choosing winners and honorees.
Gregory Galant, Shorty Awards co-founder and MuckRack CEO, said this year’s nominees have “proven how social media and the Internet may be used in an inspiring manner. The advent of the “Innovator of the Year” class this year means we will honour administrators, manufacturers, marketers, and multi-faceted creatives who are doing magnificent work across many mediums, while rapidly pushing society forward thru their paintings.”