Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations on Twitter and social media. Nominations are chosen and made through Twitter and their official website. People from the Twitterverse are invited to nominate other Twitter users for what they are best at over the past year. Awards are based on the whole content of their Twitter timeline and not just by individual tweets alone. This February, the nominees for each category will be narrowed down to six. The winners will be determined by popular votes and by the members of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences.
For their third year, Shorty Awards nominees include the best of the showbiz industry to date. Nominated for Best Actor is The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder in 2nd place and Glee's Chris Colfer in 6th place. The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev is running for 2nd place for the Best Actress award while our local star, Angel Locsin is steady in 3rd place. For the Best Celebrity category, Justin Bieber is raising to the top in 2nd place while Singing Sensation Charice is far behind in 16th place. Best Music on Twitter nominees include the Jonas Brothers in second following One Direction in first place.
The awarding ceremony will be head in March in New York City. 140-character acceptance speeaches from the winners will be read during the event.
To see the full list of nominees, visit the Shorty Awards' official website.