Friday, April 24, 2015

EVENT | 7th Annual Shorty Awards

I got to attend this year's Shorty Awards and it was unlike any other event I've ever been to. The Shorty Awards honors the best people and organizations on social media in a huge variety of categories, from best Viners and YouTube musicians to favorite bloggers and activists. It was so cool to be surrounded by so many fellow social media addicts, especially ones who I've been following for so long.

The show was hosted by SNL funny gal Rachel Dratch and featured lots of presenters, including Kevin Jonas, Tyler Oakley, Bella Thorne and even Bill Nye. Highlight of the night, Bill Nye dancing on stage.

Here are just a few of the night's big winners:
Comedian: Hannibal Buress
Journalist: Wesley Lowery
Snapchatter: Jerome Jarre
Teen Hero: Malala Fund
Vine Comedian presented by HBO's Silicon Valley: Brandon Bowen
Podcast: Serial
DIY: Bethany Mota
Vine Musician: Shawn Mendes
YouTube Comedian: Jenna Marbles
Emoji: Poop face
For full list of winners, click HERE.

At the end of the show, the entire audience got to go home with selfie sticks! Rachel Dratch was like the Shorty Awards version of Oprah. You get a selfie stick, you get a selfie stick!

Check out some of my pics from behind-the-scenes:

 Press/photo area

 Shorty Awards cupcakes by Baked By Melissa

 Winning emoji: Poop face

 Selfie with actress Bella Thorne

 Met my fave Master Chef Jr, Logan Guleff

Also, just for kicks, one of my fave Vines, from winner Brandon Bowen:

Until next year!

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

1 comment:

  1. This is the best live music nyc room in the city. The food they served was warm, fresh and tasty, and the panoramic window is a sight to behold on a clear day. Their main hall was similar to a club/lounge – however, it had more of an intimate feel.