Here Is EVERY SINGLE YouTube Nomination In The Shorty Awards

20 January 2016, 11:38 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:13

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

One of the biggest Internet award shows is on it's way!!

It's that amazing time of the year in which Award ceremonies seem to be busting out of every orifice. But it's not the Oscar's we're excited about... nor the BAFTA's... and definitely not the Grammy's.


We've saved you the difficult job of hunting down all your favourite YouTubers in each and every category with this perfect lil round-up - just click here to vote for your faves!


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This category is FIRE. As soon as we think we've picked a clear winner, we remember that 'Shakespearean tragedy' exists and we get confused all over again!



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As a relatively new social media platform, Periscope took off big time this year! There's so many new faces to pick in this category, and whilst we're only slightly bitter that the Drummand Puddle Watch got snubbed, we think our YouTube fave Matthew Santoro should take home gold!


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Oh my gosh how many hours have we lost just to listen to incredible Podcasts?! I know for a fact I have been addicted to Grace Helbig's flawless podcast 'Not Too Deep' for the entirety of 2015, but a special shoutout goes to 'Ear Biscuits' and the unstoppable duo of Rhett and Link!


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This category is totally dominated by Viners (which is a separate round-up entirely!!), but our most favourite, bestest, weirdest YouTube channel has thankfully been recognised - How To Basic! Check out our introduction to the greatest channel ever created.


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Jesus Christ, this category is freaking DOMINATED by YouTubers! You've got Jordan, Jack, Mark... oh wait no they literally are ALL YouTubers. Good luck voting in this one guys! We don't even know where to start with this one.


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Big shout outs here to some of the most inspiring educational content on the interwebs - Epic Rap Battles of History and Smarter Every Day! And you know these people are damn smart, because in their free time they're interviewing the President of the United States. Oh, we suppose John and Hank's Crash Course is pretty good to...


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More incredible parents here including some Vine dad's we recently sent a lot of love towards! However, YouTube faves and all round good eggs the Saccone-Joly's got nominated for a parenting award! We totally think they deserve this.


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More prominent YouTubers sweeping up the nominations in categories out of the #TeamInternet branding as Hannah Hart and SORTEDFood get recognised for their contributions to food! However, How To Cake It has got us super hyped to go get some baked goodness at lunch time...


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We know straight off the bat who's going to win this category and we feel sorry for anyone who hasn't seen the greatest dog in all existence... Beanz Hart, the baby of much loved YouTuber Mamrie Hart! Just look at this freaking tongue!!


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BIG CATEGORY TIME. Honestly, we want to vote for every single nominee in this category, but we obviously would as we're big time YouTube fangirls. Every single nomination is fully deserved and we're too excited to find out who you all vote for!


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These categories just keep getting more and more difficult to predict!! Andrew Huang's experimental take on music is so inspiring; Chester See knows how to absolutely slay a vocal performance; Lindsey Stirling is the boss at making the violin her b***h; and Flula Borg is FLULA FREAKING BORG. Someone help us decide here!!


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Oh my gosh we though Musicians were tough to call but this category is something else entirely! Sorry guys, we want them all to win. Special shoutout to Gigi Gorgeous though for becoming an actual icon this year and representing a side of YouTube we all need to be more conscious of.


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Right, Dan and Phil are in this category so we have a small idea who might win... But if they don't manage to steal the award thanks to their LEGIONS of Phan's, we'd love to see the hardworking duo's of Fine Bros and Slow Mo Guys take home the prize! Btw, where the Sam heck are Rhett and Link?!


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Hartbeat deserves to win every single award every single year for her spectacular Watermelon video, but then again Miranda Sings and Mamrie Hart are incredibly strong contenders for the gold. This category is anyones game!


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We watch YouTube all day everyday, amirite? So for us, the winner of this category simply HAS to be the colossal efforts of PJ and Jim Henson for their unfairly creative and cameo-stuffed series Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures. If you exist on YouTube, then you were in this perfect show, and you ALL deserve the win!


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And lastly, the most important category comes down to Music. Sure, we can see the big hitters of T-Swizzle and demi-God CHER, but we can't get over our sheer excitement that Troye Sivan is in the same category as them all! COME THROUGH TROYE!


Here are some VERY important clicks for y'all if you want to know more:

  • If you want to know all about the other Viner's that got nominated, we got you covered with another round-up from Unicorn pro, Benedict!
  • If you want to start the voting process already and make sure your fave wins ALL the awards, go to the official Shorty website and cast your thoughts!