"Hollywood has the Oscars. Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the... Shorty Awards" — The New York Times
The Shorty Awards honor the best producers of short content on Twitter. Award winners were recognized in 26 official categories and over 1,000 user generated categories for 2008. The first award ceremony took place on February 11, 2008. The event was hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, and special guests MC Hammer and Gary Vaynerchuk — plus a video appearance by Shaquille O'Neal.
Who's behind the awards?
The Shorty Awards are a Sawhorse Media production. The folks behind the shorties are:
Founder / Code Master of Disaster
Founder / Sawhorse Media CEO
Founder / Sawhorse Media COO