The year's best producers of short* humor content

*140 characters or less, on Twitter

The Shorty Awards honors the year's best content producers on Twitter.

The first annual Shorty Awards Ceremony was held on February 11, 2009. Read what the press had to say about it and watch video from the night. Get news about next year's awards and who to follow on Twitter by joining the email list, subscribing to the blog, or following @ShortyNews on Twitter.

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Shorty Awards Humor Winners and Finalists

There were 5 finalists in this category.

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Top nominees in humor

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TheOnion

@TheOnion

I nominate @TheOnion for a Shorty Award in #humor because...in these times we all need a really good laugh, right?

I nominate @TheOnion for a Shorty Award in #humor because i am twitter's arbitrator of humor and i deem it funny.

I nominate @TheOnion for a Shorty Award in #humor because they come up with the funniest stories!

77

JuliaAllison

@JuliaAllison

I nominate @JuliaAllison for a Shorty Award in #life because she doesn't want to miss a minute of it. Not a single minute.

I nominate @JuliaAllison for a Shorty Award in #personal because she is unapologetically herself.

I nominate @JuliaAllison for a Shorty Award in #entertainment because her stuff helps take a break from my own life

78

perrybelcher

@perrybelcher

I nominate @perrybelcher for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because he's an animal... so much so, FB couldn't handle him ;-)

I nominate @perrybelcher for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because he is friendly and has good information.

I nominate @perrybelcher for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because he's the coolest guy on Twitter & a Social Marketing Guru

79

doc_rob

@doc_rob

I nominate @doc_rob for a Shorty Award in #humor because he can find humor in places I never thought to look. (You go, doc!)

I nominate @doc_rob for a Shorty Award in #humor because no one else does the PCP-EMR-blogging-llama-goat-monkey mix better :)

I nominate @doc_rob for a Shorty Award in #humor because... :o)

80

jillhanner

@jillhanner

I nominate @jillhanner for a Shorty Award in #humor because she doesn't have far to go to get her award, and she is funny

I nominate @jillhanner for a Shorty Award in #humor because she tickles my funny bone 8-)

I nominate @jillhanner for a Shorty Award in #humor because...she is the funniest girl on twitter.

81

THE_REAL_SHAQ

@THE_REAL_SHAQ

I vote for @THE_REAL_SHAQ in the Shorty Awards Finals for #sports because he is the Big Twitt and is very quotatious!

@shortyawards #humor @THE_REAL_SHAQ -- shacula? hillarious!

@shortyawards recommend @THE_REAL_SHAQ in the Shorty Award category #sports because he is by far the most SHAQulous of anyone in sports.

82

TranquilMammoth

@TranquilMammoth

I vote for @TranquilMammoth in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because... he is the best bass player that ever bassed.

I vote for @TranquilMammoth in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because he runs fast.

I vote for @TranquilMammoth in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because he's legit.

83

james_gunn

@james_gunn

I nominate @james_gunn for a Shorty Award in #entertainment because I do care when he's drinking coffee. :)

I nominate @james_gunn in category #humor because cantankerous is funny.

I nominate @james_gunn for a Shorty Award in #entertainment because...he entertains the $h!t out of me!

84

rstevens

@rstevens

I nominate @rstevens for a Shorty Award in #humor because of the sheer unpredictable awesome bizarreness of his every tweet.

I nominate @rstevens for a Shorty Award in #webcomics because... Diesel Sweeties is my hero

I nominate @rstevens in #humour because he's as mad as a cat on a roomba

85

dooce

@dooce

I nominate @dooce for a Shorty Award in #humor because she rocks!

I nominate @dooce for a Shorty Award in #humor because she continually cracks me up.

I nominate @dooce for a Shorty Award in #humor because...she kicks major polygamist buttock.

86

sloganeerist

@sloganeerist

@shortyawards We, too, nominate the sick genius @sloganeerist for a #humor shorty.

I nominate @sloganeerist for a #humor shorty award because he's sick genius.

I nominate @sloganeerist for a Shorty Award in #humor because s/he makes me laugh out loud fairly regularly.

87

texburgher

@texburgher

I nominate @texburgher for a Shorty Award in #humor because favrd seems to think he's hilarious. And I am a lawyer.

I nominate @texburgher for a Shorty Award in #humor because I'm no naysayer. Also, he's funny.

I nominate @texburgher for a Shorty Award in #humor because...of his huge vocab and constant witty banter.

88

caltort

@caltort

I vote for @caltort in the Shorty Awards Finals for #food because they make it so I only need to walk a block to get a bur ...

I vote for @caltort in the Shorty Awards Finals for #food because food is great and so are they!

I vote for @caltort in the Shorty Awards Finals for #food because...its always my first stop after the bus.

89

ijustine

@ijustine

I vote for @ijustine in the Shorty Awards Finals for #socialmedia because...she is great with youtube and twitter, and geeky!

I nominate @ijustine for a Shorty Award in #socialmedia because she is the internet.

I nominate @ijustine in category #socialmedia and #tech ...she's an amazing geek who uses Twitter and Youtube like nobody else

90

skydiver

@skydiver

I recommend @skydiver in the Shorty Award category #business because his HARO rocks!

I nominate @skydiver for a Shorty Award in #news because HARO is changing the news and PR worlds.

I nominate @skydiver for a Shorty Award in #business - HARO has been a game changer for ordinary folks wanting PR

91

bradmantv

@bradmantv

I nominate @bradmantv for a Shorty Award in #humor because I've met the man personally and he is a funny, funny guy.

I nominate @bradmantv for a Shorty Award in #egocentric because he is one, and he is still awesome

I nominate @bradmantv for a Shorty Award in #egocentric because he should win =)

92

adbert

@adbert

I vote for @adbert in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because...his knowledge, ability and flair is unsurpassed

I vote for @adbert in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music cause this guy never found a song he won't play, just like the bunny

I vote for @adbert in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because...his tweets are the best!

93

monicahamburg

@monicahamburg

I nominate @monicahamburg for a Shorty Award in #humor because you make me laugh so hard I nearly pee my pants.

@shortyawards #humor @monicahamburg. Monica is an hilarious storyteller who supplements her web scouring with her own hysterical anecdotes.

I nominate @monicahamburg for a Shorty Award in #humor because she eschews TV as a source of idiocy but always makes me laugh

94

Mia

@Mia

I nominate @Mia and @sh3n3rd for an award in #requestingtwitterstonominatethemforawards.

I nominate @Mia for a Shorty Award in #evil because... she rocks ;o)

I nominate @Mia for a Shorty Award in #evil because...Grrrr She is so evil!!

95

michaelBay

@michaelBay

I nominate @michaelBay for a Shorty Award in #humor because real Michael is pissed.

I nominate @michaelBay for a Shorty Award in #douche because he ruined transformers.

I nominate @michaelBay for a Shorty Award in #humor because Shia in footie pajamas cracks me up! And explosions!

96

prcog

@prcog

I nominate @prcog for a Shorty Award in #humor because his tweets abt PR are funny but true.

I nominate @prcog for a Shorty Award in #humor because... we PR peeps need more snarky on a daily basis.

I nominate @prcog for a Shorty Award in #humor: Their tweets say briefly, soberly, what many in PR have often wanted to shout.

97

DjFlush

@DjFlush

i nominate djflush - tweet @shortyawards with a @DjFlush and a #humor

I nominate @DjFlush for a Shorty Award in #tech because he is the Pakistani guru of technology

I nominate @DjFlush for a Shorty Award in #humor because...i think he IS funny ;)

98

apelad

@apelad

I nominate @apelad for a Shorty Award in #humor because his tweets are always weird and wonderful. Oh, and very funny.

@apelad Just tweet: @shortyawards I nominate @FLWBooks in #entertainment because XXX (Make sure to replace the XXX with a reason)

I nominate @apelad for a Shorty Award in #humor because of posts like this: http://twitter.com/apelad/status/986536157

99

loveheylola

@loveheylola

I nominate @loveheylola in #douchelord because there can be only one. and she is. the one.

Another shoutout for @loveheylola for one more nomination! If you're doing shortyawards, nominate her in #douchelord. Yes, I'm serious. :P

@shortyawards #douchelord @loveheylola should winnnnnnn! oh yes. cuz she's awesome. thats why.

100

lileks

@lileks

I nominate @lileks for a Shorty Award in regrettable #food

I nominate @lileks for a Shorty in the #humor category. 140 characters can barely contain his humor, but it consistently does.

I nominate @lileks for a Shorty Award in #humor because... no one celebrates life's minutiae with such passion and dedication.

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