Tweeters Rejoice: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cynthia Erivo Among Nominees for Best in Social Media

News   Tweeters Rejoice: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cynthia Erivo Among Nominees for Best in Social Media
 
Theatre folk are up for the annual Shorty Awards, honoring the best of social media.
Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Cynthia Erivo, Viola Davis and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among theatre folk nominated for the 9th annual Shorty Awards, honoring the best of social media.

The Shorty Awards recognize the people and organizations producing content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social web. The ceremony takes place in April in New York City and is live-streamed to a global audience.

Winners are selected by members of the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, which comprises luminaries from advertising, media, entertainment and the Internet.

The winners of the Shorty Awards, as chosen by The Academy, will be revealed at the ceremony at an April date to be announced in New York City.

A partial list of nominees in selected categories:

Actor
Aziz Ansari
John Boyega
Sam Clafin
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Samuel L. Jackson
Colton Haynes
Chris Hemsworth
Gaten Matarazzo
Kumail Nanjiani
Channing Tatum
Cole Sprouse
Ryan Reynolds

Actress
Kristen Bell
Cynthia Erivo
Viola Davis
Skai Jackson
Brie Larson
Shay Mitchell
Mandy Moore
Emily Osment
Issa Rae
Gina Rodriguez
Gabrielle Union
Allison Williams

Celebrity (Arts & Entertainment)
Cher
Lady Gaga
Chelsea Handler
Paris Hilton
Kate Hudson
Kylie Jenner
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Shaquille O'Neal
Oprah
Spencer Pratt
Joanne The Scammer
Chrissy Teigen

Music—Arts & Entertainment
The 1975
BTS
Chance The Rapper
Drake
Missy Elliott
Ariana Grande
Solange Knowles
Ingrid Michaelson
Mac Miller
Britney Spears
Tegan & Sara
Twenty One Pilots

YouTube Musician
Andrew Huang
Bry
Dodie Clark
Evynne Hollens
gunnarolla
Josh Levi
Meghan Tonjes
Rebecca Black
Rob Scallon
Tiffany Alvord
Todrick Hall
Trevor Moran

Click here for a full list of nominations.

Voting on the awards is open to anyone who registers on the Shorty Awards website.

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