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:
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Samuel L. Jackson
Celebrity (Arts & Entertainment)
Joanne The Scammer
Music—Arts & Entertainment
Chance The Rapper
Tegan & Sara
Twenty One Pilots
Voting on the awards is open to anyone who registers on the Shorty Awards website.