A Short History of the Shorty Awards

Second Annual Shorty Awards

The second annual Shorty Awards ceremony took place at the New York Times Center on March 3, 2010. An audience of over 1,000,000 visited ShortyAwards.com and 100,000 watched the ceremony via Livestream and YouTube.

Winners and special guests included Cory Booker, William Shatner, Sesame Street's Grover, Ted Leo and Stephen Fry. Watch the full ceremony and video highlights from the event on our blog. The Second Annual Shorty Awards website is archived here.

First Annual Shorty Awards

The first annual Shorty Awards ceremony took place on February 11, 2009 in Brooklyn. CNN anchor Rick Sanchez hosted the event with special guests MC Hammer and Gary Vaynerchuk. Winners flew in from around the world and Shaquille O'Neal made a virtual appearance. Read more about the star-studded event and watch video from the ceremony. The First Annual Shorty Awards website is archived online here.