Many UK-based YouTubers have made it to the final of the ninth annual Shorty Awards.
Determined by public votes and the judgement of the Real Time Academy of Short Film Arts and Sciences, the Shorty Awards seek to honour “the best of social media“, endorsing and recognising the most prominent online influencers each year. Originally only focusing on Twitter accounts, today the awards take on a far larger scope, recognising internet influencers from vloggers to filmmakers and musicians.
— Shorty Awards (@shortyawards) March 2, 2017
Dodie, who in the past year has released her first EP, launched her Vevo channel, and gained over three million views on her first music video, has been nominated for the Best YouTube Musican award. After initially being nominated alongside fellow UK-based musician Bry, Dodie remains as the last standing UK musician in the category.
Under the Tech & Innovation category, two Hannahs – Rutherford and Witton – are both nominated for awards. Hannah Rutherford has been put forward for the Gaming Award, being recognised for her work as part of the Yogcast Channel, while Hannah Witton is nominated for the Web Series Award for Girl on Girl with Hannah Witton.
— Hannah Rutherford (@lomadia) March 2, 2017
Louis Cole is also nominated for an award under the Tech & Innovation category, being selected as a finalist for the Vlogger of the Year award. He was recognised for, among other work, his innovative 360-degree videos.
Winners for the 2017 Shorty Awards will be announced on Sunday April 23 in New York City. The full list of finalists can be found here.
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