The best social media users will get a lot more than a retweet on Monday night when the 7th annual Shorty Awards honor the people and organizations that are producing some of the best social content on the Web.
The Shorty Awards event will be held live at the New York Times Center in Manhattan, but fans around the world can tune in at the Shorty Awards website to watch the show. The ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT, but viewers may want to tune in at 5:30 p.m. to see celebrities walk the red carpet.
Shorty Awards presenters include rapper Wyclef Jean, “Scream” actress Bella Thorne, singer-app developer Kevin Jonas, YouTube personality Tyler Oakley, Bill Nye, “Walking Dead” actress Emily Kinney, “Nashville” actress Laura Benanti, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, Vine personality Thomas Sanders and more. Comedian Rachel Dratch will host the ceremony, and Panic! At the Disco lead singer Brendon Urie will perform.
The nominations for the 2015 Shorty Awards were submitted by fans via Twitter. Users had to tweet their nominations along with a creative explanation for their selections. Fans determine the finalists in each category, and the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Science chooses the winners. Academy members include a wide range of people, from Apple co-founder Steve “The Woz” Wozniak to actress Alyssa Milano to YouTube vloggers The Fine Bros.
Those who cannot livestream the event can look at the Shorty Awards Twitter account, where there will be, of course, live tweeting of the event. Keep up with International Business Times reporter Megan Schaefer at @ItsMegSchaefer to see her red carpet coverage.