Malala Yousafzai and Priyanka Chopra are no strangers to awards, one being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the actor having won several awards for her acting, including the recent People’s Choice Award.
Now the two ladies have been nominated for awards at the 8th Annual Shorty Awards — Malala in the Activism category (Tech & Innovation) and Priyanka in the Actress category (Arts & Entertainment).
Malala is competing against Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo, Brandon Stanton of HONY fame, Gloria Steinem, Seth Berkley, Jesse Williams, Patricia Arquette, Cornel West, Jim Obergefell, Clint Smith, and Janet Mock for the award.
According to the official website, ‘these people stand up for what they believe in, cause a movement… Whether they use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or other social means to help generate awareness of their cause, start a revolution, or inspire others to do the same, they might just win this Shorty.’
Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra — who has nearly 31 million followers across various social media platforms — is up against Amandla Stenberg, Cara Delevingne, Elizabeth Banks, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Maisie Williams, Olivia Wilde, Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P Henson, Uzo Aduba and Zenday for the Actress award.
The former Miss World won Favourite Actress in A New TV Series Award earlier this month at the 42nd People’s Choice Awards for her role in American TV thriller series Quantico.
The Shorty Awards honour the best of social media by recognising influencers, brands and organisations on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Periscope.
A fan favourite, DJ Khaled has been nominated for Snapchatter of the Year after his Snapchat stories became wildly popular and entertaining as well as motivating. One of his many competitors in the category is Kylie Jenner.
Founded and produced by Sawhorse Media, the 8th Annual Shorty Awards ceremony will be held April 2016 in NYC and will be streamed live internationally at ShortyAwards.com.
Finalists in each category – recognising content for sports, journalism, fashion, humour and more – are determined by rankings from The Real Time Academy, as well as votes from fans via social media.
Check out nominees in all the categories here and vote for your favourites now.