Nick Cannon Asks for Bribes as He Joins the Real-Time Academy for the Shorty Awards

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Finalists and Shorty Vox Populi announced as newest juror Nick Cannon jokingly asks for bribes in a video message to nominees: http://youtu.be/CGhCj8ZAIIs.

On Monday, March 26th at 7:30pm, join the Shorty’s at the TimesCenter in NYC or tune in live at ShortyAwards.com to see who the best content producers on Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube, Quora and the rest of the social web are.

Nominations have closed with over 1.6 million tweet nominations, more than doubling last year’s reach. With such hot competition, it might be worth it to take Nick Cannon up on his offer. Nick, the founder of NCredible Entertainment and Chairman of TeenNick, just joined the Shorty Awards’ Real-Time Academy, the group that picks the winners of the Shorty Awards! The popular comic, actor, radio and TV host is starring in Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz on Comedy Central, is the host of NBC's America’s Got Talent, is a recurring character on NBC's Up All Night, and recently cameoed on an episode of NBC's 30 Rock.

Shorty Vox Populi:

New this year, the person or organization with the most nominations in a featured category is the recipient of the Shorty Vox Populi distinction. For a chance to win a Shorty Award, finalists from several of the featured categories have been chosen to be presented to the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences (http://rtacademy.org). The Academy will then select one from each chosen category to declare as a Shorty Award winner, complete with 140-character acceptance speeches.

What is the Real-Time Academy?

http://rtacademy.org

The Real-Time Academy of Short-Form Arts & Sciences, which includes Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales), Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley (@dens), Kurt Andersen (@KBAndersen), Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) and Nick Cannon (@NickCannon), ultimately decide the winners at the awards ceremony in NYC.

Who are the finalists and the Shorty Vox Populi?

#YouTubeStar (presented by @AETV's #BreakoutKings): Vox Populi: Paolo Feliciano @kimpoyfelician, Jamich @Ilovejamich, Peyton Sanders @TheRealPSanders, Julie Anne San Jose @MyJaps, Justin Bieber @JustinBieber, Curtis Paradis, @CurtisParadis

#Celebrity (presented by @BIO): Vox Populi: Kim jae joong @mjjeje, Justin Bieber @JustinBieber, Miley Ray Cyrus @MileyCyrus, JEDWARD @PlanetJedward, Selena Gomez @SelenaGomez, demetria lovato @DDLovato

#Weather (presented by @WeatherChannel): Vox Populi: Andy Gabrielson @FindTheTornado, AL Storm Spotters @alastormspotter, Brad Panovich WCNC @wxbrad, Nazaneen Ghaffar @SkyNewsNaz, Weddar @Weddar, Maurice Shamell @MoeWx

#LifeSavingHero (presented by @WeatherChannel): Vox Populi: Gidi_Traffic @Gidi_Traffic, Sophia Bush @SophiaBush, A Broader View - NGO @abroaderview, Scott Mills, @GraffitiBMXCop, Humanity Road @HumanityRoad, FDNY, @FDNY

#SocialFitness (presented by @HealthJoinIn): Vox Populi: Fitocracy, @Fitocracy, Christopher Brisley, @TakeaChallenge, JohnBasedow @JohnBasedow, Cassey Ho, @blogilates, Cellucor @Cellucor, Katrina & Karena @ToneItUp

#Apps (presented by @PepsiCo): Vox Populi: Missing e @theMissinge, Jasmine V App @JasmineVapp, ManageFlitter @ManageFlitter, Instagram @instagram, Twitter @twitter, SocialBro App @SocialBro

#Journalist (presented by @MuckRack): Vox Populi: West Wing Report @WestWingReport, Sarah Nadav @sarahnadav, Steve Silberman @stevesilberman, Andy Carvin @acarvin, Nicholas Kristof @NickKristof, Kim Segal CNN Miami @CNNkimsegal

#VideoBlogger: PrankvsPrank @Jessewelle, DJ TAY JAMES @DJTayJames, Marie Forleo @marieforleo, Fafa The Groundhog @FafaGroundhog, Mario @MarioGlove, Sam Pepper @sampepper

#TVShow: Vox Populi: Pretty Little Liars @ABCFpll, WWE @WWE, Attack of the Show @aots, The Glee Project @TheGleeProject, The Vampire Diaries @vampirediaries, Castle Show @Castle_ABC

#Humor: Vox Populi: Louis Tomlinson @Louis_Tomlinson, Christian Beadles @LittlecBeadles, Kingsley @kingsleyyy, Ryan Higa @TheRealRyanHiga, Marian Rivera @superstarmarian, Bri Robert Domingo @bridomingo

#Gaming: Vox Populi: Tom Syndicate @ProSyndicate, JJ Olatunji @KSIOlajidebt, The Sims 3 @TheSims3, Toby Turner @TobyTurner, Sean Plott, @day9tv, LReporta @LReporta

#Finance: Vox Populi: GS Elevator Gossip @GSElevator, Lucy P. Marcus @lucymarcus, xtremepicks @xtremepicks_com, Profit.ly @profitly, Slow Money @SlowMoney, atelieradvisors @atelieradvisors

#FakeAccount: Vox Populi: Tusk @TUSK_IV, The Fake ESPN @TheFakeESPN, The Doctor @ItsTheDoctor, Dilma Rousseff @dilmabr, The DM Reporter @DMReporter, Jim Moriarty @ItsJimMoriarty

#Director: Vox Populi: Alfredo Flores @AlfredoFlores, Dean Sherwood @Dean_Sherwood, Lewis Cater @lewiscater, KAT BROOKS @thekatbrooks, Daniel Duran @danielduran4, Ryan Butler @itsRyanButler

#Food: Vox Populi: Niall Horan @NiallOfficial, Mud Baron @Cocoxochitl, SORTED @sortedfood, Hannah Hart @harto, RebeccaSubbiah RD @chowandchatter, Epic Meal Time @EpicMealTime

#Charity: Vox Populi: PSU Dance Marathon @THON, Meg Styles @meg_styles, Echelon House @TheEchelonHouse, Random Acts @therandomactorg, SPCA Helper♥ @AmaniForSCPA, 501st Legion @501stLegion

#Band: Vox Populi: Jonas Brothers @JonasBrothers, One Direction @onedirection, mcfly @mcflymusic, 30secondstomars @30SECONDSTOMARS, the wanted @thewantedmusic, paramore @paramore

#Green: Vox Populi: ian somerhalder @iansomerhalder, Michael Q Todd @mqtodd, Jerry James Stone @jerryjamesstone, Lynn Hasselberger @LynnHasselbrgr, ABroaderView Charity @abroaderview, Stana Katic @Stana_Katic

#Actor: Vox Populi: kevin jonas @kevinjonas, ian somerhalder @iansomerhalder, Dwayne Johnson @TheRock, Misha Collins @mishacollins, Nathan Fillion @NathanFillion, Tom Felton @TomFelton

#Actress: Vox Populi: Selena Gomez @selenagomez, Rosmeri Marval @rosm18, Miley Ray Cyrus @MileyCyrus, Agnes Monica @agnezmo, Stana Katic @Stana_katic, Anahi @Anahi

#Fansite: Vox Populi: Sherlockology @Sherlockology, Girls' Generation @SMTown_SNSD, Justin Bieber Babes @belieberbabes, MileyCyrus.bz @MileyCyrusBz, MileyOnline.com @TeamMileyNY, Demi Lovato Brasil @demilovatobr

#Webshow: Vox Populi: Anthony Cumia @AnthonyCumia, Zack Ryder @ZackRyder, brian redban @redban, hippojuicefilm @hippojuicefilm, Awkward Black Girl @awkwardblkgrl, Divine: The Series @DivineTheSeries

#Science: Vox Populi: Virtual Astronomer @VirtualAstro, Reid Gower @ReidGower, Matt Parker @standupmaths, Awel Evans @Astro_Awel, Jenny ★ @astrojenny, Nature News&Comment @NatureNews

#Fashion: Vox Populi: Agnes Monica @agnezmo, Sarah Wright @SarahWrightTX, Ann Li @thisisAnnLi, StephenKGlickman @StephenGlickman, Melissa Stetten @MelissaStetten, Luke Reichle @RedCarpetLuke

#Photography: Vox Populi: Wyatt @wyattkostygan, Jared Leto, @jaredleto, Kirill @KirillWasHere, Adam Bouska @bouska, jaafar jackson @jaafarjjackson, JohnnyLace @JohnnyLace

#Government: Vox Populi: Rafael Correa @MashiRafael, Gov. Buddy Roemer @BuddyRoemer, Sunlight Foundation @SunFoundation, QPS Media Unit @QPSMedia, NASA @NASA, Centro de Operações @OperacoesRio

#Music: Vox Populi: demetria lovato @ddlovato, Miley Ray Cyrus @MileyCyrus, HENDRA @HENDRAMUSIC, Justin Bieber @justinbieber, Agnes Monica @agnezmo, deadmau5 @deadmau5

#Sportsteam: Vox Populi: Kol Knight Riders @KKRiders, New Orleans Saints @Saints, New England Patriots @Patriots, Sheffield Wednesday @swfc, MERCEDES AMG F1 @MercedesAMGF1, Liverpool FC @LFC

#Activism: Vox Populi: Anonymous @YourAnonNews, TwitCause @TwitCause, DewaKlasikAlexander @Dewa_Klasik, AnonOps @anonops, #OCCUPYWALLSTREET @OccupyWallStNYC, Sea Shepherd @SeaShepherd

#Comedian: Vox Populi: Alex Constancio @AlexConstancio7, Smosh @smosh, Jim Norton @JimNorton, Matt Walker @funnymatt, Perver Beliebers ♔ @iimaginaperver, Christian Beadles @LittlecBeadlers

#Travel: Vox Populi: Charles Trippy @CharlesTrippy, G Adventures @gAdventures, Insider Perks @InsiderPerks, Hjortur Smarason @hjortur, Sassy Stew @sassystewrants, Citi Pond @CitiPondNYC

Can I come?

Yes! Tickets are available at shorty4.eventbrite.com.

Stay tuned for more finalists to be announced next week!

About The Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media by recognizing people and organizations who produce short-form, real-time content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web. Every year millions of people come to the Shorty Awards website to tweet their nominations and root for their favorite social media content creators, culminating in an awards ceremony that recognizes the winners in dozens of featured categories, as well as thousands of crowd-sourced ones. For the second time, the Shorty Awards will also honor the industry's best agencies, brands and social media professionals.
http://shortyawards.com

About The Real-Time Academy of Short-Form Arts & Sciences

The Academy exists to discover the best and most innovative uses of real-time media. As a jury comprised of leaders in technology, journalism, business and culture, the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences plays a vital role in choosing the winners of the Shorty Awards.

http://rtacademy.org

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