New York, NY: January 24, 2016: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been nominated at the 8th Annual Shorty Awards in the Actress category. Priyanka, who has nearly 31 million followers across various social media platforms, is nominated alongside actresses like Amandla Stenberg, Cara Delevingne, Elizabeth Banks, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Maisie Williams, Olivia Wilde, Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P. Henson, Uzo Aduba and Zendaya at the Shorty Awards under the Arts and Entertainment categories, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
A former beauty queen, Priyanka won the Favourite Actress in A New TV Series award at the 42nd People’s Choice Awards for her role in American TV thriller series Quantico earlier this month. The Shorty Awards honour the best of social media by recognising the influencers, brands and organisations on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and Periscope.
In the Actor category for the awards, Ansel Elgort, Dwayne Johnson, Jared Leto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt McGorry, Michael B Jordan, Nathan Fillion, Ryan Reynolds, Taye Diggs, Tom Hanks and Zac Efron have been nominated.
For the Celebrity category, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Caitlyn Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Fallon, Kim Kardashian, Miss Piggy, RiFF RAFF, RuPaul, Ryan Seacrest, Snoop Dogg, Tavi Gevinson and Weird Al have been lined up.
For Singer award, among the nominees are Adele, Alicia Keys, Diplo, Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Pearl Jam Pharrell Williams, Ryan Adams and St. Vincent for Musician award and Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, FKA twigs, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift.
Founded and produced by Sawhorse Media, the Shorty Awards will be held in April and will be available via live stream at ShortyAwards.com. Finalists in each category – recognising content for sports, journalism, fashion, humor and more – are determined by rankings from The Real Time Academy, as well as votes from fans via social media.