The 3rd Annual Shorty Awards

by guestofaguest · March 29, 2011

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    Monday night the third annual Shorty Awards took place at The Times Center. The event honors Twitter users' entire content rather than an individual tweet and featured presenters like Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry Stiller, and Jim Gaffigan.  The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi played host while Miss USA and Miss Teen USA made stage appearances. Conan O’Brien, Mayor Cory Booker, Neil Patrick Harris and the Jonas Brothers were amongst the winners. After, everyone head to Tribeca Grand to party.

    [Miss USA and Miss Teen USA]

    There was a lot of excitement over various presenters and nominees.

    The Young Turks tweeted, "Just met The Real Miss USA and The Real Miss Teen USA...the real reason to go to the Shorty awards."

    Shawn S of @TreatWomenRight said of Mayor Cory Booker, "The 1st Youngest African American Male to get Accepted to A event at the New York Time Center."

    He followed up with, "Lmao Tanisha from the bad girls club just called me sexy I tried not to laugh lol."

    @TheTrevorProject congratulated Neil Patrick Harris for winning in the Actor category, tweeting "you deserved it!"

    [Amanda Palmer]

    The most tweeted about person of the night, Amanda Palmer, performed a showstopping song of "best worst tweets" with her ukulele. She tweeted: "I would have pulled a kanye on @jonasbrothers but they didn't show. :("

    [Cory Booker]

    [Jim Gaffigan]

    In a response to a tweet pointing out that it was ironic someone 6'2" was receiving a Shorty Award, Cory Booker replied: "Lol, I'm 6'3" but Shorty is huge & I'm honored."

    [Dennis Crowley]