Host: The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi (@aasif_mandvi)!
Award presenters: Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Jim Gaffigan, CNN anchor Ali Velshi, Stephen Wallem and Miss USA
Live performance by: Amanda Palmer
In attandance: Newark mayor and past Shorty winner Cory Booker, Foursquare CEO and cofounder Dennis Crowley, NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock, Tanisha Thomas from Oxygen's Bad Girls Club, comedian Sara Benincasa and Nadia G. from Bitchin Kitchin
Shorty Night is back! Hailed as the "Oscars of Twitter" by The New York Times, the Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations producing short-form, real-time social media content. New categories include the top Tumblr microblog and Foursquare Mayor of the Year.
Previous Shorty Awards ceremonies welcomed MC Hammer, Gary Vaynerchuk, Cory Booker, Sesame Street's Grover, Ted Leo, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen Fry, Suze Orman, Rachel Maddow and William Shatner to the stage and via video.
Finalists and fans fly in from around the world to attend. Here's what happened at last year's Shorty Night.
Get ready for an awards ceremony unlike any other.
Be sure you also register for the Shorty Awards Afterparty!
The Third Annual Shorty Awards will be held at the TheTimesCenter in The New York Times Tower, located in the Times Square area of Manhattan.
The live awards ceremony will take place in the theater, where there are a limited number of seats. Cocktail-only ticket holders can watch a live stream of the event on screens in TheHall. After the ceremony, finalists, winners, and theater attendees will gather in TheHall for cocktails.
All tickets include open bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Early bird tickets are available until February 18. After that, theater tickets will be $105, and cocktail-only will be $65. Ticket refunds are not available after March 21.
Seating is limited so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible!
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