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Maybe the 2017 Oscars were a cautionary tale. Ahead of the 9th Annual Shorty Awards, the team behind Shorty decided to announce over a dozen big winners ahead of time before Sunday’s award ceremony.

“The growth of the Shorty Awards is a sign of how vibrant the internet is for talented creatives, and a reminder of how important their work is,” said Gregory Galant, co-founder of The Shorty Awards and Muck Rack CEO. “The Shorty Awards has doubled in popularity this year. These winners were chosen by over 5 million votes and the Real-Time Academy.”

Though the Shorty Awards focus primarily on new and online media, that can get more mainstream than you’d think. The year’s Best Actor winner was Stranger Things‘ Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), with awards for Best Webseries and Best YouTube Comedian going to known commodities Tyler Oakley and Thomas Sanders.

At the intersection of pop culture and social media was Best Celebrity and general social media queen Chrissy Teigen, while Best in Sports went to Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

“Social media’s growth is fueled by talented creators who surprise us daily with bold content, yet often we focus on shiny new technology and forget about the people spending thousands of hours to use it well.

See the full advance list of winners below:

Best ActorGaten Matarazzo

Best in ArtTimmy Ham

Breakout YouTuberJames Charles

Best CelebrityChrissy Teigen

Best in Dance1Million Dance Studio

Best in GamingMarkiplier

GIF of the Year presented by WatchableMr. Peanut’s Dab

Best in Health & WellnessDana Falsetti

Instagram of the YearSame but Different

Best LGBTQ+ YouTube ChannelShannon Beveridge

Best in LifestyleKyle Krieger

Muser of the YearLisa and Lena

Best in MusicBTS

Periscoper of the YearDarius Arya

Best PodcastAnna Faris is Unqualified

Best in SportsSimone Biles

Tumblr Blog of the Year presented by WatchableThe Blackout

Twitch Streamer of the YearBob Ross

Vine of the YearThe Laughing Fox

Vlogger of the YearDavid Dobrik

Best Web Series presented by WatchableThe Tyler Oakley Show

Best in WeirdHydraulic Press Channel

Best YouTube ComedianThomas Sanders

Best YouTube EnsembleJenna & Julien

The rest of the winners will be announced on April 23 and streamed online.

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