This year's Shorty Awards is going to be the best one yet

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The Shorty Awards Honor Social Media Finalists

Our society loves our entertainment -- so much so that we love to honor the most accomplished and impressive artists with awards for their work. We have the Oscars for movies, the Emmys for television, the Grammys for music, and the Tonys for Broadway shows. But in our modern technological era, there are platforms that go beyond the television and the stage -- past the television and the stage and right into your mobile device, actually.

That's right, we're talking about the Internet! And that's what the Shorty Awards are for.

Whether you watch inspirational fitness videos on Facebook, makeup tutorials on YouTube, hilarious short-form comedy videos on Vine, or you simply drool over food porn on Instagram, you're probably a participant in what helps make social media artists go so viral. And this coming Monday, April 11th, the 8th annual Shorty Awards will take that into consideration when some of the most influential social media stars get to take home the sought-after glass statuette that's probably the only thing more exciting than the 'verified' check on their accounts.

Check out some highlights from the 2015 Shorty Awards:

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This year's Shorty Awards is going to be the best one yet
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Rachel Dratch and Emoji onstage during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Katie Meyler accepts a Shorty Award during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Bella Thorne poses with a Shorty Award during The 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Bill Nye (L) and astronaut Mike Massamino attend the 2015 Shorty Awards at TheTimesCenter on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Tori Sterling attends the 2015 Shorty Awards at TheTimesCenter on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Logan Guleff attends the 2015 Shorty Awards at TheTimesCenter on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham attends the 2015 Shorty Awards at TheTimesCenter on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Nicole Arbour attends the 2015 Shorty Awards at TheTimesCenter on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Tyler Oakley attends the 2015 Shorty Awards at TheTimesCenter on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: OMG Skellie attends the 2015 Shorty Awards at TheTimesCenter on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: SourceFed during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Wyclef Jean (L) and Nacho Vision speak onstage during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Alicia Herber speaks onstage during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Rachel Dratch and @BoredElonMusk appear on stage during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Brendon Urie from Panic! At the Disco performs onstage during The 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Astronaut Michael J. Massimino poses with a Shorty Award during The 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Bill Nye speaks onstage during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
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This year, you can expect to see who was voted the best Vine comedian, which were the best animated GIFs and, of course, the best animal social media star. Will Doug the Pug beat out BigCatDerek? You'll just have to wait until Monday to find out!

And you can find out in real time, at the same moment your favorite Internet celebrity hears his or her name called! You can either purchase tickets and make it out to New York City by Monday evening by 7:30 p.m. EST, or you can simply subscribe to the Shorty Awards' YouTube channel, where the entire show will be streaming live. Additionally, feel free to follow AOL.com on Kanvas, where we will be sharing some of the best highlights from what's certainly to be the most epic Shorty Awards yet!

We hope to see you there!

Check out what actress, comedian and writer Felicia Day had to say about the Shorty Awards:
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