They're the Academy Awards of Twitter, if you take the academy to be all your followers who'll vote for you and the award to be for best producers of short content in 2008. It's great to see John Williams of @mcawilliams fame and Peter Donegan of @doneganland notoriety reach the finals of the first Shorty Awards. Go on the Irish!
If you are on Twitter and haven't voted, just head on over to the Shorty Awards website here, click Vote under doneganland in the Green category and under mcawilliams in the Personal category and complete the form. It's very easy and they'd appreciate your votes.
Good luck to yis both :)