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Priyanka earns nomination at 8th Shorty Awards

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Los Angeles : Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has bagged a nomination in the best actress category at the 8th Annual Shorty Awards.

The nomination comes just a few weeks after she was honoured with the best actress in a TV series award for her performance of a FBI recruit in American series “Quantico”.

The Short Awards highlight the best content across the social media landscape including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram.

The 33-year-old actress, who has a huge fan following across all social media platforms, will compete with Amandla Stenberg, Cara Delevingne, Elizabeth Banks, Gabourey Sidibe, Kerry Washington, Maisie Williams, Olivia Wilde, Reese Witherspoon, Taraji P Henson, Uzo Aduba and Zendaya, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The best actress category falls under Arts and Entertainment section of the awards. Also placed in the section are actor, celebrity, comedian, musician, dance, singer and show categories.

The nominees for the best actor honour are Ansel Elgort Dwayne Johnson, Jared Leto, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt McGorry, Michael B Jordan, Nathan Fillion Ryan Reynolds, Taye Diggs, Tom Hanks and Zac Efron.

The best musician category has contenders like Adele Alicia Keys, Best Coast, Diplo, Drake, Kanye West, Little Mix, Nicki Minaj, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Ryan Adams and St Vincent.

Cher, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, FKA twigs Josh Groban, Kacey Musgraves, Rihanna, Sara Bareilles Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Tori Kelly and Troye Sivan are nominated for the best singer award.

“@midnight”, “Broad City”, “Empire”, “Game of Thrones”, “How To Get Away with Murder”, “Lip Sync Battle”, “Pretty Little Liars”, “Property Brothers”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Teen Wolf”, “The Bachelor &The Bachelorette” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden” are nominated for the best show trophy.

The awards will be held in April in New York City and will be available via live stream.

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