And the 2014 Social Media Award Winners Are...
A dozen categories. Sixty nominees. One-and-a-half million votes. This past August, we asked you to vote for your favorite social media savvy celebs, and you responded in droves. And now, we present you with the stars (including one adorable beagle-foxhood pooch) who triumphed in this year's #InStyleSMA competition.
Best Rookie of the Year
Relative newbie SJP garnered more than 800,000 followers in less than a year, and even recognized her nomination in this Instagram photo: "I'm so honored to be nominated!" she wrote Aug. 8. "This is thrilling as I've worked very hard to break into this new world."
The Sexiest Man of Style
Is anyone really surprised at this win? It's quite clear the seductive singer steals hearts no matter the medium.
The 2014 Oscars host, whose celebrity-studded selfie quickly became the most retweeted pic in history, beat out Miley Cyrus, James Franco, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna for the title.
Behind the Seams
Posen has powerful friends—@projectrunway and model @cocorocha encouraged followers to vote for him. But who does Posen credit his win to? "I have an incredibly loyal mother, who definitely clicked away," he told us. "And I have such a passionate following on my Instagram who are just avid, and so supportive."
Ultimate Celebrity Do-Gooder
She takes on Internet bullies and body-image issues, plus she retweets uplifting messages, like ones from Pencils of Promise.
Best VIP Access
Whether we’re ogling her outfits or sharing her candid moments, Richie rules on Instagram.
Most Stylish #OOTD
And speaking of ogling outfits, Richie also took home the title of Most Stylish #OOTD, making her this year's sole two-time winner.
You heart sweet snaps of the actor and upcoming Oscar host's husband, David Burtka, and their twins 4-year-old Gideon and Harper.
Trendiest Teen Queen
The 17-year-old won with 739,133 votes—the most of any nominee ever.
Top Social TV Star
Follow her: Twitter @kerrywashington
The Scandal star lets her secrets out via tweets and 'grams—her 1.69 million+ Twitter followers and 718,000+ Instagram followers get the inside scoop on what the actress is up to with her friends and famous co-workers.
Shown here: Washington nabs a bite of gluten-free pizza backstage at the Oscars.
“OMGoodness!” was her reaction to the Gladiators who helped her clinch the win.
Most Stylish Pet
The TV personality’s rescue pup, Wacha, was rescued from a kill shelter. Now he kills it with cuteness on Instagram.
Celebrity That Makes Us LOL
With tweets like this—“Why do I buy cooking magazines in airports? I might as well be buying porn. I get all excited, but there’s nothing I can do about it”—we have yet another reason why we can't shake our girl crush.