Yesterday evening, the partners at Invoke accepted the award for best application for Hootsuite (@hootsuite) at the 1st Annual Shorty Awards. More than 50, 000 public nominations and votes were tweeted to determine the winners. Hootsuite was one of the 26 winners of the evening (a full list can be viewed here).

The awards ceremony was streamed live last night from the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. You can still check out Hootsuite’s 140 character acceptance speech here (it’s around the 1:25:45 mark).

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez (@ricksanchezcnn) hosted the awards ceremony. Our hometown boys David Tedman (@d1337), Dario Meli (@quikness) and Ryan Holmes (@invoker) spent the evening chatting and mingling with the Twitterati, and doing their thing, from backstage to the press room.

The guys hung out with MC Hammer @MCHammer (who apparently was a big fan of Dario’s hat), Mr. Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee, and @Greenmoms, the green women bloggers.

They had the chance to speak with @Matman, the extraterrestrial of WellcomeMat, and @bettydraper, The Real Mrs. Donald Draper.

Big thanks to everyone who participated!

@MCHammer @quikness

Invoker & Martha Van

Invoker & Max