Foodimentary was voted best in the Food category of The Shorty Awards, sponsored by The Shorty Awards were awarded on February 11, 2009 in a ceremony in New York City hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez and featuring appearances by Shaquille O’Neal and MC Hammer. Winners delivered 140-character acceptance speeches either in person or on video.

Hopkins’ acceptance speech adhered to the 140-character rules of Twitter: “Thank you @shortyawards. Food~Facts are always fun, but there is nothing trivial about the world of food. A toast to all who enjoy my Tweets.”