9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

All finalists have been announced, stay tuned for more updates about the 9th Annual Shorty Awards on April 23, 2017

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

John Boyega

Nominated in Actor

About John Boyega

A role in any Star Wars movie instantly brings fame, and that’s exactly what British actor John Boyega got starring as Finn in the space epic’s 7th installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. John’s role as a Stormtrooper-gone-rogue and turning towards The Force was controversial—not only is he the first Stormtrooper to be unmasked in a movie, he is also a black British actor. Despite a sometimes self-deprecating Twitter persona, he uses social media to embrace the controversy, and advocate for fairness in Hollywood and beyond. In 2016, John Boyega and Finn broke out of their norms to become international superstars in this galaxy and in galaxies far, far away.

John Boyega's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLgdxwwjLd-/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BDko9vtsCkT/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BAUhuolMChv/ https://twitter.com/JohnBoyega/status/709326668083625984/photo/1 https://twitter.com/JohnBoyega/status/708029987195133952/photo/1

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 9th Annual Shorty Awards will be held April 23, 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.