9th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

Voting & Entries for Influencers, Brands and Organizations are now closed! Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Actor

Although an actor plays many roles in his career, it’s often his own story that’s the most interesting. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms allow actors to open up and connect with fans, bringing them off the screen and down to Earth—and these actors did it better than anyone last year.
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari knows—and shares—the plight of the single guy in the modern world. Already well-known for his stand-up comedy and supporting roles in film and TV, Aziz came into his own this year by creati...
Channing Tatum
Don’t let his chiseled abs and boyish good looks fool you—Channing Tatum is a serious performer. Whether he’s leaping across the dance floor, spinning around the pole playing a sexy stripper, or channe...
Chris Hemsworth
It’s hard to remember a time before Chris Hemsworth’s ripped abs and stellar biceps heated up movie posters across the country. The middle son of an actor-rich Australian family, Chris moved to LA and ...
Cole Sprouse
You might remember Cole Sprouse as one half of the twin Sprouse brothers once starring in family favorites like Big Daddy and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody alongside his brother Dylan. During The Sui...
Colton Haynes
Colton Haynes is best known for his role on the drama series Teen Wolf and Arrow, but has seen his own share of drama since moving from small-town Kansas to life in the public eye. He’s been open about...
Gaten Matarazzo
Netflix’s Stranger Things took the world by storm, catapulting its actors like Gaten Matarazzo into instant stardom. Gaten was first introduced to us in the worldwide hit film Les Miserables, but it’s ...
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
ABC’s hit show Modern Family gave America the gay uncles we always wanted, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson playing an uptight brother/uncle/husband/father who can never seem to get anything just right. JTF s...
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 rol...
Kumail Nanjiani
You probably recognize Kumail Nanjiani from HBO’s Silicon Valley and as one of the few Pakistani-American comedians on television today. While his stardom might have come with a hit HBO series, his tru...
Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds is more than just a handsome Canadian face—he’s the adoring husband, baby daddy, and arm candy of actress and style icon Blake Lively. All jokes aside, Ryan’s star is still on the rise, f...
Sam Clafin
Young adult novels turned into blockbuster trilogies are Hollywood gold these days, and Sam Claflin has cashed in! We know Sam best as the loveable Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games series and fell in ...
Samuel L. Jackson
It doesn’t matter if he’s telling you to go out and vote, selling you on a new Capital One credit card, or giving a memorable monologue as a famous film character—Samuel L. Jackson’s voice is instantly...

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 in April 2017 in NYC and streamed to the public.