11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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 Cho

Nominated in Actor

About John Cho

John Cho would love nothing more than to be “overrated, overpaid and overexposed.” Despite lead roles in popular film series like Harold & Kumar and Star Trek, John still felt Asian-Americans were underrepresented in film. This notion gave birth to “#StarringJohnCho, The Call for an Asian-American Leading Man.” The movement sparked conversations about diversity in casting, leading to positive strides towards diversity inclusion in Hollywood. In 2018, John landed the leading role in Searching, making it the first time an Asian-American actor would headline a mainstream, contemporary thriller film. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim, grossing nearly $70 million at the box office.

John Cho's best work on social

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, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

The 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.