12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.


Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

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.

Billy Porter

Nominated in Actor

About Billy Porter

Few rising stars have the kind of supernova year that Billy Porter enjoyed. Billy took home the primetime Emmy for his groundbreaking, breakout performance on Pose, becoming the first openly gay black man to win a prime time Emmy for acting. With 1M followers on Instagram and more than 150K on Twitter, it’s all love for Billy in 2019, showing his fans his authentic self and inspiring the masses. He also made a big splash at the Oscars with a stunning tuxedo-gown that slayed on the red carpet, speaking afterward to Vogue about the response, and blocking out the haters on social media.

Billy Porter's best work on social

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4odI1KlmPe/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B3gJVKMlDgE/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B34nJ_bBxQG/

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 final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards WAS on thursday, FEB 20TH.