13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

Jesse WIlliams

Finalist in Activism

About Jesse WIlliams

Jesse Williams isn’t just another good looking face on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and doesn’t just play a civil rights activist in the movies. He is a voice for the disenfranchised black community, using his moments in the spotlight to talk about the issues that African-Americans continue to face today. During his acceptance speech for the humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, he took his time to bring awareness to the incredible injustice and police brutality which plagues our country, making him a modern abolitionist with a platform that reaches millions on social media and beyond.

Jesse WIlliams'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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

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