THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best Actor

While these people get paid the big bucks for their on screen-appearances, it’s often their real lives that make us fall in love with them. By tweeting, gramming, snapping and uploading life updates to their social media channels, fans are able to connect with their favorite Hollywood stars.

Nominees

winner
Ansel Elgort
Actor, DJ, model, and singer Ansel Elgort has been everywhere this year, from the NBA All-Star Cele…
Busy Philipps
How did Busy Philipps become the breakout star of Instagram Stories? You’ll have to read the profil…
finalist
Constance Wu
According to TIME magazine, Constance Wu is one of “The 100 Most Influential People,” helping to sh…
Elisabeth Moss
With The West Wing, Mad Men, and now The Handmaid’s Tale under her belt, it’s no wonder that Vultur…
Ethan Wacker
Though he received the nickname “weedwacker” back in kindergarten, it may be more relevant for Etha…
finalist
Gal Gadot
It’s no wonder Gal Gadot has over 15M followers on Instagram and another 1M+ on Twitter. Hailing fr…
James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek is Diplo. At least according to the Viceland mocku-series What Would Diplo Do?, …
Lil Rel Howery
It’s not easy to make a TSA agent seem funny, but Lil Rel Howery did just that in the film Get Out,…
Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed is one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, appearing in huge film franchises like Star Wars an…
finalist
Terry Crews
As the screaming face of Old Spice, the gentle giant in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and host of Netflix’s r…
finalist
Tiffany Haddish
Since stealing almost every scene in Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish has been killing it. From viral ap…
finalist
Tracee Ellis Ross
Although she’s the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross has established her o…