11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. The early entry deadline is November 29th, 2018.

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.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best Celebrity

Nowadays it seems like there are infinite ways to become a celebrity. While it seems like there are a million celebs and counting, only a select few of them significantly impact their fields in ways that cement their names in history. Actors, musicians, reality stars, drag queens and others grow their brand and popularity by showing off their exciting lives on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Ambassador & Celebrity Campaign Shorty Award.

Finalists

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Andy Cohen
It takes a real man to interview “real housewives,” and Andy Cohen is not only “the man,” but also “the face” of the Bravo network. Andy has turned Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen from an online follow-up to Bravo shows like the Real Housewives franchise into a late-night talk show, a podcast, a YouTube channel with 320K+ subscribers, an...
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Jimmy Kimmel
Back in pre-2016 election America, Jimmy Kimmel was content to use his late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to induce laughs with quick wit and classic bits, like celebrities reading “Mean Tweets.” But after his newborn son underwent open-heart surgery in 2017, Jimmy’s emotional tale and plea to protect health care coverage for pre-existing...
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Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus seems to have hit all the right notes in 2017. Whether it was showing off her soulful side in her SNL performances, paying tribute to both Hillary Clinton and Tom Petty during her week-long stint on The Tonight Show, or trading barbs with Adam and Blake on The Voice, @MileyCyrus was everywhere. She even found herself wading into poli...
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RuPaul
RuPaul once said, “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love somebody else.” If there’s ever a statue built of America’s favorite, funny, fabulous drag queen, that quote will certainly be engraved on it. One can run out of adjectives describing RuPaul, who showcases America’s next drag superstars as host of RuPaul’s Drag Rac...
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Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg has finally encountered the one person as “gangsta” as he is... Martha Stewart. Snoop is the yin to Martha’s yang on the VH1 show Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, providing a higher form of entertainment and introducing Snoop to a new audience of Martha Stewart fans. Snoop also started hosting the reboot of the game show The Jok...

Nominees

Amber Rose
Amber Rose, by any other name, would still be a bold and provocative personality who does more than just talk a great social media game. Amber has built up a huge online following in recent years, and 16M+ Instagram followers of @amberrose know that she is determined to “defy labels.” The Loveline podcast host, author, designer, and feminist is changing t...
Donald Glover
The term “multi-talented” doesn’t do Donald Glover justice. His career skyrocketed in 2017 as he added “director” to his list of titles, after actor, producer, rapper, and DJ. It was a big year for his FX show Atlanta, which won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy. Glover went on to win Emmys for both his acting and his directing...
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu has been bringing a fierce, funky, soulful style to her music and everything else she does since she released her Grammy-winning debut album Baduizm in 1997. She has been engaging her 2M+ @fatbellybella Twitter and @erykahbadu Instagram followers with beautifully shot photos, provocative posts, and stylish videos for years. She took to Twitter...
Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele had a shockingly good year in 2017, writing and directing the thought-provoking horror-comedy film Get Out, which captured the attention of audiences and critics alike, while sparking numerous social media discussions on racism in America. Fans shouldn’t be too surprised by the success of Get Out, given the comedian’s work on MADtv and as hal...
Kris Jenner
It’s not easy keeping up with the Kardashian clan, and devoted “momager” Kris Jenner has been a one-woman promotional whirlwind for all things Kardashian since KUWTK began ten years ago. America has been riding the Kardashian rollercoaster through all the drama, marriages, fights, make-ups, laughs, cries, vacations, and butt x-rays. Just like her girls, @...
Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow’s long and noteworthy career as an actress is only eclipsed by her work as an activist. She puts her heart into everything she does, and her humanitarian efforts have made a real impact on the lives of people across the world. Farrow has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2000 and has made it her mission to advocate for human rights in Afr...

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, Twitch, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held November 15, 2018 in New York City