4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

See below for official categories. The regular entry deadline is on August 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards Best TV Show

TV is no longer just that thing on the wall of your living room. As social media continues to change and shape the way we watch and consume TV, it also alters the way fans can connect to their favorite shows. These shows have done the best job integrating their programs with their audiences on social media.

If you’re a TV network, agency, or brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in a marketing campaign enter the Best Use of Social Media for Television Shorty Award.


13 Reasons Why
It’s not hard to find 13 reasons why this show dominated pop culture in the spring of 2017. With @selenagomez as an executive producer, Th1rteen R3asons Why led to many important discussions about mental health, bullying, sexual assault, and more. The show is narrated by tapes that main character Hannah Baker left after killing herself, each con...
As if three consecutive years of Primetime Emmy nominations weren’t enough, the hit ABC comedy Black-ish can now add Golden Globe nominations to its resume, winning the award in 2017 for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. The show, centering around the Johnson family, has been heralded for it’s ability to address taboo topics li...
Bringing a new, darker perspective to the cheery world of Archie Comics, The CW series Riverdale became one of the hottest shows on television in 2017. It follows the events in the quiet suburb of Riverdale after the mysterious murder of the popular high school quarterback is discovered. This sets a series of dramatic, thrilling, and shocking ev...
The Good Place
Welcome to The Good Place, benches. Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, the NBC sitcom The Good Place is a breakout comedy favorite of both fans and critics alike: Rolling Stone, Vulture, USA Today and many others have declared The Good Place as one of the top shows of 2017. With over 220K+ fans across socials, The Good Place provides plenty o...
This is Us
Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. This Is Us is a breakout hit that fans and critics alike can't stop talking about online and off. Nominated for nearly 40 awards during the 2017 season (including three Golden Globes and five Emmys), This Is Us captivated audiences all over the world with its highly relatable storylines and le...


American Vandal
American Vandal isn’t your average crime documentary series. The Netflix mockumentary follows the mysterious case of one high school vandal who decides to spray paint obscene images on 27 faculty cars in the school’s parking lot. Featuring YouTube star Jimmy Tatro as the main suspect, the show’s teenage characters use Snapchat, Instagram, Twitch, and othe...
Big Mouth
Coming to you from the brilliant comic mind of Nick Kroll, Big Mouth offers a cringeworthy look inside the minds of hormonal adolescents growing up in the suburbs of NYC. As if Nick himself wasn’t enough to attract an audience to the animated Netflix series, the show features the star-studded lineup of John Mulaney, Jordan Peele, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Slate...
Handmaid's Tale
Few shows are able to impress both critics and audiences like the Hulu Original series The Handmaid’s Tale has. Based on the 1985 Margaret Atwood novel, this critically-praised adaptation won eight of its thirteen nominations at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, which went to...
It should come as no surprise to fans that both seasons of Issa Rae’s Insecure are 100% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Based on her web series Awkward Black Girl, Insecure took the world by storm in 2016 and received a 2017 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. The show focuses on things like online dating, Y...
Shark Tank
Who knew you could take something as tedious as investing and venture capitalism and turn it into a hit TV show? Venture capitalists like producer Kevin O’Leary, that’s who! Based on the Japanese show Dragons’ Den, Shark Tank has launched products all across the consumer market, ranging from sponges to clothing to software to food. While millions of peopl...
The Simpsons
The longest running scripted prime-time show of all time, The Simpsons are still one of the funniest families on TV after 29 seasons of biting social commentary and postmodern family values. Few shows have impacted both pop culture and society like The Simpsons, introducing words into the English dictionary, influencing a slew of adult animated programs, ...

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 Shorty Social good awards regular deadline is on august 28, 2019.