11th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


See below for official categories. Entries close and voting ends on February 21st, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

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.

Best Actor

Actors make a living by portraying other characters, but through social media, these creators are able to show the world who they really are. These nominees are being hailed for their creative use of their platforms to promote their professional work as well as their philanthropic work.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Awkwafina
“Be controversial, not racist.” This sentiment is the heart of Awkwafina’s work as a rapper, comedian and actor known for tackling stereotypes and overplayed machismo. Originally breaking onto the scen...
Danai Gurira
Zimbabwean-American actress, playwright and activist Danai Gurira is making her voice and name heard from Hollywood all across the globe. Already with a formidable acting career that included a lead ro...
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum wants to know how much you “actually weigh.” The celebrity Shameless actress, director and singer-songwriter has been an active voice on social media for empowerment and equality. Stunning...
Eva Longoria
Philanthropist, social entrepreneur, actress, director, designer, activist and most recently, Eva Longoria added “mom” to her already impressive list of titles. Though she gave birth a few short months...
Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa has emerged from his Dothraki tent on Game of Thrones to conquer the social sphere. Highlighted by BoredPanda in “23 Times Jason Momoa Was The Coolest Guy On Instagram,” the burly Hawaiian’...
John Cho
John Cho would love nothing more than to be “overrated, overpaid and overexposed.” Despite lead roles in popular film series like Harold & Kumar and Star Trek, John still felt Asian-Americans were unde...
Justin Baldoni
The #MeToo movement brings traditional masculinity under scrutiny, and Justin Baldoni is giving a voice to those men who want to actively help the shift toward equality. The actor and activist is best ...
Mandy Moore
Acclaimed actress, singer-songwriter, and star of NBC family drama This Is Us, Mandy Moore had a milestone 2018. Gracing the cover of #DecemberELLE and @Bustle, Mandy is steadily dominating the limelig...
Mindy Kaling
Mindy does it all: she’s an actress, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, writer, producer, and bonafide social celeb. With 12M Twitter followers, Mindy Kaling continues to prove that she is th...
Noah Centineo
Touted by Seventeen as “the internet’s new boyfriend,” the To All the Boys I've Loved Before Netflix original series heartthrob nearly broke the internet in 2018. Achieving millions of followers in jus...
Sacha Baron Cohen
Returning to television for the first time in over a decade, actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen debuted his Who Is America series on Showtime, bringing back his trolling stunts and political-fueled p...
Tituss Burgess
Breakout star of the popular Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tituss Burgess uses his newfound popularity to make strides for the LGBTQ+ community. Through his cause-driven wine label @PinotB...

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 11th annual shorty awards will be held may 5, 2019 in nyc.