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 11th Annual Shorty Awards 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.

Nominees

Awkwafina
“Be controversial, not racist.” This sentiment is the heart of Awkwafina’s work as a rapper, comedi…
finalist
Danai Gurira
Zimbabwean-American actress, playwright and activist Danai Gurira is making her voice and name hear…
finalist
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum wants to know how much you “actually weigh.” The celebrity Shameless actress, director…
Eva Longoria
Philanthropist, social entrepreneur, actress, director, designer, activist and most recently, Eva L…
finalist
Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa has emerged from his Dothraki tent on Game of Thrones to conquer the social sphere. Hig…
John Cho
John Cho would love nothing more than to be “overrated, overpaid and overexposed.” Despite lead rol…
Justin Baldoni
The #MeToo movement brings traditional masculinity under scrutiny, and Justin Baldoni is giving a v…
finalist
Mandy Moore
Acclaimed actress, singer-songwriter, and star of NBC family drama This Is Us, Mandy Moore had a mi…
Mindy Kaling
Mindy does it all: she’s an actress, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, writer, producer,…
winner
Noah Centineo
Touted by Seventeen as “the internet’s new boyfriend,” the To All the Boys I've Loved Before Netfli…
Sacha Baron Cohen
Returning to television for the first time in over a decade, actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen d…
finalist
Tituss Burgess
Breakout star of the popular Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tituss Burgess uses his new…