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 in Comedy

When the world is more divided than ever, comedians stand to make a huge impact. By using their platforms to test out bits or characters or even showcasing other comedians in the industry - these nominees are making a difference via social media.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Ali Wong
Comedian Ali Wong is the master of maternal comedy. Acclaimed as a stand-up, Ali continues to take hilarious jabs at motherhood and racial stereotypes through her Netflix special Hard Knock Wife, relea...
Cameron Esposito
Cameron creates some of the most important content in the LGBTQ+ community today. Most notably, she hosts Queery, her podcast on Earwolf. The comic, writer, and actor continues to move forward with her...
Catherine Cohen
Brooklyn-based “beautiful comedian” Catherine Cohen combines stand up comedy with an elegant cabaret performance. She hosts a monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing and podcast Seek Treatment, the comed...
Chloe Fineman
Deemed by Vulture in 2018 as “absolutely one of the most talented new performers right now,” UCB and Groundlings alumni Chloe Fineman is rising fast. With television credits including The Gong Show and...
Hannah Gadsby
According to the New York Times, “Hannah Gadsby is angry, and she is amazing.” The Australian comedian and writer took 2018 by storm, asserting herself as a dominant force in the entertainment world. A...
Jaboukie Young-White
For the last few years, Jaboukie Young-White had one of the most entertaining Twitter accounts in the game, posting memes, raising awareness for social causes and showing off his millennial mindset wit...
John Early
Declared by The Guardian as “millennial comedy’s new king”, New York based comic, filmmaker, and actor John Early has been everywhere the past few years. Part of several hit TV shows, including Difficu...
John Mulaney
Writer, stand-up comedian, actor, and producer John Mulaney had an incredible year. From receiving an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for Kid Gorgeous, to becoming the third SNL writ...
Matteo Lane
Matteo Lane is social media’s new Renaissance man. He is an oil painter, illustrator, opera singer, and comedian. Using social media to show off his multifaceted talents and slices of life, his 100K+ I...
Melissa Villaseñor
The critically-acclaimed impressionist Melissa Villaseñor made history when she became the first-ever Latina comedian to join the cast of SNL. With television credits including HBO's Crashing and Barry...
Samantha Ruddy
According to Samantha Ruddy herself, she’s “Joe Rogan but for women who talk to their cats.” The comedian, recently named one of Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People, brings a refreshing light-hearted tone to...
W. Kamau Bell
Proclaimed by NYT as “the most promising new talent in political comedy,” W. Kamau Bell is refreshing the political voice. The two-time Emmy-winning comic, podcaster, writer, United Shades of America h...

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.