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 Celebrity

While celebs from all walks of life grace the internet with their presence, every year certain people stand out for the positive impact and undeniable efforts using their platform to improve the world. These actors, directors, artists, or even non-human humans, showing their lives on social can improve people’s lives on a daily basis.

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.
Common
A hip hop artist famous in conscious rap circles for sophisticated and poetic wordplay, Common has expanded his creative scope to include acting and filmmaking. On top of being a creative force, Common...
Deepika Padukone
India’s highest paid actress, Deepika Padukone is one of the biggest stars on all of social media. With 31M+ Instagram followers and 25M+ Twitter followers, few celebrities have the ability to reach as...
Eddie Huang
Author, chef, restaurateur, and media personality Eddie Huang has led the popularization of foodie culture in America. First famous first for BaoHaus, a Taiwanese bun shop with an edge that opened in L...
Joe Biden
Former senator and the 47th vice president of the United States Joe Biden is one of the most recognizable figures in the world. That doesn’t mean he’s an empty suit though, as few people in public life...
Jon M. Chu
Already an established Hollywood director, Jon M. Chu was one of the biggest names of 2018, with the massive success of Crazy Rich Asians. An immediate box office hit, the film became the highest gross...
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill is a household name for his many years as a mainstream comedic actor, but in recent years has redefined his career. After receiving two best supporting actor Academy Awards nominations, Jona...
Kathy Griffin
If you have any questions as to why Kathy Griffin is self the described “Mayor of Zero F**Ksville”, just follow her social media accounts to find out why. She has nearly 3M followers between Instagram ...
Lil Miquela
Miquela Sousa, aka Lil Miquela, is a 19 year old internet sensation who has 1.5M+ followers on Instagram. The catch? She’s not a real person. Lil Miquela is a CGI art project developed by Trevor McFedr...
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon has long been one of America’s favorite leading actresses, appearing in iconic films such as Legally Blonde and acclaimed television series’ like Big Little Lies, she’s got a Hollywoo...
Russell Brand
Russell Brand takes his role as a public figure seriously. Look at his social media presence and you’ll find him offering inspiration and guidance to his followers on subjects such as addiction, breaku...
Whoopi Goldberg
An actress, comedian, activist, author and talk show host, Whoopi Goldberg’s powerful and unapologetic nature make her one of the most iconic and recognizable public figures in the world today. Whoopi ...
Yoko Ono
One of the most important avant garde artists of the 20th century, Yoko Ono hasn’t slowed down in the digital age. At 85 years young, Yoko is still on the forefront of art and music, as her millions of...

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 Final Entry Deadline is February 21st, 2019