12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The regular deadline is on February 6th, 2020!

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.

From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards 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.

Finalists

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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 have the personality and charisma that Joe brings to the table. From his wild man depiction on the Onion to a candid viral video of him helping a...
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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, Jonah’s acting chops were on full display again in Netflix Original film Maniac in addition to making his directorial debut with Mid90s. Despite joini...
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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 McFedries and Sara Decou that has taken on a life of “her” own. In a highly choreographed PR stunt by their company brud, Lil’ Miquela’s Instagram was h...
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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 Hollywood resume that is unmatched. Now, she parlayed her experience in the movie biz into Hello Sunshine, a women-led and women-centered media company th...
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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, breakups, and self love to his social following of over 15M. Russell speaks and tweets publicly about his own history with addiction, emphasizing the im...

Nominees

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 is one of the most influential activists today. With his music and platform on social media, he helps illuminate nonprofits and social justice causes, such...
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 many people as the actress. Deepika uses her incredible platform for good, speaking on feminist issues and mental health awareness. She created the Live Lo...
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 Lower Manhattan to enormous acclaim, he then created a blog called Fresh Off the Boat, which inspired a memoir and then television series of the same name. E...
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 grossing rom-com in a decade, dominating headlines as the first major Hollywood studio film to feature a majority Asian cast since the early 90s. When Jon isn’t ...
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 received numerous awards over the course of her thirty-plus year career, especially at a time when African-American women weren’t given the center stage. Fo...
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 social media followers know. In the fall, the Japanese icon released an album of her most timely compositions, dramatically reworked and titled Warzone. A ...

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 early deadline to enter the shorty awards is on thursday, DECEMBER 5TH.