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 TV Show

These nominees help put to bed any debate that the Golden Age of television is over. Social media has helped TV shows reach a more global audience, through viral tweets, grams and stunts that bring these programs to life.

If you’re a TV network, agency, or brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in a marketing campaign enter the Best Use of Social Media for Television Shorty Award.
Atlanta
Creator, producer, writer and star Donald Glover said it best, “I’m not making a TV show, I am making an experience.” Anyone who has seen the show, or stumbled onto their social media channels understa...
Barry
Barry put the hit in hitman this year. The dark comedy snagged two Primetime Emmy awards out of five total nominations and marked a step in a different direction for Bill Hader, who co-created and star...
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Social media can sometimes be the difference between a hit sitcom and cancelled show. Case in point, the fan favorite cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Facing low viewership but beloved by fans, Brooklyn ...
Dear White People
A marvelous example of where art can take on activism, Dear White People is a hit show based on the movie of the same name on Netflix that follows the experiences of several Black college students at I...
Grown-ish
Grown-ish is beloved by fans for the show’s ability to portray the journey from youth into adulthood in a way that is both unique and relatable. A Spin-off from the hit show Black-ish, this sitcom foll...
Jersey Shore
Yeah, buddy! One of the world’s favorite reality TV shows was brought back in 2018 under the name Jersey Shore: Family Vacation and none of the drama of the original has been dialed back. With the seas...
Shameless
Shameless has been the most popular comedies on Showtime for 9 seasons running, following a father and his six kids who practically raise themselves. Though they are the longest running original script...
Succession
A timely satire of modern media moguls and their families, Succession launched this year on HBO and immediately ruffled feathers. One of the most anticipated shows of the year, it’s premiere did not di...
The Bold Type
A comedy-drama in the tradition of Sex and the City, The Bold Type follows 20-something women working at a global magazine as they navigate the complex media world and explore love, sexuality, and fash...
The Chi
The Chi is a Showtime drama series that explores the complexities of living and growing up on the South Side of Chicago from the brilliant mind of Lena Waithe. Co-executively produced by rapper Common,...
The Last O.G.
Created by Jordan Peele and starring Tracy Morgan in his return to the small screen, The Last O.G. is one of the funniest new comedies on TV today. The series follows Tracy, playing an ex-con who retur...
The Sinner
Starring and executive produced by Jessica Biel, The Sinner is an anthology crime drama on USA. After a first season that created buzz among armchair detectives on social media, this year the minds beh...

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.