12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization is on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

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 Actor

Actors make a living by portraying the lives of other characters they often didn’t create. Through social media, these creators are able to show the world their authentic selves while inspiring their fans to do the same. These nominees are being honored for using their social media platforms to creatively promote their professional and philanthropic work, as well as for engaging with their fans.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Angela Bassett
Look up "icon" in the dictionary and there’s bound to be a picture of Angela Bassett waiting there for you in all her glory. She can now add the 2010s to another decade she’s dominated, as she continues …
Barbie Ferreira
2019 was a breakout year of epic proportions for Barbie Ferreira. Starring alongside Zendaya, Barbie played a key role on HBO’s smash success Euphoria, which was quickly renewed for a second season and h…
Bex Taylor-Klaus
A new addition to the hit Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, Bex had a breakout year that included both professional and personal milestones. While the world fell in love with their acting chops, Bex also eng…
Billy Porter
Few rising stars have the kind of supernova year that Billy Porter enjoyed. Billy took home the primetime Emmy for his groundbreaking, breakout performance on Pose, becoming the first openly gay black ma…
Brie Larson
Brie Larson is a marquee performer unrivaled in Hollywood today, starring in some of the most important roles over the past few years. This year, she continued her trajectory to the top as the title char…
Hunter Schafer
Fashion model Hunter Schafer made her big acting debut in 2019 on HBO’s Euphoria, quickly becoming a fan-favorite on the show. Fighting for the rights of LGBTQ+ community members since a young age, Hunte…
Jason Statham
Jason Statham has performed a number of spin kicks in his day, as he has quickly become one of the biggest action stars on the planet, earning an Instagram following of 24M+. The English actor, filmmaker…
Jharrel Jerome
Jharrel Jerome got his first big break star of the critically-acclaimed film Moonlight, and continued to emerge as a young talent. In 2019, he made a big move to the streaming screen, winning a Primetime…
Naomi Scott
Naomi Scott first flew into 2019 as the legendary character, Princess Jasmine, in Aladdin. Taking on the difficult role with a lot of expectations, her portrayal of Jasmine was credited by many critics f…
Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson became the Queen of 2019, as one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved comedic actresses. Few people had a busier year, starring in four major motion pictures, Isn’t It Romantic, The …
Sophie Turner
The thrilling conclusion of Game of Thrones marked the end of an era for Sophie Turner, closing the books on Sansa Stark with a SAAG and Primetime Emmy nomination. Thankfully, she doesn’t seem to be look…
Topher Grace
Black Mirror has provided some thought-provoking and incisive commentary on the state of technology, and thanks to Topher Grace’s portrayal of Billy Bauer, a tech CEO for a platform called Smithereens, t…

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 deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards is on thursday, FEB 20TH.