13th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media and digital channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Best Celebrity

Celebrities from far and wide use the internet and social media to further connect with their fans every day. Each year there are a select few who go above and beyond in making their impact on the world, whether that’s through their art, content, or using their platform to touch people’s lives. These multi-hyphenates show us their lives on social media so we can feel a closer connection.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Spokesperson.


Adam Sandler
The accolades came rolling in for comic icon Adam Sandler in 2019, as the actor, comedian, musician and former SNL cast member has had a dominant year, strating with Netflix comedy Murder Mystery. The laugh-filler hit became the biggest opening weekend for a film in the Netflix history, and Sandler’s most successful streamed film to date. Perhaps …
All hail the Queen. Already one of the biggest names on the planet, Beyonce’s reign reached new heights in 2019 thanks to projects like her Netflix-partnered concert documentary Homecoming and her labor-of-love Lion King revamp, for which she produced and curated a coordinating album, self-described as a "love letter to Africa." With 138M+ Instagr…
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has had a year of love. Publicly making a comeback at the Teen Vogue Summit in November 2019, the Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer, actress, philanthropist, influencer, LGBTQ and mental health advocate is sharing her newfound strengths and gratitude with fans. Keeping her loyal 75M+ Instagram followers, the Lovatics, intrigue…
Jennifer Aniston
Confessing to Jimmy Kimmel, beloved actress Jennifer Anniston admitted, "I figured it was time to understand the world and dip my toe into the social media pool." Jennifer Aniston’s Instagram debut caused a cannonball splash, launching her gram in 2019 with a low-lit #TBT selfie joined by her cast of Friends the internet-breaking post reached 1M f…
Jonathan Van Ness
"America’s fiercest sweetheart" Jonathan Van Ness has hair-tossed himself into celebrity status, quickly becoming one of the most beloved personalities of beauty pop culture. Jonathan’s viral appeal quickly catapulted him to celebrity status as the grooming expert host role on Netflix’s Queer Eye. Jonathan slayed 2019, releasing a New York Times b…


Blake Griffin
NBA player Black Griffin is giving new meaning to the phrase "all around All-Star." The Detroit Pistons power forward and six-time NBA All-Star found tremendous success off the court in the world of comedy, performing on Comedy Central’s Roast of Alec Baldwin and raising money for his charity by performing and putting together stand-up shows. One of the mos…
David Beckham
David Beckham is the epitome of social media success. Building his personal empire via social media, the soccer legend has steadily amassed his formidable 60M+ Instagram followers who enjoy looks into the soccer legend’s life after he’s stepped off the field. With brand collabs from Coca-Cola to Tudor Watches, travels with powerhouse wife Victoria Beckham, …
Keke Palmer
In our very serious world, Keke Palmer is here to shine a light on the happier side of life. The "triple threat" actress, singer and dancer, Keke added one more notch to her belt when she was named co-host of the morning show Strahan, Sara and Keke. In 2019, Keke dominated the social spheres not only for her accomplishments, but particularly for becoming a …
Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan is getting up close and personal. The former NFL player turned TV host is continuing to redefine himself. In 2019, Michael debuted Close Talker with Michael Strahan, a web series where he "interviews and plays games with other celebrity guests at an uncomfortably close distance all while the fate of his breath lays in the hands of each episo…
Paula Abdul
Dominating the internet with dance moves at 57 years young, Paula Abdul is proving she’s #ForeverYourGirl. In her first awards show performance in 29 years, the musical icon and former American Idol judge flaunted jaw-dropping dance moves for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Breaking the internet with her literally iconic performance, Paula’s adoring fans t…
Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson is social media’s superhero. The actress popular for her action roles in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame and the new Men In Black: International is helping to shift public perception of what a hero looks like. Taking to Twitter to inform audiences of her own bisexual truth, Tessa’s breath-of-fresh-air transparency was quickly laude…

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

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