12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories

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


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 in Entertainment

This award honors the social media efforts supporting musicians, films, comedians, plays and other forms of entertainment. All forms of entertainment are eligible for this award.

See previous winners and honorees here.


Amazon Prime Video Experience at SDCC
For the 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic Con, Amazon Prime Video wanted to show audiences of the world’s biggest pop culture and entertainment event the breadth and depth of their content offering. Mo…
Child's Play
In 2019, Orion Pictures asked for our help in resurrecting the iconic horror film, Child’s Play. We were tasked with driving interest and awareness of the film’s theatrical release, with a particular …
Hulu's Castle Rock "Now Leaving Castle Rock" Livestream
With Castle Rock Season 2’s promise of a new story, we faced a challenge: How do we engage a fanbase obsessed with the details of Season 1 while getting them excited for the anthology? We set out to prod…
Mean Girls Day Facebook Live Viewing Party with Tina Fey and Busy Philipps
Paramount & Mean Girls Broadway were looking for a unique way to engage fans, raise awareness and celebrate both the 15th anniversary of the cultural phenomenon Mean Girls movie release, as well as the h…
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Magazine
Quentin Tarantino has a deep admiration for nostalgia and culture. For his latest film, Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood, he brought one of his most personal narratives to the screen, recreating a year th…
Rehearsal 360°: Lizzo
The objective of the Rehearsal 360° docu-series is to give viewers an unprecedented look at the making of an awards show performance. The production follows a performance from its earliest phases in rehe…
SpongeBob SquarePants x Kyrie Irving x Nike
In celebration of the 20thAnniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon partnered with SpongeBob super fan and NBA star, Kyrie Irving on a Nike sneaker, apparel and accessories collection for adults …


AwesomenessTV YouTube Channel
To create a diverse content offering that reflects gen Z’s wide ranging interests, moods, and obsessions.   We are the premiere destination for all things Gen Z entertainment. We aim to build meaningf…
Charlie's Angels - "Ru's Angels"
Our studio partners are always looking for fresh ways to engage with audiences and stay in the cultural conversation.  Hailed by the New York Times as “a cultural phenomenon,” VH1’s Emmy Award Winning Ru…
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Being the first spinoff of the Fast Saga, our partners at Universal Pitcures challenged us to create a unique social presence for Hobbs & Shaw that felt fresh, innovative, and most of all, fun.  We had 3…
Knives Out: Dial K for Knives
Knives Out is a modern take on murder mysteries from the past with plenty of twists and turns along the way. To create anticipation, we aimed to create a piece of content that connected Knives Out with t…
MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: ‘Medellín’ Video World Premiere
Madonna and MTV have shared a history starting with the early premieres of the pop superstar’s boundary-pushing music videos. In 2019 Madonna partnered with MTV to exclusively unveil the world premiere o…
PAW Patrol Ready Race Rescue Campaign
After our massively successfully PAW Patrol Mighty Pups program in 2018, which featured the first ever 44-minute PAW Patrol movie available only at Walmart, we were challenged with developing a 2019 prog…
Preserve the legacy of the GRAMMY nominated and winning music, while giving a spotlight to rising, new and buzzworthy artists.
Rambo: Last Blood Home Entertainment Social Campaign
Lionsgate Home Entertainment needed social creative to help promote awareness around the Digital and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD release of Rambo: Last Blood. The goal was to position Rambo: Last Blood as…
Tubi - 'Not on Netflix' Brand Campaign
Tubi’s tongue-in-cheek ‘Not on Netflix’ brand campaign took into account the price hikes of the current and soon-to-be-launched streaming services in the coming year. Recognizing that consumers are tirin…
Wonder Woman 1984 CCXP - Trailer Debut Twitter Wall
Wonder Woman marked a major turning point for the DC Universe in 2017, becoming a commercial and critical hit for Warner Bros. & DC Films. With Wonder Woman 1984 coming to theaters this June 2020 (well o…

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 12th annual shorty awards will take place on may 3rd.