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 in Comedy

Life is serious, and sometimes the best way to analyze a real-world issue is through comedy. Or sometimes it just helps to escape through laughter. Either way, these comedians have used their platforms to test out bits, characters and showcase their work on stage or on screen. These nominees are using social media to help spread their comedy and further impact the world.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best in Entertainment Shorty Award.
Aidy Bryant
2019 saw actress and comedian Aidy Bryant go from a rising star on the comedy scene to one of the hottest names in the game. Best known as a main player on SNL, she launched her own show, Shrill, which r…
Arturo Castro
The launch of Arturo Castro’s new Comedy Central show Alternatino brings this Broad City and Narcos favorite to center stage. The result has received critical acclaim and accolades from fans on social me…
Lamorne Morris
Perhaps best known for his role on The New Girl, Lamorne Morris has taken to social media to further show off just how funny he is. 2019 was a great year for Lamorne, who appeared in several sketches wit…
Nasim Pedrad
Actress and comedian best known for her stint on Saturday Night Live, Nasim Pedrad was back in a big way in 2019. Nasim stole the show as the comedic foil to Jasmine in last year’s Aladdin remake, receiv…
Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer is a multi-talented comedian, hosting multiple podcasts, Netflix’s hit baking show Nailed It! all while performing hilarious stand-up comedy on the regular. On Nailed It!, three home bakers c…
Nikki Glaser
Nikki Glaser enjoyed an exciting 2019, serving her up her unique blend of comedy across a variety of platforms. After spitting some serious fire in Comedy Central’s The Roast of Alec Baldwin, she debuted…
Ramy Youssef
Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef took the world by storm through his comedy, writing and acting abilities. In 2019, Ramy did double duty by launching his semi-autobiographical Hulu series Ramy and…
Randall Park
Randall Park had a truly sensational year in 2019. After making his mark playing the Huang family patriarch in the hit comedy series Fresh Off the Boat, Randall co-wrote and co-starred with Ali Wong in t…
Trevor Noah
When Trevor Noah took over the Daily Show from former host Jon Stewart in 2015, that job came with big, big shoes to fill. Now, Trevor is one of the leading political satirists in the country today, prov…
Trevor Wallace
Originally a Vine star, Trevor Wallace had a finger on the cultural pulse of 2019. Trevor hit it big when he posted a video satirizing the White Claw fad, creating the popular tagline "Ain’t No Laws When…
Wanda Sykes
Every year with Wanda seems to be a big one and 2019 was certainly no different as she was all over the place. In the spring, she debuted a new standup show, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal, which became one of …
Whitney Cummings
Writer, producer, and standup comedian Whitney Cummings is a big name in the industry with a never ending list of credits. This past year, she released her fourth standup special, Can I Touch It?, on Net…

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.