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 TikToker of the Year

It’s undeniable at this point, TikTok is here to stay. Through dancing, lip-syncing, sketch comedy, fashion tips and more, TikTok is a platform where creators can truly be creative. These twelve helped shape the trends and bring TikTok to new heights this past year.

If you’re an agency, or brand looking for recognition for a TikTok partnership consider entering for Best TikTok Campaign.


Brittany Tomlinson smelt, laughed, then sipped her way to social stardom, exploding onto the TikTok scene in 2019 with emotive, energetic, and hilarious shorts. Her account, @brittany_broski, shot up to 2M followers and 37M+ likes with her big break arriving when she posted a video of her tasting Kambucha tea, which received 2M likes and instantly…
Outburst meme queen Emmy Hartman is bringing the tears to TikTok. The viral sensation known for her hilariously emotive breakdown over a traffic ticket that made the social rounds in 2017 has found a new emotional outlet on the short-form platform. Building upon her sketch antic appeal, Emmy’s 2019 foray into TikTok served as a full-spectrum showc…
Howie Mandel
Howie Mandel loves TikTok. In a surprise foray onto the platform in July 2019, the celebrity comedian, actor, and TV personality has quickly become a TikTok ambassador. With a contagious enthusiasm for creating hilarious content, Howie fully immersed himself in influencer collabs and online youth culture. From appearances with David Dobrik to a Ti…
Just Sul
From mechanical engineer, to engineering electrical laughter amongst his +8 million followers on social media, Sul has uniquely contributed in shaping online comedy and the art of celebrity impersonation. His curry-infused comedic style combining hip hop culture with vivid visuals and references to everyday urban news, has gained him international…
William Spearman is giving the internet plenty of reasons to be his friend. Born with a tumor covering his right eye, this TikTok star known for his sketch comedy has warmed the cyberspace with his positivity, not letting his "cool kid infection" not getting the best of him. William’s friendly attitude is perfect for the TikTok masses, with his "R…


Dr. Tim
Tim McNeely is bringing the dad dance moves to TikTok, hitting that woah in a way only dads can. The Gen X dentist started by performing silly dances to cheer patients up, then ventured onto TikTok in March 2019 on a dare from his kids and clinical staff. Going viral three months later with his E.T. dance video, Tim’s goofy "dad doing teenage trends" has ea…
Body activist Anna O’Brien is proving the ever-growing popular notion that plus-sized people are beautiful, trying to help people love themselves a little bit more. The bestselling author and fashion influencer known for her body-positive social media posts has found a welcoming and supporting forum on TikTok. Her #loveyourself fashion uploads earned her 4M…
Sketch creator Jonathan Bickford is a master of short, quirky DIY videos. Jonathan Bickford has evolved from short-form education videos to posting a plethora of hilariously random DIYs on his accont. From tutorials with a twist, such as "did you know that spiders can turn into Oreos?" to simple life hacks with sandwich meat, Jonathan can find a tip and tri…
Mahogany Lox
The songstress grandchild of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Mahogany has fostered a dominating career of her own on TikTok. With 5M+ fans following her endearing antics and captivating talent across the platform, Mahogany has become a top player a force to be reckoned with. Her account included sketch comedies, fashion, and dance offs, though Mahogany’…
Sammie Lewis
Sammie Lewis is here to serve you the "motherf**king tea." With a relatively recent foray onto TikTok, Sammie has quickly captivated the interwebs with her iconic videos prefaced with trademark attention-getting nail tapping, a Starbucks "ahhhh" and "tea 4 u" intro. From 2019 rants about a guy asking for her Snapchat to "they’re not an accessory" glasses as…
Columbus police officer Anthony Johnson is harnessing the power of TikTok to destigmatize law enforcement. The "normal dude that happens to be a cop" has officially made the transformation to a "dancing cop." Officer A.J. is paving the way for the popo everywhere through his positive interactions, heart-to-heart moments, goofy antics and dance offs with loc…

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