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 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best Actor

When they’re not working on that action flick, adventure story, comedy, romcom, or other project, these actors are letting their fans know what’s on their mind, and showing them love via tweets, Facebook posts, Instagrams, or YouTube videos.


Lin-Manuel Miranda
As a renowned playwright, Lin-Manuel Miranda is known for his 2009 Broadway hit In The Heights and the 2015 instant-classic Hamilton, blending hip-hop and latin jazz into traditional musicals. Hamilton upped the Broadway marketing game by hyping the show on social media before its public debut. With sold-out shows for months, Lin-Manuel offers a $…
Michael B Jordan
Best known as Wallace from HBO’s The Wire and Vince Howard on NBC’s Friday Night Lights, Michael B Jordan can play tough and still pull at your heartstrings. He led the serious Sundance drama Fruitvale Station before nabbing the comedy That Awkward Moment, starring alongside heartthrobs Zac Efron and Miles Teller. Michael and Miles later reunited …
Ryan Reynolds
As one of America’s favorite Canadian actors, Ryan Reynolds stole hearts with his charm, good looks, and funnyman roles in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder and The Proposal. Reynolds’ filmography now includes horror, comedy, sci-fi, and drama turns, but his comedic stylings have found a home on his Twitter account. Recently married to “it girl" Blake…
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has been America’s leading man and sweetheart for decades. Best known for his roles in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, among many others, Hanks has won two Golden Globes, two Academy Awards, one Screen Actors’ Guild Award, and a People’s Choice Award. He’s well known for his writing and directing credits and owns the production company P…
Zac Efron
Zac Efron graduated from the popular High School Musical franchise to become a full-fledged star, showing off his hard-earned abs whenever he can. While he’s currently reprising his comedic role in the frat-tastic Neighbors 2, Zac has come clean with his fans about his new sober and healthy lifestyle. In an attempt to keep the honesty, Zac took ov…


Ansel Elgort
Most widely known for his roles in the film adaptations of the popular YA novels The Fault In Our Stars and the Divergent series, Ansel Elgort has earned a loyal Twitter following. When he’s not on screen, he dubs as DJ Ansolo, spinning house music at festivals, endearingly appreciative for the opportunity. His boyish good looks have drawn comparisons to a …
Jared Leto
When My So Called Life was canceled, hearts broke across America with the loss of Jared Leto’s character Jordan Catalano. Since then, Jared spent his time acting in cult movies and focusing on music with his band 30 Seconds To Mars. His film resurgence came in 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, a performance that won him an Academy Award. With his massive Twitter a…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was welcomed into our homes with NBC’s 3rd Rock From The Sun, then won our hearts in his films 10 Things I Hate About You and 500 Days Of Summer, only to wow us in Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. In 2013, he directed his first movie Don Jon. While JGL is known and loved for his acting chops and adorable dimples, his latest project …
Matt McGorry
A self-proclaimed feminist, Matt McGorry is best known for his roles as Officer John Bennett on the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black and as Asher Millstone on ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder. While some might know him for his Funny Or Die sketches like “Walk Of No Shame," others have enjoyed his female-forward political activism and pursuit of #FreeThe…
Nathan Fillion
Best known for his roles as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Fox’s Firefly and Richard Castle in ABC’s Castle, Nathan Fillion is another Canadian actor who has taken America by storm. After starring in two television shows with loyal followings, and a previous villain role on cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it’s no wonder his Twitter presence is strong. Natha…
Taye Diggs
Whether you’re a fan of his Broadway turns (Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), his Hollywood roles (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Best Man), or TV work (Private Practice, Murder in the First), Taye Diggs offers something for everyone. In the social media world, he’s known for giving his Twitter followers a follow-back, and while celebrity Twitter accou…

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