THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Actor

Although an actor plays many roles in his career, it’s often his own story that’s the most interesting. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms allow actors to open up and connect with fans, bringing them off the screen and down to Earth—and these actors did it better than anyone last year.

Nominees

finalist
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari knows—and shares—the plight of the single guy in the modern world. Already well-known f…
finalist
Channing Tatum
Don’t let his chiseled abs and boyish good looks fool you—Channing Tatum is a serious performer. Wh…
Chris Hemsworth
It’s hard to remember a time before Chris Hemsworth’s ripped abs and stellar biceps heated up movie…
finalist
Cole Sprouse
You might remember Cole Sprouse as one half of the twin Sprouse brothers once starring in family fa…
Colton Haynes
Colton Haynes is best known for his role on the drama series Teen Wolf and Arrow, but has seen his …
winner
Gaten Matarazzo
Netflix’s Stranger Things took the world by storm, catapulting its actors like Gaten Matarazzo into…
finalist
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
ABC’s hit show Modern Family gave America the gay uncles we always wanted, with Jesse Tyler Ferguso…
John Boyega
A role in any Star Wars movie instantly brings fame, and that’s exactly what British actor John Boy…
Kumail Nanjiani
You probably recognize Kumail Nanjiani from HBO’s Silicon Valley and as one of the few Pakistani-Am…
finalist
Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds is more than just a handsome Canadian face—he’s the adoring husband, baby daddy, and …
Sam Clafin
Young adult novels turned into blockbuster trilogies are Hollywood gold these days, and Sam Claflin…
Samuel L. Jackson
It doesn’t matter if he’s telling you to go out and vote, selling you on a new Capital One credit c…