THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

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

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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Actress

From dramas and comedies to romances and musicals—on the big screen, the small screen, and streaming on laptops everywhere—these actresses made great things happen this year, and they let fans in on it all by tweeting, snapping, and Instagramming along the way.

Nominees

Allison Williams
Being the daughter of a famous TV news anchor certainly isn’t what has made Allison Williams a hous…
finalist
Brie Larson
Brie Larson describes herself as “generally stoked” and she should be after the year she’s had. Aft…
Cynthia Erivo
British-born singer and actress Cynthia Erivo is proud to be “not more of one than the other, ALL o…
Emily Osment
Emily Osment capitalized on life as a Disney star, first as Lilly Truscott (as well as alias Lola L…
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union has unbeatable staying power, acting in modern classics like 10 Things I Hate About…
finalist
Gina Rodriguez
Gina Rodriguez and Jane The Virgin have captured hearts across America with a slightly innocent (an…
Issa Rae
Issa Rae has nothing to be insecure about these days. From YouTube success with the series The Misa…
finalist
Kristen Bell
Resident funny girl Kristen Bell is everywhere—commercials, TV shows, movies, video games, and soci…
Mandy Moore
While we might go a couple years without seeing Mandy Moore on screen, she’s never out of the Holly…
winner
Shay Mitchell
Canadian-born actress Shay Mitchell is the breakout star of Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars, which e…
finalist
Skai Jackson
While she might be young, Skai Jackson certainly has style and class. At 14 years old, she has star…
finalist
Viola Davis
Everything Viola Davis touches turns to gold—including statues like her Academy Award and Emmys. Vi…