Hugo Awards, 2016

The Hugo Awards went out as part of this year’s World SF Con. They were not free of controversy, but less so than last year’s event. Pat Cadigan (who addressed her ongoing battle with cancer), hosted. Video courtesy of Charles Tan.

Results below:

Best Novel: NK Jemisin, The Fifth Season. (Orbit).

Best Novella: Nnedi Okorafor, Binti.

Best Novelette: Hao Jingfang, Folding Beijing (translator Ken Liu).

Best Short Story: Naomi Kritzer, Cat Pictures Please,. (Clarkesworld, 1/15).1

Best Professional Editor, Long Form: Sheila Gilbert (DAW).

Best Professional Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: The Martian.

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Jessica Jones, “AKA Smile”.

Best Graphic Story: The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman; art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo).

Best Professional Artist: Abigail Larson.

Best Related Work: No Award2.

Best Semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine.

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Andy Weir.

Best Fanzine: File 770.

Best Fancast: No Award.

Best Fan Writer: Mike Glyer.

Best Fan Artist: Steve Stiles.

1. And a quick google of “Chuck Tingle” and “Hugo” will find various people’s accounts of that intriguing, NSFW footnote to this year’s awards.

2. The recent Hugo controversies had a curious effect on the nominees in this category, which likely accounts for the lack of a winner.

2 replies on “Hugo Awards, 2016”

  1. Brian says:

    I’m a little bummed no award was given for Best Fancast. One of the podcasts I narrate for, Tales to Terrify, was nominated.

    I guess politics makes a mess of everything.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      And whereas the historically peculiar category of “Best Related Work” was a fairly successful target of certain voters, Best Podcast, it seems to me, represented a range of choices.

      Another year, perhaps.

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