Category Archives: Awards

The 2020 Hugo Awards

I got caught up at my panels at virtual Gen Con, and forgot this was also the WorldCon weekend, and the Hugos went out. Big winners include the Expanse, Good Omens, and city planner/historian turned writer Arkady Martine, whose debut took Best Novel. See the full results below.

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2019 Hugo Awards

The 2019 Hugos were awarded on the weekend at 77th World SF Con in Dublin, Ireland.

Video courtesy of orbzine

The two winners everyone wants to know: Best novel went to Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars which we reviewed here (I was, to be honest, lukewarm on it, though it has a great premise) and Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, which we reviewed positively here won for Best Dramatic Presentation, Longform.

You may find the others at the link in the first sentence, or below.

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Wakanda For An Oscar?

The 2018 Academy Awards nominees are out and, for the first time ever, a superhero movie has made it into the Best Picture Category. Black Panther probably won’t win, but it’s a nice nod to the genre that has certainly matured in the last decade.

What films are pleased to see on the list? Which one are you not? And which films do you think got snubbed?

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2018 Hugo Award Winners

It was ladies night at WorldCon 76 with women or female-identifying winners across the board. N.K. Jemisin won an unprecedented three-in-a-row win for Best Novel.

This was the first year with new voting rules meant to break up the voting slates that have plagued the awards for the past few years.

Full list of winners follow.

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Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America awarded the Nebula Awards in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky (Tor; Titan) took Best Novel (we’ll be reviewing that one shortly– we’re a bit behind), while Arrival received the Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. The other awards are listed below:

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2017 Oscar Round-Up

For genre films it was (yet again) a quiet night:

  • Arrival – Sound Editing
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Costume Design
  • The Jungle Book – Visual Effects
  • Piper – Animated Short Film
  • Suicide Squad – Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Zootopia – Animated Feature Film

Which genre films did you think got what they deserved? Which were snubbed?

2017 Academy Award Nominess

The nominees for the films that came out in 2016 are up. As usual, genre films are passed over, but at least Arrival seems to have caught the Academy’s attention for some of the major awards. While not genre, per se, Hidden Figures is definitely a geek-friendly movie and highly recommended by the Bureau staff.

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