2011 Hugo Award winners

The Oscars of the SF world, the Hugos, are awarded at Worldcon every year. They’ve just been announced for 2011 at Renovation in Reno, Nevada. The winners of the 2011 Hugo Awards are:

BEST NOVEL: Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

BEST NOVELLA: The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

BEST NOVELETTE: “The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010; also in audio)

BEST SHORT STORY: “For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)

BEST RELATED WORK: Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY: Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM: Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM: Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang”, written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM: Sheila Williams

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM: Lou Anders

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST: Shaun Tan (Go, Aussie!)

BEST SEMIPROZINE: Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

BEST FANZINE: The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

BEST FAN WRITER: Claire Brialey

BEST FAN ARTIST: Brad W. Foster

JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER [Not a Hugo]: Lev Grossman

I thought there were a few givens in this year’s nominations, and I was wrong on almost every count. Inception was always going to win. Huge congratulations to the winners and to all the other nominees.

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