Awards - Hugo and Retro Hugo

The Hugo Award winners for 2016 and 1941 have been announced. Wait. 1941?...

Yes, 1941. Apparently, the World Science Fiction Society Constitution "allows, but does not require, a Worldcon held 50, 75, or 100 years after a Worldcon at which no Hugo Awards were presented to present Retrospective Hugo Awards for works that would have been eligible for that year’s Hugo Awards if they had been held."

The 1941 Worldcon did not present Hugo Awards, since they have only been presented annually since 1955, so MidAmeriCon II, who also chose the Hugo Award winners for 2016, elected to present Retro-Hugo Awards for works first published in 1940 that would have been eligible for the 1941 Hugo Awards if they had been presented.

The 1941 Retro-Hugo Awards were presented at a ceremony on Thursday, August 18th and the 2016 Hugo Awards on Saturday August 20th at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention and the full list of winners and nominations for the 1941 Awards is below, with the 2016 winners list under that.

Slan

WINNERS of the 1941 Retro-Hugos

481 valid nominating ballots (475 electronically-submitted and 6 paper) were received and counted. Members of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Worldcons as of the end of January 2016 were eligible to make up to five equally-weighted nominations in each category.

Best Novel: Slan by A.E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Dec 1940)

Best Novella: “If This Goes On…” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, Feb 1940)

Best Novelette: “The Roads Must Roll” by Robert A. Heinlein (Astounding Science‐Fiction, June 1940)

Best Short Story: “Robbie” by Isaac Asimov (Super Science Stories, Sept 1940)

Best Graphic Story: Batman #1 (Detective Comics, Spring 1940)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): Fantasia written by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, directed by Samuel Armstrong et al. (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Pinocchio written by Ted Sears et al., directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske (Walt Disney Productions, RKO Radio Pictures)

Best Editor – Short Form: John W. Campbell

Best Professional Artist: Virgil Finlay

Best Fanzine: Futuria Fantasia by Ray Bradbury 

Best Fan Writer: Ray Bradbury


Fifth season

WINNERS of the 2016 Awards

4032 valid nominating ballots (4015 electronically-submitted and 17 paper) were received and counted. Members of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Worldcons as of the end of January 2016 were eligible to make up to five equally-weighted nominations in each category.The ones with "No Award" are because of the following condition in the voting rules, "You should vote for No Award as your first choice if you believe that none of the nominees are worthy of the Award, or that the Award category should be abolished. "

Best Novel: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

Best Novella: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

Best Novelette: “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

Best Short Story: “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)

Best Related Work: No Award

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

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form): The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20th Century Fox)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form): Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions; Netflix)

Best Editor - Short Form: Ellen Datlow

Best Editor - Long Form: Sheila E. Gilbert

Best Professional Artist: Abigail Larson

Best Semiprozine: Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

Best Fanzine: File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

Best Fancast: No Award

Best Fan Writer: Mike Glyer

Best Fan Artist: Steve Stiles

The John W. Campbell Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2014 or 2015, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award but presented at the same time): Andy Weir

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