Monday, August 08, 2005

33 Wins a Hugo Award!

The first episode of Season 1, 33, has just won a Hugo award, beating out other television episodes from LOST, SG-1 and Alias. The award was handed out at the World Science Fiction Convention in Scotland earlier this Month. Congradulations to all the winners!

Clarke, Galactica, SCI FI Win Hugos
Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell won the Hugo Award for best novel in ceremonies at the 2005 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 7. The Incredibles won the award for best dramatic presentation, long form, and the special interaction committee award went to David Pringle. SCI FI Channel's original series Battlestar Galactica, meanwhile, won the award for best dramatic presentation, short form, for its first-season premiere, "33."
SCIFI.COM's SCI Fiction won for best Web site, and its editor, Ellen Datlow, won the award for best professional editor. Named for legendary magazine editor Hugo Gernsback, the Hugo Awards are the leading fan-selected awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy and are awarded each year by the World Science Fiction Society at the World Science Fiction Convention. About 2,000 people attended the event. A full list of winners follows.
Best Novel: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Best Novella: "The Concrete Jungle" by Charles Stross
Best Novelette: "The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link
Best Short Story: "Travels With My Cats" by Mike Resnick
Best Related Book: The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn, eds.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: The Incredibles
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: "33," Battlestar Galactica
Best Professional Editor: Ellen Datlow
Best Professional Artist: Jim Burns
Best Semiprozine: Ansible Best Fanzine: Plokta
Best Fan Writer: David Langford Best Fan Artist: Sue Mason
Best Web Site: SCI Fiction, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Craig Engler, general manager
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Elizabeth Bear
Special Interaction Committee Award: David Pringle

1 comment:

guile said...

i love jonathan strange.. ms clarke really writes well..