The Hugo Awards
The Hugo Award® is the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. The Hugos are awarded each year by members of the World Science Fiction Society, and presented at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon).
The 2011 Hugo Award nominees have been announced below and Attending, Supporting, and Young Adult members of Renovation were eligible to vote on the final ballot until Sunday, July 31, 2011, 23:59 PDT. Voting is now closed.
The winners will be announced Saturday, August 20th, 2011, during the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Renovation in Reno, Nevada.
Renovation Announces Record Hugo Awards Voter Turnout
Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, is delighted to announce a record Hugo Awards voter turnout.
A record total of 2100 valid final ballots were cast, a 46.1% turnout, from voters in 33 countries. (The previous record set in 1980 was 1788 ballots cast.) Renovation also broke a record earlier this year when it received 1006 valid nominating ballots.
Hugo Award Ceremony
The 2011 Hugo Award winners will be announced on Saturday evening, August 20, at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Jay Lake and Ken Scholes will preside as masters of ceremony, with additional presenters to include Renovation Guests of Honor Tim Powers, Boris Vallejo, and Ellen Asher, along with leading genre writers George R. R. Martin and Robert Silverberg.
The unique 2011 Hugo trophy base design will also be revealed at the ceremony by designer and Hugo base contest winner Marina Gelineau.
Please note you must have an Attending (or Saturday) convention membership to attend the ceremony in person.
How to Vote
Voting is now closed, but the final ballot and preliminary nomination statistics are available for reference below. Additional information will be released after the Hugo Awards ceremony.
2011 Hugo Voter Packet (now closed)
Voting has ended and the 2011 Hugo Voter Packet is now closed (it is no longer possible to get the packet). More information about the project is available here.
2011 Hugo Award Nominees
1006 valid nominating ballots were counted, 992 electronic and 14 paper.
Best NovelBlackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr)
Feed by Mira Grant (Orbit)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
Best Novella“The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window” by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Magazine, Summer 2010) - Read Online
The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean) - Read Online
“The Maiden Flight of McCauley’s Bellerophon” by Elizabeth Hand (Stories: All New Tales, William Morrow) - Read Online
“The Sultan of the Clouds” by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s, September 2010) - Read Online (PDF)
“Troika” by Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines, Science Fiction Book Club)
Best Novelette“Eight Miles” by Sean McMullen (Analog, September 2010) - Read Online
“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010) - Read Online
“The Jaguar House, in Shadow” by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s, July 2010) - Read Online
“Plus or Minus” by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s, December 2010) - Read Online
“That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made” by Eric James Stone (Analog, September 2010) - Read Online
Best Short Story“Amaryllis” by Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed, June 2010) - Read Online
“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010) - Read Online
“Ponies” by Kij Johnson (Tor.com, November 17, 2010) - Read Online
“The Things” by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010) - Read Online
Note: category has 4 nominees due to a 5% requirement under 3.8.5 of the WSFS constitution.
Best Related WorkBearings: Reviews 1997-2001, by Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon) - Read Online Excerpt [PDF]
The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing, by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg (McFarland)
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)
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1: (1907–1948): Learning Curve, by William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor)
Writing Excuses, Season 4, by Brandon Sanderson, Jordan Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells
Best Graphic StoryFables: Witches, written by Bill Willingham; illustrated by Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
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) - Read Online
Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler; colors by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton (Hypernode) - Read Online
The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man, written by Mike Carey; illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long FormHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner)
How to Train Your Dragon, screenplay by William Davies, Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders; directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders (DreamWorks)
Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, screenplay by Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright; directed by Edgar Wright (Universal)
Toy Story 3, screenplay by Michael Arndt; story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich; directed by Lee Unkrich (Pixar/Disney)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short FormDoctor Who: “A Christmas Carol,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: “Vincent and the Doctor,” written by Richard Curtis; directed by Jonny Campbell (BBC Wales)
Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury, written by Rachel Bloom; directed by Paul Briganti - Watch Online
The Lost Thing, written by Shaun Tan; directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan (Passion Pictures)
Best Editor, Short FormJohn Joseph Adams
Gordon Van Gelder
Best Editor, Long FormLou Anders
Best Professional ArtistDaniel Dos Santos
Best SemiprozineClarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker
Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi and Kirsten Gong-Wong
Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal
Best FanzineBanana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Challenger, edited by Guy H. Lillian III
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon
File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
StarShipSofa, edited by Tony C. Smith
Best Fan WriterJames Bacon
Christopher J Garcia
Steven H Silver
Best Fan ArtistBrad W. Foster
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).Saladin Ahmed
Note: All Campbell finalists are in their 2nd year of eligibility.