2017 Hugo Awards Announced

The 75th World Science Fiction Convention announced the winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards at a ceremony on the evening of Friday, August 11, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The ceremony was hosted by Toastmistress Karen Lord

BEST NOVEL

The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin (Orbit Books)

BEST NOVELLA

Every Heart a Doorway, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com publishing)

BEST NOVELETTE

“The Tomato Thief”, by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, January 2016)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Seasons of Glass and Iron”, by Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, Saga Press)

BEST RELATED WORK

Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, by Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening, written by Marjorie Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda (Image)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

Arrival, screenplay by Eric Heisserer based on a short story by Ted Chiang, directed by Denis Villeneuve (21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough (SyFy)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

Ellen Datlow

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

Liz Gorinsky

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Julie Dillon

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Uncanny Magazine, edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, Julia Rios, and podcast produced by Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

BEST FANZINE

Lady Business, edited by Clare, Ira, Jodie, KJ, Renay, and Susan

BEST FANCAST

Tea and Jeopardy, presented by Emma Newman with Peter Newman

BEST FAN WRITER

Abigail Nussbaum

BEST FAN ARTIST

Elizabeth Leggett

BEST SERIES
(Special Category added by option of Worldcon 75)

The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)

THE JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards)

Ada Palmer

Details of the final and nominating ballots are available, along with additional detailed reports listed on the 2017 Awards page.

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1956 Hugo Award Page Updated

Thanks to new information coming to light, we have updated the 1956 Hugo Award history page with the finalists that appeared on the ballot that year. We thank Olav Rokne for bringing to our attention an article on page 15 of the 1956 Worldcon Progress Report 3 that included the names of the finalists along with voting instructions.

Note that the order in which the finalists are listed is the same order that they appeared in the progress report and does not imply order of finish on final ballot. According to the article, the final ballot included space for write-in candidates. In Best Fanzine, one of the winners appears to have been such a write-in. In Best Professional Magazine, no finalists were listed at all, so all votes were write-ins.

Voting rules in 1956 were significantly different from those currently in use. Should we obtain additional information about the detailed voting for this or any other year, we will add it to the relevant history page.

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2017 Hugo Awards Ceremony Tonight

The 2017 Hugo Awards ceremony is tonight, August 11, 2017, at 19:30 Eastern European Summer Time, at Worldcon 75, in Hall 1 of the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland.

Live video streaming of the 2017 Hugo Awards ceremony provided by Worldcon 75 is at the Worldcon 75 YouTube Channel. Due to technical issues, live streaming of the 2017 Hugo Awards Ceremony was unavailable.

Text-only coverage of the 2017 Hugo Awards ceremony through CoverItLive, suitable for lower-bandwidth connections, is in the window below. Our coverage of the ceremony will start at approximately 19:15.

Live Blog 2017 Hugo Awards Ceremony
 

The CoverItLive feed is generally a few seconds to a few minutes ahead of the video streaming.

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2017 Hugo Ceremony Coverage Plans

The 2017 Hugo Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3) in the Messukeskus (Convention Center) Hall 1 in Helsinki, Finland. The Hugo Awards web site will once again offer text-based coverage of the Hugo Awards ceremony via CoverItLive, suitable for people with bandwidth restrictions. For those with the bandwidth for it, Worldcon 75 Helsinki plans to offer live video streaming of the Hugo Awards ceremony via their YouTube channel. Details of the live-streaming coverage will be available at the 2017 Worldcon web site.

The Hugo Awards web site coverage team of Kevin Standlee, Cheryl Morgan, and Susan de Guardiola plan to be “on the air” approximately fifteen minutes before the ceremony. You can sign up at the CoverItLive event site for an e-mail notification before the event starts. Remember that the CoverItLive text coverage is text-only, and is likely to not be in synch with the video streaming. Also, the CoverItLive team here at TheHugoAwards.org is not responsible for the video streaming coverage and cannot answer any questions about it.

If you can’t be in Helsinki, we hope you’ll join us on CoverItLive or watch the ceremony on YouTube.

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2017 Hugo Award Voting Closed

Voting for the 2017 Hugo Awards closed at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time on July 15, 2017. The 2017 Hugo Award Administrators reported that 3,319 members of Worldcon 75 in Helsinki voted, which is the third-highest number of votes cast in the history of the Awards.

The results of the 2017 Hugo Awards will be presented at the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, on Friday, August 11, 2017. The Hugo Awards web site plans to provide live text-based coverage of the ceremony via CoverItLive as it has done for the past several years. Other coverage of the ceremony such as live-streaming of the audio/video of the event if Worldcon 75 provides it, will be announced here when details become available.

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2017 Hugo Voter Packet Available

The 2017 Hugo Voter Packet, a selection of works shortlisted as finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards and made available to all voting members of the 2017 Worldcon, is now available. Worldcon 75 announced in a Facebook post on May 17 that “Messages have gone out to voters, including personalized links and information on how to access the packet. Anyone who has not received it should contact hugohelp@worldcon.fi.”

The announcement also explains that the Hugo Voter Packet “includes many of the works on the final ballot in full, preview versions of others, and work by most of the individuals who are finalists.” Participation in the Hugo Voter Packet is voluntary, and is completely at the discretion of the various rights holders of the nominated works and of the individual finalists. The packet is organized and created by the individual Worldcon committees, and is not a required Worldcon function; however, many recent Worldcons have organized such packages for the benefit of their members to make it easier for them to evaluate the finalists.

The Hugo Voter Packet for 2017 is administered by the 2017 Worldcon, not the Hugo Awards web site. Direct any questions about the packet to hugohelp@worldcon.fi.

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Additional 2017 Hugo Ballot Change Announced

Worldcon 75 announced in a Facebook post on May 17 that Mansik Yang, who had been previously announced as a finalist in the Best Fan Artist category, informed the Hugo administrators that he had published no non-commercial work in 2016 and therefore does not qualify for the category.

The announcement further states that Yang’s place on the ballot for Best Fan Artist will be taken by Elizabeth Leggett. Worldcon 75 will reissue paper Hugo ballots, and online Hugo ballot will be amended accordingly.

The revised final ballot for Best Fan Artist is:

Ninni Aalto
Elizabeth Leggett
Vesa Lehtimäki
Likhain (M. Sereno)
Spring Schoenhuth
Steve Stiles

We have corrected the 2017 Hugo Awards page accordingly.

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2017 Hugo Ballot Change Announced

Worldcon 75 announced today that they have disqualified Alex Garner, who was initially announced as a finalist in the Best Fan Artist category for the 2017 Hugo Awards. According to the announcement, Garner notified the Hugo administrators that in fact the entirety of his published 2016 work was professional work and not fan art. The Hugo Administrators praised Garner for “his candour in dealing with this awkward situation” and “his integrity in bringing the matter to our attention.”

The announcement further states that Garner’s place on the ballot for Best Fan Artist will be taken by the next available candidate, Steve Stiles. Worldcon 75 will reissue paper Hugo ballots, and online Hugo ballot (which will go live shortly) will be amended accordingly.

The revised final ballot for Best Fan Artist is:

Ninni Aalto
Vesa Lehtimäki
Likhain (M. Sereno)
Spring Schoenhuth
Steve Stiles
Mansik Yang

We have corrected the 2017 Hugo Awards page accordingly.

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2017 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer were announced via social media by Woldcon 75, the 2017 Worldcon, on April 4, 2017.

2464 valid nominating ballots (2458 electronic and 6 paper) were received and counted from the members of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 World Science Fiction Conventions. Members were eligible to make up to five equally-weighted nominations in each category. The number of voters was second only to last year’s record-setting total at MidAmeriCon II.

A full breakdown of nominations, including how many nominations each finalist received and a list of works that did not make the final ballot but were in the top fifteen places, will be published after the Hugo Award ceremony in August.

Online balloting for the Hugo Awards will be available on the Worldcon 75 web site soon. Worldcon 75 will also distribute paper ballots to its members, and paper ballots will be available for download from their web site when balloting opens. Voting on the final ballot will be open to all Attending (including Adult, First Worldcon, and Youth, but not Child or Kid-in-Tow), and Supporting members of Worldcon 75.

A Hugo Award Voter Packet of works appearing on the final ballot is expected to be issued sometime after the final ballot itself is released. The Voter Packet is dependent upon the rights-holders to the various works permitting those works’ distribution within the Packet. There is no guarantee that any given finalist work will be in the Packet.

The 2017 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners will be announced on Friday August 11, 2017, at the Hugo Awards Ceremony in Helsinki.

Please direct questions about the administration of this year’s Hugo and Campbell Awards to the Worldcon 75 Hugo Award Administration Subcommittee. TheHugoAwards.org does not actually manage the administration of each year’s Hugo Awards, and while we can answer general queries, definitive answers to specific questions about a given year’s Awards can only come from that year’s Administrator.

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2017 Hugo Award Finalists Announcement

The finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards were announced online by Worldcon 75 today. You can watch the announcement in the video below.

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