2015 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2015 Hugo Awards were announced at Norwescon and three other conventions and online via UStream, as well as via the Twitter feed and other social media of Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, on April 4, 2015.

2,122 valid nominating ballots (2,119 electronic and 3 paper) were received for the 2015 Hugo Awards from the members of Loncon 3, Sasquan, and MidAmericon II the 2014, 2015, and 2016 World Science Fiction Conventions. This year’s nominating ballot count sets a new record for participation, exceeding last year’s previous record nominationg ballot turnout of 1,923 votes.

See the 2015 Hugo Awards page for the full list of 2015 finalists.

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 Awards ceremony in August.

Online balloting will be available on the Sasquan web site Hugo Awards page as soon as possible. Sasquan will also distribute paper ballots to its members. Only supporting and attending members of Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, are eligible to vote on the final Hugo Award ballot.

A Hugo Voter Packet of nominated works will be released as soon as it is available. The availability of nominated works is dependent upon the generosity of the authors, artists, publishers, and rights holders, and no work is guaranteed to be in the Hugo Voter Packet. Only eligible voters (voting members of the 2015 Worldcon) will be given access to the Hugo Voter Packet.

The 2015 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners will be announced Saturday, August 22, 2015, during the Hugo Awards Ceremony at the 2015 Worldcon.

Please direct questions about the administration of this year’s Hugo and Campbell Awards to the Sasquan Hugo 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 given year’s Awards can only come from that year’s Administrator.

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  8. Carolyn Peterson says:

    I want to know how it was possible for a small group of right wing extremists to hijack the Hugo awards. This sort of thing tarnishes the reputation of the Hugo awards. Reasonable people do not want to see this sort of ideology forced into the process.

  9. Michelle says:

    Will never take this event seriously again. Not until you get your voting system fixed. After all, when a right-wing pack of authors manages to dominate the awards by cheating, what point is there even having the Hugo Awards.

    Oh well, at least when cheats are outed, I know whose books never to buy again.

  10. Simon says:

    Are you going to issue a statement regarding the spate of authors declining nominations or refusing to participate? I know your hands may be somewhat tied by Worldcon rules, but the Hugos are a mess, and some acknowledgement from the conrunners would probably be good PR ultimately.

    • Kevin says:

      Simon:

      The Hugo Award Administrators have asked us to not say anything until they are ready to issue a statement, and we are respecting their request. That is why at this time we are not adjusting the lists of finalists or taking any further action. The decisions about the Hugo Awards shortlist are in the hands of the current Hugo Award Administrators, not The Hugo Awards website.

      • Simon says:

        My apologies, I thought the website was run by the Administrators of the awards.

        • Kevin says:

          To elaborate, each year’s Hugo Awards are administered by the individual Worldcon committee hosting that year’s Awards. Those Worldcons generally set up a Hugo Administration Subcommittee, which has complete authority over the administration of the Awards that year within the WSFS rules. That means a different group (sometimes with members who have done the tasks before) runs it every year.

          TheHugoAwards.org is managed by the Hugo Awards Marketing Committee, which is chartered by the WSFS Mark Protection Committee, owner of the service marks on “Hugo Award,” “Worldcon,” etc. Our job is to maintain a central information clearinghouse and to support the individual Worldcon committees, but we do not run the Awards ourselves.

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