Presented at: DisCon III, Washington, DC, USA
Hosts: Sheree Renée Thomas and Malka Older
Awards Administration: Will Frank, Jesi Lipp, Christopher Brathwaite
Nominations for the 2021 Hugo Awards/Lodestar Award/Astounding Award will open in early 2021. Anyone who was a member of the 2020 or 2021 Worldcons as of the end of 2020 is eligible to nominate up to five people/works in each category. Those nominees that receive sufficient nominations and meet the eligibility requirements will go on to a final ballot, where members of the 2021 Worldcon will vote among them. The winners will be announced at the 2021 Worldcon.
Please direct all questions about the administration of the 2021 Hugo Awards/Lodestar Award/Astounding Award to the 2021 Hugo Award Administrators, not to the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site does not administer the Hugo Awards. All questions about the administration of the current Awards should go to the administrators.
The categories for 2021 are:
Best Short Story
Best Related Work
Best Graphic Story or Comic
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Best Editor, Short Form
Best Editor, Long Form
Best Professional Artist
Best Fan Writer
Best Fan Artist
Best Video Game
DisCon III will use their authority under the WSFS constitution to create a one-time Special Hugo Award Category for Best Video Game. See this announcement for further details.
Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (not a Hugo)
The Lodestar Award is not a Hugo Award, but is administered in the same manner and in parallel with the Hugo Awards. This means that works that are finalists for the Lodestar Award are also eligible for a Hugo Award in the appropriate category based on the length of the work.
Astounding Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo)
The Astounding Award is not a Hugo Award, but is administered in a similar manner and in parallel with the Hugo Awards. The eligibility rules are specified by the sponsor of the Award. See Hugo Award Categories for additional details about how this category works.