Nominations Open for the 2024 Hugo Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Direct all questions about the 2024 Hugo Awards to the 2024 Hugo Award Administrators.

The 2024 Hugo Awards are administered by the 2024 Worldcon. The Hugo Awards are not administered by the Hugo Awards website. For more information, see the 2024 Worldcon’s announcement on their website and reproduced below.

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2023 Nominating and Final Ballot Statistics Published

The voting statistics for the 2023 Hugo Award, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award Nominating and Final Ballot are now available. To see them, click here (PDF).

As is usual practice, the administration of the awards was delegated to the Hugo Administration subcommittee of the 2023 Chengdu Worldcon, and any inquires should be directed to them.

The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Awards. Each year’s Awards are administered by that year’s World Science Fiction Convention, which is solely responsible for the conduct of that year’s Awards. If you send questions regarding the 2023 Hugo Awards to us, we can only forward them to the current year’s Hugo Award Administrators.

Update, 1/20/2024 15:30 PST: A cut-and-paste error in the originally-posted statistics listed “Turing Food Court” twice. One of the two occurrences should have been for “Upstart.” We have updated the document. You may need to reload the page to see the corrected version of the document.

2023 Hugo Awards, Astounding Award and Lodestar Award Voting Open

Voting opened on July 10, 2023 for the final ballot of the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

Eligible members of Chengdu 2023, the 81st World Science Fiction Convention, can vote on the Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards. For information about how to cast a ballot, see the Chengdu Worldcon’s 2023 Hugo Awards page. If you are not yet a member of Chengdu 2023, you can purchase a membership on the convention’s Membership Page. A WSFS (World Science Fiction Society) membership, which includes voting rights, costs US$50.

The Chengdu Worldcon must receive your ballot by September 30, 2023, 23:59 Hawaiian Standard Time (UTC -10). You can update and change your ballot as often as you like before that deadline.

The Chengdu Worldcon committee is preparing the Hugo Voter Packet, containing the items made available to voters by Hugo Award, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award nominees and their publishers, and will announce when it is available. They will make the Hugo Voter Packet available to all eligible members of Chengdu 2023 through the close of voting.

Please direct all questions about the 2023 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards to the 2023 Hugo Award Administrators. The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Awards. Each year’s Awards are administered by the that year’s World Science Fiction Convention, which is solely responsible for the conduct of that year’s Awards. If you send questions regarding the 2023 Hugo Awards to us, we can only forward them to the current year’s Hugo Award Administrators.

The winners of the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award, and Astounding Award will be announced at the Hugo Awards Ceremony on the evening of Saturday, October 21, 2023 in Chengdu, China.

2023 Hugo Awards Nominations Open

The nominating period for the 2023 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on March 1 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST; UTC – 10) on April 30, 2023.

The 2023 Hugo Awards are administered by the 2023 Chengdu Worldcon. Submit nominations through the convention’s website at https://hugo.chengduworldcon.com/hugo-awards/.

The 2023 Chengdu Worldcon Hugo Awards web page has instructions for accessing the online nominating ballot for the 2023 Hugo Awards. The 2023 Chengdu Worldcon must receive your ballot by 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST; UTC – 10) on April 30, 2023.

2023 Chengdu, the 2023 World Science Fiction Convention, will present the 2023 Hugo Awards, which are generally for works first published or appearing in 2022. Any person who was a WSFS member of at least one of the 2022 or 2023 World Science Fiction Conventions before February 1, 2023 may cast a nominating ballot for the 2023 Awards.

The ballot will also include voting on two other awards administered by the Worldcon. These are the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, presented by the World Science Fiction Society, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, presented by Dell Magazines.

Eligible members of the 2022 and 2023 Worldcons can make up to five nominations in each category. You are not required to nominate in all categories or to fill every nomination blank on the ballot. We recommend that you nominate whatever works and creators you have personally read or seen that were your favorites from 2022.

Because the Hugo Awards rules measure prose fiction based on word count in English and other languages written in the Latin alphabet, the 2023 Hugo Administrators have ruled that they will use a factor of 1.6 when converting from English words to Chinese characters. See their announcement on their website to see how this affects the categories in question.

Those people/works with sufficient nominations will move on the the final ballot for the 2023 Hugo Awards, which will be announced later this year after the close of nominations. While members of both the 2022 and 2023 Worldcons can nominate for the 2023 Awards, only members of the 2023 Worldcon are eligible to vote on the final ballot. If you are not yet a member of the 2023 Worldcon, see the 2023 Chengdu Website, then select “Login or Purchase Membership” for information about joining the convention.

There are no Retrospective Hugo Awards being presented this year. 2023 Chengdu has also elected to not present a special Hugo Award category in 2023.

Please direct any questions about the administration of the 2023 Hugo Awards to the 2023 Chengdu Hugo Award Administrators, not to the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site team does not administer the elections for the Hugo Awards, nor do we make eligibility rulings. The Hugo Awards web site is the “journal of record” for the Hugo Awards and acts as a central source of information about the Awards, but we do not actually administer or present the Awards. The 2023 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of 2023 Chengdu, the 2023 Worldcon, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility, per the provisions of Section 3.13 of the World Science Fiction Society constitution.

2022 Hugo Voting Open and Voter Packet Released

Online voting is now open for the 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The voter’s packet is now available online to Chicon 8 members!

All ballots must be received by 11 August 2022, 11:59 pm PDT (UTC-7). See the Chicon 8 website for voting online and accessing the voter’s packet.

Voting is open to members of Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention. The Voter’s Packet is a collection of the finalists for the 2022 Awards. The rights-holders of those works have made the works available as a courtesy to the voters. The packet is available only to the members of Chicon 8. You can join Chicon 8 by visiting the convention’s registration page. You can vote online or by submitting a paper ballot, per the instructions on the Chicon 8 website.

Please direct all questions about the 2022 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards to the 2022 Hugo Award Administrators. The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Awards. Each year’s Awards are administered by the that year’s World Science Fiction Convention, which is solely responsible for the conduct of that year’s Awards.

The results of the 2022 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards will be announced at the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Chicon 8, on the evening of Sunday, September 4, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.

2022 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, announced on April 7, 2022 the finalists for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The full list of finalists is on the 2022 Hugo Awards page.

There were 1368 valid nominating ballots (1366 electronic and 2 paper) received and counted from the members of the 2021 and 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions for the 2022 Hugo Awards. Voting on the final ballot will open at a date in May 2022 to be announced.

Only Chicon 8 members will be able to vote on the final ballot and choose the winners for the 2022 Awards. If you are not already a member, you can join the convention through the Chicon 8 website. You must be at least a supporting member in order to participate in the Hugo Awards.

More information about the 2022 Hugo Awards is available on the Chicon 8 website Hugo Awards page. Questions about the 2022 Hugo Awards process should be directed to hugo-help@discon3.org. Please do not submit questions to the Hugo Awards website, as we do not administer the Hugo Awards and can only pass your questions on to the award administrators.

2022 Hugo Awards Nominations Open

The nominating period for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on January 16 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 15, 2022.

Instructions for accessing the online nominating form have been sent to eligible members via e-mail. Check your junk e-mail/spam/promotions folders in your e-mail client for this e-mail if you did not receive it. Despite the convention’s efforts, voter information notification messages may be flagged as spam by some e-mail systems.

The Chicon 8/2022 Worldcon Hugo Awards web page has instructions for accessing the online nominating ballot for the 2022 Hugo Awards and links to PDF versions of the paper nominating ballot. Chicon 8 must receive your ballot by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 15, 2022.

Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention, will present the 2022 Hugo Awards, which are generally for works first published or appearing in 2021. Any person who was a voting member of at least one of the 2021 or 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions as of 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST; UTC -8) on January 31, 2022 may cast a nominating ballot for the 2022 Awards.

The ballots will also include voting on two other awards administered by the Worldcon. These are the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, presented by the World Science Fiction Society, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, presented by Dell Magazines.

Eligible members of the 2021 and 2022 Worldcons can make up to five nominations in each category. You are not required to nominate in all categories or to fill every nomination blank on the ballot. Chicon 8 recommends, “that you nominate whatever works and creators you have personally read or seen that were your favorites from 2021.”

Those people/works with sufficient nominations will move on the the final ballot for the 2022 Hugo Awards, which will be announced later this year after the close of nominations. While members of both the 2021 and 2022 Worldcons can nominate for the 2021 Awards, only members of the 2022 Worldcon are eligible to vote on the final ballot. If you are not yet a member of the 2022 Worldcon, see the Chicon 8 Membership Page for information about joining the convention.

There are no Retrospective Hugo Awards being presented this year. Chicon 8 has also elected to not present a special Hugo Award category in 2022.

Please direct any questions about the administration of the 2022 Hugo Awards to the Chicon 8 Hugo Award Administrators, not to the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site team does not administer the elections for the Hugo Awards, nor do we make eligibility rulings. The Hugo Awards web site is the “journal of record” for the Hugo Awards and acts as a central source of information about the Awards, but we do not actually administer or present the Awards. The 2022 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of Chicon 8, the 2022 Worldcon, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility.

2021 Hugo Awards Announced

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, announced the winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC, USA on the evening of Saturday, December 18, 2021.

BEST NOVEL

Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

BEST NOVELLA

The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (Tor.com)

BEST NOVELETTE

Two Truths and a Lie, Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020)

BEST SERIES

The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

BEST RELATED WORK

Beowulf: A New Translation, Maria Dahvana Headley (FSG)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, written by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings (Harry N. Abrams)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Netflix / Skydance Media)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

The Good Place: Whenever You’re Ready, written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

Ellen Datlow

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

Diana M. Pho

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Rovina Cai

BEST SEMIPROZINE

FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L. Wiggins, executive editor DaVaun Sanders, managing editor Eboni Dunbar, poetry editor Brandon O’Brien, reviews and social media Brent Lambert, art director L. D. Lewis, and the FIYAH Team.

BEST FANZINE

nerds of a feather, flock together, ed. Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, The G, and Vance Kotrla

BEST FANCAST

The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, producer

BEST FAN WRITER

Elsa Sjunneson

BEST FAN ARTIST

Sara Felix

BEST VIDEO GAME
(A one-off category created as per WSFS rules by DisCon III)

Hades (Publisher and Developer: Supergiant Games)

The following awards which are administered by WSFS and voted on alongside the Hugo Awards were also included in the ceremony.

LODESTAR AWARD for BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (Argyll Productions)

ASTOUNDING AWARD for BEST NEW WRITER

Emily Tesh (2nd year of eligibility)

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, announced the winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC, USA on the evening of Saturday, December 18, 2021. Final ballot placements and detailed voting counts are available here (PDF). Nominating details are here (PDF).