2022 Hugo Award and Lodestar Award Designers Announced

Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced who will design the 2022 Hugo Award base and the 2022 Lodestar Award. The Hugo Award trophy consists of the rocket designed by Jack McKnight and Ben Jason and refined by Peter Weston, with the design of each year’s base determined by the individual Worldcon committee. The information from Chicon 8’s announcement follows below.

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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 Closed March 15

Nominations for the 2022 Hugo Awards Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer closed on March 15, 2022. Finalists will be announced on April 7, according to a message posted on the Chicon 8 (2022 Worldcon) Twitter:

The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Hugo Awards, count ballots, or contact finalists. We will publish the finalist list here when Chicon 8 announces it. Direct any questions about this year’s Hugo Awards to the 2022 Hugo Award Administration Subcommittee, which is solely responsible for administering the 2022 Hugo Awards.

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).

Andrea Hairston Joins Sheree Renée Thomas in Hosting the Hugo Awards Ceremony

Andrea Hairston will be joining Sheree Renée Thomas in hosting the Hugo Awards Ceremony 2021 during DisCon III, the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), to be held in Washington, DC., December 15-19, 2021.

Malka Older, one of the Special Guests at the convention, had originally been scheduled to co-host, but because her children are too young to be vaccinated, she made the difficult decision to withdraw from in-person events.

For more details of the changes to the 2021 Hugo Awards Ceremony, see the announcement on the DisCon III website.

Voting for the 2021 Hugo Awards closed on November 19, 2021. The Hugo Awards will be presented in a ceremony on the evening of Saturday, December 18, 2021. DisCon III intends to live-stream the ceremony. The link to the convention’s live-stream coverage will be announced closer to the convention. Results will also be posted via the @worldcon2021 Twitter feed as they are announced. The Hugo Awards Website will not be doing live text-only coverage of the ceremony this year.

2021 Hugo Award Final Ballot Open

The final ballot for the 2021 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on May 27, 2021. Members of DisCon III have or will shortly receive an e-mail with the necessary information for voting online. Members can access their ballots via the DisCon III Hugo Awards website by logging in & clicking on “My Memberships and Ballots.”

A paper copy of the ballot is also available for download from the DisCon III website. We strongly encourage people to vote online if possible.

Voting is open to all supporting and attending members of DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon. Per DisCon III’s announcement, voting will be open until November 19, 2021, 23:59 Pacific Standard Time (November 20 at 02:59 Eastern Standard Time, 07:59 Greenwich Mean Time/UTC, and 20:59 New Zealand Daylight Time).

The Hugo Awards Voter Packet, containing shortlisted works and samples of finalists’ works, is still being prepared. DisCon III will make a separate announcement when the Hugo Voter Packet is available to members of DisCon III.

Direct questions about the 2021 Hugo Awards process to hugohelp@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.

2021 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, announced on April 13, 2021 the finalists for the 2021 Hugo Awards, Astounding Award for Best New Writer, and Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book in a YouTube video hosted by Ulysses Campbell, Malka Older, and Sheree Renée Thomas. The full list of finalists is on the 2021 Hugo Awards page.

There were 1249 valid nominating ballots (1246 electronic and 3 paper) received and counted from the members of the 2020 and 2021 World Science Fiction Conventions for the 2021 Hugo Awards. Voting on the final ballot will open later in April. Due to the postponement of DisCon III from their original date in August to December 15-19, 2021, voting will close on November 19, 2021.

Only DisCon III members will be able to vote on the final ballot and choose the winners for the 2021 Awards. If you are not already a member, you can join the convention through the DisCon III website. You must be at least a supporting member in order to participate in the Hugo Awards.

The 2021 Hugo Award base will be designed by Sebastian Martorana. You can see examples of his work on his website. The 2021 Lodestar Award will once again be designed by Sara Felix, president of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists.

More information about the 2021 Hugo Awards is available on the DisCon III website Hugo Awards page. Questions about the 2021 Hugo Awards process should be directed to hugohelp@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.

2021 Hugo Awards Nominations Closed

Nominations for the 2021 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer closed 19 March 2021 at 23:59 Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). The 2021 Hugo Award Administrators are tallying the nominations, confirming potential finalists’ eligibility, and contacting potential finalists in accordance with World Science Fiction Society rules. DisCon III has said that 1246 people submitted nominations and that the convention plans on announcing the final ballot on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Direct questions regarding the 2021 Awards to the 2021 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, contact potential finalists, or select finalists or winners. The 2021 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of DisCon III, the 2021 World Science Fiction Convention, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility.

2021 Hugo Awards Nominations Open

The nominating period for the 2021 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on January 25 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 19, 2021.

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 DisCon III/2021 Worldcon Hugo Awards web page has instructions for accessing the online nominating ballot for the 2021 Hugo Awards and links to PDF versions of the paper nominating ballot.

DisCon III, the 2021 World Science Fiction Convention, will present the 2021 Hugo Awards, which are generally for works first published or appearing in 2020. Any person who was a voting member of at least one of the 2020 or 2021 World Science Fiction Conventions as of 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST; UTC -8) on December 31, 2020 may cast a nominating ballot for the 2021 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 2020 and 2021 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. As the DisCon III website says, “the Hugo Awards are fan-run, fan-given, and fan-supported. We recommend that you nominate whatever works and creators you have personally read or seen that were your favorites from 2020.”

Those people/works with sufficient nominations will move on the the final ballot for the 2021 Hugo Awards, which will be announced later this year after the close of nominations. While members of both the 2020 and 2021 Worldcons can nominate for the 2020 Awards, only members of the 2021 Worldcon are eligible to vote on the final ballot. If you are not yet a member of the 2021 Worldcon, see the DisCon III Membership Page for information about joining the convention.

There are no Retrospective Hugo Awards being presented this year. Retro-Hugo Awards for 1946 were presented in 1996. Retro-Hugo Awards cannot be presented for any year for which Hugo Awards or Retro-Hugo Awards have already been presented.

Please direct any questions about the administration of the 2021 Hugo Awards to the DisCon III 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 2021 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility.