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Hugo Award nominees for 2012

by on Apr.08, 2012, under Awards, Conventions

Here is the complete list of Hugo Award nominees for 2012, announced yesterday.

The awards will be given out on September 2nd, 2012, at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, which takes place in Chicago August 30-September 3, 2012.

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2012 Saturn Award Nominees

by on Feb.29, 2012, under Awards, Movies, Television

Forget the Oscars – the 2012 Saturn Award nominees were announced today by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and the complete, long list of nominees are below. Hugo and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 each received 10 nominations to lead in the movie nominations, while AMC’s Breaking Bad led the TV categories with six nominations, one ahead of Fox’s American Horror Story.
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Oscar nominations roundup

by on Jan.25, 2012, under Awards, Movies

Well, it wasn’t the greatest news for genre features this year, despite a lot of hopes…if you followed the nominations (or my tweets), you know that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 got the snub for Best Picture despite the 10-film field (the closest to a genre film was Hugo), while the Academy again shows they don’t know how to deal with motion-capture performances and ignored Andy Serkis yet again for his work in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But what did garner nominations?
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Golden Globe nominations out – Harry Potter absent, Game of Thrones in

by on Dec.15, 2011, under Awards, Movies, Television

The science fiction and fantasy genre seems to have taken a hit in the latest Golden Globe nominations. It don’t see anything in the Motion Picture awards at all aside from the animated features, which is very surprising given the major buzz about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Harry Potter could still see an Oscar nod as the field is larger there, but it could mean it is a longshot at winning.

On the TV side, however, there were a few genre hits, notably Game Of Thrones receiving nods for “Best Television Series – Drama” and a “Best Supporting Actor” for Peter Dinklage, while American Horror Story also received one for “Best Television Series – Drama” and “Best Supporting Actress” for Jessica Lange.

SF-friendly show The Big Bang Theory saw a single nod for Johnny Galecki for “Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical”.

The complete nomination list is available at Deadline.

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2011 Hugo Award winners

by on Aug.21, 2011, under Awards, Conventions

The 2011 Hugo Awards were given out this past weekend a Revelation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention. Here is a list of the winners:
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2011 Hugo Award nominees

by on Apr.24, 2011, under Awards, Conventions

The list of Hugo Award nominees for 2011 are out, and will be given out at the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, taking place at Renovation in Reno, Nevada, August 17th-21st, 2011.

The full list is given below:
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Quicky Oscar recap

by on Feb.28, 2011, under Awards, Movies

Just a quick recap of any remotely genre related awards gained at last night’s Oscar festivities, beyond the periodic Hugh Jackman/Wolverine references: Inception was the big genre winner, taking Cinematography, Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing; Queen Amidala – or more accurately, Natalie Portman – took home the Best Actress award for her role in Black Swan; Toy Story 3 won Best Animated Feature, as well as Randy Newman taking the Best Original Music, for the TS3 song, “We Belong Together” (and gave on of the best acceptance speeches of the night); Alice In Wonderland won for Art Direction and Costume Design; and Wolfman won for Makeup (it didn’t have much competition). Tron: Legacy went home with nothing, having only had one nomination in Sound Editing – inexplicably not nominated for at least Visual Effects. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 also received none, but was the subject of an interesting musical montage thanks to AutoTune…

Side note: Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans may have heard a familiar voice. Tom Kane, who narrates the beginning of each episode, was the announcer.

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37th Saturn Awards nominees announced

by on Feb.24, 2011, under Awards

The list of nominees for the 37th Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Awards (better known by the much shorter Saturn Awards) has been released. Leading the film categories is Inception, with 9 nominations, followed by Let Me In and Tron: Legacy, each with 7. On the TV side, The Walking Dead takes 6 nominations, with Fringe and Lost each taking 5.

See the whole list below – the awards will be handed out in June.
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Robert Carlyle wins Gemini Award for Stargate Universe

by on Nov.15, 2010, under Awards, Television

Robert Carlyle took home the lone genre award in Saturday’s 25th Annual Gemini Awards, winning for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role as Dr. Rush in Stargate Universe. SGU received 9 total nominations, with another 3 belonging to Sanctuary. Louis Ferreira (Colonel Young) was also nominated for the Lead Actor award.

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2010 Hugo Award winners

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Awards

The list of winners from the 2010 Hugo Awards (given at Aussicon this weekend) have been announced:

* Best Novel: TIE: [asin=034549752X]The City & The City[/asin], China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); [asin=1597801585]The Windup Girl[/asin], Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
* Best Novella: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)
* Best Novelette: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
* Best Short Story: “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
* Best Related Book: [asin=1596062452]This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”)[/asin], Jack Vance (Subterranean)
* Best Graphic Story:[asin=1890856525]Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm[/asin] Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: [asin=B002T9H2ME]Moon[/asin] Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
* Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: [sfs=987]Doctor Who: “The Waters of Mars”[/sfs] Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
* Best Editor Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
* Best Editor Short Form: Ellen Datlow
* Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan
* Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
* Best Fan Writer: Frederik Pohl
* Best Fanzine: StarShipSofa edited by Tony C. Smith
* Best Fan Artist: Brad W. Foster

The John W. Campbell Award, given to the best new writer, went to Seanan McGuire.

A full breakdown of the voting is available here.

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