Live and direct from Montréal: the Hugo Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all the winners, now on to the parties! (Thanks to Torie Atkinson for assistance in live-blogging this event).

9:43pm: And lastly, the Best Novel category:

* Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK)
* The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK) (Winner)
* Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen; HarperVoyager UK)
* Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
* Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi (Tor)

9:40pm: Best Novella:

* “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008) (Winner)
* “The Political Prisoner” by Charles Coleman Finlay (F&SF Aug 2008)
* “The Tear” by Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)
* “True Names” by Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cory Doctorow (Fast Forward 2)
* “Truth” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)

9:37pm: Best Novelette:

* “Alastair Baffle’s Emporium of Wonders” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s Jan 2008)
* “The Gambler” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2)
* “Pride and Prometheus” by John Kessel (F&SF Jan 2008)
* “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner (Asimov’s Feb 2008)
* “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008) (Winner)

9:36pm: Best Short Story:

* “26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s Jul 2008)
* “Article of Faith” by Mike Resnick (Baen’s Universe Oct 2008)
* “Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two)
* “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two) (Winner)
* “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled” by Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s Feb 2008)

9:33pm: Best Professional Artist:

* Daniel Dos Santos
* Bob Eggleton
* Donato Giancola (Winner)
* John Picacio
* Shaun Tan

9:30pm: Best Graphic Story:

* The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle Written by Jim Butcher, art by Ardian Syaf (Del Rey/Dabel Brothers Publishing)
* Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment) (Winner)
* Fables: War and Pieces Written by Bill Willingham, pencilled by Mark Buckingham, art by Steve Leialoha and Andrew Pepoy, color by Lee Loughridge, letters by Todd Klein (DC/Vertigo Comics)
* Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic Story and art by Howard Tayler (The Tayler Corporation)
* Serenity: Better Days Written by Joss Whedon & Brett Matthews, art by Will Conrad, color by Michelle Madsen, cover by Jo Chen (Dark Horse Comics)
* Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores Written/created by Brian K. Vaughan, penciled/created by Pia Guerra, inked by Jose Marzan, Jr. (DC/Vertigo Comics)

9:26pm: Best Editor, Short Form:

* Ellen Datlow (Winner)
* Stanley Schmidt
* Jonathan Strahan
* Gordon Van Gelder
* Sheila Williams

9:24pm: Best Editor, Long Form

* Lou Anders
* Ginjer Buchanan
* David G. Hartwell (Winner)
* Beth Meacham
* Patrick Nielsen Hayden

9:21pm: Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form:

* “The Constant” (Lost) Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof, writers; Jack Bender, director (Bad Robot, ABC studios)
* Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Joss Whedon, & Zack Whedon, & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, writers; Joss Whedon, director (Mutant Enemy) (Winner)
* “Revelations” (Battlestar Galactica) Bradley Thompson & David Weddle, writers; Michael Rymer, director (NBC Universal)
* “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead” (Doctor Who) Steven Moffat, writer; Euros Lyn, director (BBC Wales)
* “Turn Left” (Doctor Who) Russell T. Davies, writer; Graeme Harper, director (BBC Wales)

9:12pm: Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:

* The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer, story; Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, screenplay; based on characters created by Bob Kane; Christopher Nolan, director (Warner Brothers)
* Hellboy II: The Golden Army Guillermo del Toro & Mike Mignola, story; Guillermo del Toro, screenplay; based on the comic by Mike Mignola; Guillermo del Toro, director (Dark Horse, Universal)
* Iron Man Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, screenplay; based on characters created by Stan Lee & Don Heck & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby; Jon Favreau, director (Paramount, Marvel Studios)
* METAtropolis by John Scalzi, ed. Written by: Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell and Karl Schroeder (Audible Inc)
* WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney) (Winner)

9:02pm: Best Related Book:

* Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan University Press)
* Spectrum 15: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art by Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood Books)
* The Vorkosigan Companion: The Universe of Lois McMaster Bujold by Lillian Stewart Carl & John Helfers, eds. (Baen)
* What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction by Paul Kincaid (Beccon Publications)
* Your Hate Mail Will be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press) (Winner)

8:57pm: Best Semiprozine:

* Clarkesworld Magazine edited by Neil Clarke, Nick Mamatas & Sean Wallace
* Interzone edited by Andy Cox
* Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi
* The New York Review of Science Fiction edited by Kathryn Cramer, Kris Dikeman, David G. Hartwell, & Kevin J. Maroney
* Weird Tales edited by Ann VanderMeer & Stephen H. Segal (Winner)

8:53pm: Best Fanzine:

* Argentus edited by Steven H Silver
* Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
* Challenger edited by Guy H. Lillian III
* The Drink Tank edited by Chris Garcia
* Electric Velocipede edited by John Klima (Winner)
* File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

8:50pm: Best Fan Artist:

* Alan F. Beck
* Brad W. Foster
* Sue Mason
* Taral Wayne
* Frank Wu (Winner)

8:44pm: Best Fan Writer:

* Chris Garcia
* John Hertz
* Dave Langford
* Cheryl Morgan (Winner)
* Steven H Silver

8:37pm: The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer:

* Aliette de Bodard
* David Anthony Durham (Winner)
* Felix Gilman
* Tony Pi
* Gord Sellar

8:35pm: Presentation of the Hugo Award base by Dave Howell. It’s an asteroid. The plaque floats in front of the base, and the rocket is hovering slightly over the flat surface of the asteroid, over a translucent plexi base which gives the illusion that the rocket is just taking off from the asteroid. Embedded into the plexi is a blast-off pattern composed of overlaid maple leaves. It’s very beautiful and understated.

8:28pm: The winner of the Hugo Logo Contest is Jeremy Kratz. The logo is very nice: simple and sleek.

8:22pm: The first Fandom Hall of Fame Award goes to James Gunn.

8:19pm: Forrest J. Ackerman Big Heart Award goes to Andrew Porter.

8:09pm: The ceremony is now starting. “Set your phone to vibrate, and if it’s vibrating, and you’re enjoying yourself, please keep it to yourself.”

7:43pm: We’re in the convention center, after pre-gaming a bit with some SF peeps at the Intercontinental bar. Good luck to all the nominees!


We’re live at Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention here in Montréal, Quebéc, Canada, at the Hugo Awards Ceremony. I’ll be live-blogging the ceremony as bandwidth and my iPhone permits, but you can also follow along by either checking out the Hugo Awards Twitter feed or conreporter.com.

In addition to the Hugo Awards themselves, tonight is also the announcement of the winner of the Hugo Awards logo contest. The winner of which will win $500, a glass trophy featuring the winning design, a membership to an upcoming Worldcon, signed copies of Neil Gaiman’s Hugo Award-winning novel American Gods and novella Coraline and the collection Fragile Things, including the Hugo Award-winning short story “A Study in Emerald,” as well as having the Hugo Awards use his design in their official communications, of course.

Entries from this point on will be made in reverse-chronological order, so starting at 8PM EST, keep hitting refresh on your browser for the latest news live and direct from the ceremony.

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