Doctor Who Wins Fifth Hugo Award

Plus all the other results in full

The 2011 Hugo Award winners were announced on Saturday 20  August at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada, and Doctor Who nabbed its fifth accolade in the history of the event for the series five two-part finale “The Pandorica Opens”/“The Big Bang”.

The story won the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category beating two other Doctor Who stories: “A Christmas Carol” and “Vincent and the Doctor” as well as the picture book The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan and the YouTube song sensation “F**k Me, Ray Bradbury” by Rachel Bloom (hmmm, was TV really that bereft of decent episodes last year?).

The award is the fourth for Steven Moffat, having previously won for “The Empty Child”/“The Doctor Dances”, “The Girl in the Fireplace” and “Blink”. Last year the award was won by “The Waters of Mars” written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford.

The Hugo Awards, which have been presented every year since 1955, are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories.

BEST NOVEL

Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)

BEST NOVELLA

The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)

BEST NOVELETTE

“The Emperor of Mars” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s, June 2010)

BEST SHORT STORY

“For Want of a Nail” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimov’s, September 2010)

BEST RELATED WORK

Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It edited by Lynne M Thomas and Tara O’Shea (Mad Norwegian)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse written by Phil and Kaja Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by
Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

Inception written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

Doctor Who: “The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,” written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

Sheila Williams

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

Lou Anders

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Shaun Tan

BEST SEMIPROZINE

Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker

BEST FANZINE

The Drink Tank edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon

BEST FAN WRITER

Claire Brialey

BEST FAN ARTIST

Brad W Foster