Guardians Of The Galaxy And Ms. Marvel Win Big At The Hugo Awards

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

During the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention on Saturday August 22, the winners of the 2015 Hugo Awards were announced in Spokane, Washington: the list includes some big-name fan favorites, and maybe a few writers and artists you haven’t heard of before.

Chief among the big nominees were Interstellar, The LEGO Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which were all up for Best Dramatic Presentation in the Long Form category. Ultimately, however, awards season favorite Guardians of the Galaxy prevailed, nabbing the win.

“Oh my gosh, this is so amazing,” writer-director James Gunn tweeted upon hearing the news.

Orphan Black also won big in Best Dramatic Presentation in the Short Form, which comes on the heels of Tatiana Maslany’s long since overdue Emmy nomination.

And the rest? Get ready to find some new faves:

Best Novel: The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu
Best Novelette: “The Day the World Turned Upside Down,” Thomas Olde Heuvelt, translated by Lia Belt
Best Graphic Story: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Adrian Alphona and Jake Wyatt
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Orphan Black, “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”
Best Professional Artist: Julie Dillon
Best Semiprozine: Lightspeed Magazine
Best Fanzine: Journey Planet
Best Fancast: Galactic Suburbia Podcast
Best Fan Writer: Laura J. Mixon
Best Fan Artist: Elizabeth Leggett
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (a non-Hugo award): Wesley Chu

It’s definitely a good day for fans of Ms. Marvel, one of Marvel’s more indie titles that is finally garnering the recognition it deserves. Boasting fantastic art, diversity, and solid storylines, it’s definitely at the top of our most-recommended list.

Best Artist winner Julie Dillon does excellent work, too — her fantastical work may look familiar to those of you on Tumblr.

Credit: Julie Dillon

The complete 2015 Hugo awards list can be found on the The Hugo Awards website.

Emily Suazo