Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2012 Hugo Award Winners

Congratulations to John Picacio for winning this year's Hugo for Best Professional Artist!

Having been nominated for years, this is John's first time winning, and deservedly so. This was a particularly stellar year for John, having created 12 new pieces for George R. R. Martin's official 'A Song of Ice and Fire' calendar.

'A Song of Ice and Fire' art by John Picacio

The complete list of 2012 Hugo winners is as follows:

BEST NOVEL
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)

BEST NOVELLA
“The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, September/October 2011)

BEST NOVELETTE
“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com)

BEST SHORT STORY
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2011)

BEST RELATED WORK
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY
Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
Game of Thrones (Season 1) (HBO)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
“The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who) (BBC Wales)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
Sheila Williams

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Betsy Wollheim

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
John Picacio

BEST SEMIPROZINE
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.

BEST FANZINE
SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo

BEST FAN WRITER
Jim C. Hines

BEST FAN ARTIST
Maurine Starkey

BEST FANCAST
SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente

2 comments:

  1. At long last! CONGRATULATIONS John!

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  2. Hey, Dan -- You're gonna have one of these rockets with your name on it. It's coming. I hope I'm in the audience to cheer it on that day. This was my eighth nomination and I finally broke through that ceiling. I believe Donato finally broke through and snagged his on his sixth or seventh nomination. Some artists win it quickly (like Shaun Tan and Stephan). Some artists have to wait a while (like me and Donato). Some artists never get a sniff. You're gonna get there. I believe it.

    Congrats on the Dragon*Con GoH gig. You had a killer art booth, and I loved the piece you did for the program book cover. Way to go, man.

    I appreciate the love. Holler anytime. :)

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