Things We Saw Today: ‘The Old Guard’ and ‘Hades’ Take Home Hugo Awards
Plus Guillermo del Toro, 'Star Wars Eclipse', and more!
Last night, the winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards were announced at DisCon III in Washington D.C., hosted by the World Science Fiction Convention. Winners included Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Old Guard, which won for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form and the series finale of The Good Place, which won the same category in short form.
But perhaps the biggest news of the evening was the special category Best Video Game, the second time ever the category has been presented (and the first time since 2006). Supergiants’ Hades took home the honors, where players control Zagreus, the son of Hades, as he attempts to escape from the Underworld to reach Mount Olympus.
Supergiant creative director Greg Kasavin posted his thank you speech on Twitter, writing “Wish I could have attended the #HugoAwards in person. I wasn’t able to make an acceptance speech there on behalf of the team though did have a few words here. I’m grateful that the awards are recognizing work in this category, much less the work we did!”
Wish I could have attended the #HugoAwards in person. I wasn't able to make an acceptance speech there on behalf of the team though did have a few words here. I'm grateful that the awards are recognizing work in this category, much less the work we did! pic.twitter.com/S9bfSp1i8H
— Greg Kasavin (@kasavin) December 19, 2021
Fellow award winners are listed below:
Best Novel: Network Effect
Best Novella: The Empress Of Salt And Fortune
Best Novelette: Two Truths And A Lie
Best Short Story: “Metal Like Blood In The Dark”
Best Series: The Murderbot Diaries
Best Related Work: Beowulf: A New Translation
Best Graphic Story Or Comic: Parable Of The Sower
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: The Old Guard
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: “Whenever You’re Ready,” The Good Place
Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow
Best Editor, Long Form: Diana M. Pho
Best Professional Artist: Rovina Cai
Best Semiprozine: FIYAH Magazine Of Black Speculative Fiction
Best Fanzine: nerds of a feather, flock together
Best Fancast: The Coode Street Podcast
Best Fan Writer: Elsa Sjunneson
Best Fan Artist: Sara Felix
Best Video Game: Hades
Additionally, the Lodestar Award For Best Young Adult Book went to Ursula Vernon’s A Wizard’s Guide To Defensive Baking. And the Astounding Award For The Best New Writer went to Emily Tesh (Greenhollow Duology).
(via DisCon III, image: Supergiant Games)
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- Everyone looked amazing at The Matrix Resurrections premiere. (via THR)
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