The Hugo Awards routinely recognize some of of the best in science fiction and fantasy, and on Sunday night the ceremony was held in Chicago. There were a variety of awards handed down for everything from novels to fanzines and artists … and there were two awards that were in particular notable for fans of television.
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) – “Game of Thrones.”
This is an award that is handed down for a complete product, such as a TV series that has run for an entire season. The win here for “Game of Thrones” is certainly no surprise, as you are looking at not only a fine showcase of fantasy, but one of the most faithful adaptations of a book series to the small screen that we have seen to date.
Ironically, this was the sole win for the world of George R.R. Martin, who did not take home a Hugo for any of his writing this year.
Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) – “Doctor Who” – “The Doctor’s Wife.”
The best thing about the Hugo Awards is that they actually choose to recognize the fact that “Doctor Who” exists — and is one of the best pieces of science fiction out there. This particular episode was penned by legendary author Neil Gaiman, and was a shoo-in even above some of the other standout episodes of the series.
The timing of this victory is also rather interesting, as it comes mere days after “Doctor Who” season 7 premiered on BBC One and BBC America.
Do you think these two shows are worthy winners, and do represent the world of science fiction and fantasy on television perfectly? We want to hear your thoughts below! To check out some more “Game of Thrones” scoop pertaining to the filming structure, be sure to follow the link here.
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