Dune and The Expanse are two of the big winners from this year’s Hugo Awards, beating out competition from Marvel, The Wheel of Time and more.
The Hugo Awards went down at the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago. The Hugos have been around since 1953 and exist to award the best new work in the realms of sci-fi and fantasy.
These days, there’s a lot of great sci-fi and fantasy on the screen, big and small. In the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, the award went to Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 classic. It beat out entries like Encanto, The Green Knight, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Space Sweepers and WandaVision.
The Hugos are interesting in that they don’t have separate “Best Movies” and “Best TV Shows” categories, but rather “Best Long Form” and “Best Short Form” stuff. In the category of Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, the winner was The Expanse season 5 finale, “Nemesis Games.” Other contenders included The Wheel of Time episode “The Flame of Tar Valon,” the For All Mankind episode “The Grey,” the Arcane episode “The Monster You Created,” the Loki episode “The Nexus Event,” and the Star Trek: Lower Decks episode “wej Duj.”
Moving onto “Best Novel,” the award went to A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine. And in the category of “Best Graphic Story or Comic,” the winner was Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin with art by Jamal Campbell.
There’s an embarrassment of riches in sci-fi and fantasy today. It’ll be fun to watch the Hugos next year when stuff like House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are in contention.