UPDATE 22 August 2011: The Hugo Awards were presented August 20 at Renovation in Reno, Nevada. The winners are indicated in boldface.
After receiving a record-breaking number of nominating ballots, Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon 69), simultaneously announced todayÂ the nominees for the 2011 Hugo Awards at both Norwescon 34 in Seattle and Eastercon 62 in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK.
The Hugo committee determined the final ballot after counting the results from 1,006 ballots, which marks the first time the number of nominatingÂ ballots passed 1,000. In 2007, Worldcon 65 received 409 ballots.
The 2011 Hugo Awards honor excellence in the speculative fiction genre during 2010. They cover work in both the professional and fan arenas.Â Worldcon also administers John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, which is sponsored by Dell Magazines.
The winners will be announced at the Hugo Awards Ceremonies during Renovation, in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday, August 20.
Hardcopy ballots will be provided to members via postal mail with its progress report #4, as well as a printable version available at the Renovation website. All attending and supporting members of Renovation are eligible to vote on the final ballot, providing they join before the voting deadline.
The Renovation convention committee will be distributing an e-packet of the nominated material to members who join before voting deadline. The e-packet is free with membership.
To join Renovation and vote for the works and people who were the best in 2010, go to the RenovationÂ membership page for more information.
Listed below are the nominees for 2011:
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Ballantine Spectra)
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (Gollancz; Pyr)
Feed by Mira Grant (Orbit)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
â€œThe Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queenâ€™s Windowâ€ by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Magazine, Summer 2010)
"The Lifecycle of Software Objects" by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
â€œThe Maiden Flight of McCauleyâ€™s Bellerophonâ€ by Elizabeth Hand (Stories: All New Tales, William Morrow)
â€œThe Sultan of the Cloudsâ€ by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimovâ€™s, September 2010)
â€œTroikaâ€ by Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines, Science Fiction Book Club)
â€œEight Milesâ€ by Sean McMullen (Analog, September 2010)
â€œThe Emperor of Marsâ€ by Allen M. Steele (Asimovâ€™s, June 2010)
â€œThe Jaguar House, in Shadowâ€ by Aliette de Bodard (Asimovâ€™s, July 2010)
â€œPlus or Minusâ€ by James Patrick Kelly (Asimovâ€™s, December 2010)
â€œThat Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Madeâ€ by Eric James Stone (Analog, September 2010)
Best Short Story
â€œAmaryllisâ€ by Carrie Vaughn (Lightspeed, June 2010)
â€œFor Want of a Nailâ€ by Mary Robinette Kowal (Asimovâ€™s, September 2010)
â€œPoniesâ€ by Kij Johnson (Tor.com, November 17, 2010)
â€œThe Thingsâ€ by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, January 2010)
Best Related Work
Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001, by Gary K. Wolfe (Beccon)
The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing, by Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg (McFarland)
Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara Oâ€™Shea (Mad Norwegian)
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1: (1907â€“1948): Learning Curve, by William H. Patterson, Jr. (Tor)
Writing Excuses, Season 4, by Brandon Sanderson, Jordan Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells
Best Graphic Story
Fables: Witches, written by Bill Willingham; illustrated by Mark Buckingham (Vertigo)
Girl Genius, Volume 10: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
Grandville Mon Amour, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
Schlock Mercenary: Massively Parallel, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler; colors by Howard Tayler and Travis Walton (Hypernode)
The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man, written by Mike Carey; illustrated by Peter Gross (Vertigo)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner)
How to Train Your Dragon, screenplay by William Davies, Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders; directed by Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders (DreamWorks)
Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Warner)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, screenplay by Michael Bacall & Edgar Wright; directed by Edgar Wright (Universal)
Toy Story 3, screenplay by Michael Arndt; story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich; directed by Lee Unkrich (Pixar/Disney)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
Doctor Who: â€œA Christmas Carol,â€ written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: â€œThe Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang,â€ written by Steven Moffat; directed by Toby Haynes (BBC Wales)
Doctor Who: â€œVincent and the Doctor,â€ written by Richard Curtis; directed by Jonny Campbell (BBC Wales)
"F__k Me, Ray Bradbury," written by Rachel Bloom; directed by Paul Briganti
"The Lost Thing," written by Shaun Tan; directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan (Passion Pictures)
Best Editor, Short Form
John Joseph Adams
Gordon Van Gelder
Best Editor, Long Form
Best Professional Artist
Daniel Dos Santos
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke, Cheryl Morgan, Sean Wallace; podcast directed by Kate Baker
Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi and Kirsten Gong-Wong
Weird Tales, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Stephen H. Segal
Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
Challenger, edited by Guy H. Lillian III
The Drink Tank, edited by Christopher J Garcia and James Bacon
File 770, edited by Mike Glyer
StarShipSofa, edited by Tony C. Smith
Best Fan Writer
Christopher J Garcia
Steven H Silver
Best Fan Artist
Brad W. Foster
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2009 or 2010, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award).
Note: All Campbell finalists are in their 2nd year of eligibility.
To learn how the Hugos work, please go to A description of the Hugo Awards process.
For a list of the 2010 nominees and winners, please go to 2010 Hugo nominations announced.
For a list of the 2009 nominees and winners, please go to 2009 Hugo nominations announced.
For a list of the 2008 nominees and winners, please go to 2008 Hugo nominations announced.
For a list of the 2007 nominees and winners, please go to 2007 Hugo nominations announced.
For more information on the Hugos, please go to The Hugo Awards website.