'Moon' & 'Dr. Who' Take Hugos

HUGO_2010Well-known in the science fiction literary world, the Hugo Awards, which have been given anually since 1955, also single out the best dramatic presentions in other media, including film and televison.
Presented at  Aussiecon 4 this past weekend in Melbourne, Australia,  the winner of  Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form was MOON (2009).  Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films).
The Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form went to DOCTOR WHO: “The Waters of Mars” Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
See HugoAwards.org for full details of the literary awards.
The awards are named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, considered by many “The Father of Science Fiction”, for launching the first magazine completely dedicated to the genre, Amazing Stories in 1926. (And possibly coining the phrase Science Fiction, which he originally called Scienti-Fiction, an improvement over Scientific Romance, at least in modern parlance.) 
The Awards are voted on by the members of Worldcon each year, and presented at the following convention.
Award photo via Hugo Awards.org
 

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