Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin along with Ron Donachie accepted a rocket for "Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form" for the hit HBO fantasy series. Gaiman nabbed a "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form" award for scripting his wonderful TARDIS-centric Doctor Who episode "The Doctor's Wife." Gaiman's win is admiteddly a double-edged sword since our beloved Community was also nomiated for its brilliant, multi-timline episode "Remedial Chaos Theory."
Ousted Community creator Dan Harmon was cordial about the loss on Twitter:
— Dan Harmon (@danharmon) September 3, 2012
But the winners and losers aren't all that's been grabbing ink from this weekend's event. The awards ceremony was being streamed live via Ustream, when suddenly, during Gaiman's acceptance speech, the feed was dropped and replaced by a message reading, "Worldcon banned due to copyright infringement." It seems a third-party service called Vobile, that acts upon potential copyright issues, yanked the feed because of the Doctor Who and Community clips that ran while nominees were announced. According to a report on io9, Ustream announced that it would no longer use Vobile for its feeds. Science Fiction award show cut off by infringement-eradicating bots...ironic, eh?
Here's the full list of winners from the official Hugo Awards website:
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor)
“The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, September/October 2011)
“Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com)
BEST SHORT STORY
“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2011)
BEST RELATED WORK
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Third Edition edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls, and Graham Sleight (Gollancz)
BEST GRAPHIC STORY
Digger by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
Game of Thrones (Season 1) (HBO)
BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
“The Doctor’s Wife” (Doctor Who) (BBC Wales)
BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi, Kirsten Gong-Wong, et al.
SF Signal, edited by John DeNardo
BEST FAN WRITER
Jim C. Hines
BEST FAN ARTIST
SF Squeecast, Lynne M. Thomas, Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Elizabeth Bear, and Catherynne M. Valente
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).
E. Lily Yu