2022 Hugo Awards Announced


The winners of the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer were announced on Sunday, September 4, 2022, during a formal ceremony at Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, hosted by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders.

2235 valid final ballots (2230 electronic and 5 paper) were received and counted from the members of Chicon 8. The winners are:

  • Best NovelA Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • Best NovellaA Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
  • Best Novelette – “Bots of the Lost Ark”, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)
  • Best Short Story – “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • Best SeriesWayward Children, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • Best Graphic Story or ComicFar Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • Best Related WorkNever Say You Can’t Survive, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Long FormDune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert (Warner Bros / Legendary Entertainment)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation, Short FormThe Expanse: Nemesis Games, written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)
  • Best Editor, Short Form – Neil Clarke
  • Best Editor, Long Form – Ruoxi Chen
  • Best Professional Artist – Rovina Cai
  • Best SemiprozineUncanny Magazine, publishers and editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; managing/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; nonfiction editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
  • Best FanzineSmall Gods, Lee Moyer (Icon) and Seanan McGuire (Story)
  • Best FancastOur Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti
  • Best Fan Writer – Cora Buhlert
  • Best Fan Artist – Lee Moyer
  • Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (presented by the World Science Fiction Society)The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)
  • Astounding Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines) – Shelley Parker-Chan (1st year of eligibility)

A full list of all finalists is available here.

Final ballot and nominating details (PDF)

Watch the Award Ceremony Live

This year’s Hugo Award ceremony will be streamed live by Chicon 8 via YouTube. The ceremony should begin at 8:00pm Chicago time. A full list of winners, and the voting breakdowns, will appear on this site in due course.

If you have a virtual membership of Chicon 8, please note that the Hugo Ceremony will not be streamed via Airmeet. This is because it is a public event, not something restricted to members.

A version of the coverage with ASL commentary is available here.

2022 Hugo Awards to be Announced on September 4, 2022

Voting for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer closed on August 11, 2022.

The results of the 2022 Awards will be announced at the 2022 Hugo Award Ceremony at Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 8:00p.m. CDT (UTC-5). The ceremony will be hosted by Toastmasters Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz in front of a live audience. The full ceremony will also be streamed live on the internet. We will post details of how to watch the ceremony live when Chicon 8 announces those details.

Subject to internet availability in the Hugo Awards Ceremony venue, we expect to Tweet the results of the Awards on @TheHugoAwards as they are presented.

Results of the 2022 Hugo Awards, including the nominating and final award ballot voting details, will be posted on the Chicon 8 website and the 2022 Hugo Awards page on our website shortly after the ceremony.

2022 Hugo Voting Open and Voter Packet Released

Online voting is now open for the 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The voter’s packet is now available online to Chicon 8 members!

All ballots must be received by 11 August 2022, 11:59 pm PDT (UTC-7). See the Chicon 8 website for voting online and accessing the voter’s packet.

Voting is open to members of Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention. The Voter’s Packet is a collection of the finalists for the 2022 Awards. The rights-holders of those works have made the works available as a courtesy to the voters. The packet is available only to the members of Chicon 8. You can join Chicon 8 by visiting the convention’s registration page. You can vote online or by submitting a paper ballot, per the instructions on the Chicon 8 website.

Please direct all questions about the 2022 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards to the 2022 Hugo Award Administrators. The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Awards. Each year’s Awards are administered by the that year’s World Science Fiction Convention, which is solely responsible for the conduct of that year’s Awards.

The results of the 2022 Hugo, Lodestar, and Astounding Awards will be announced at the Hugo Awards Ceremony at Chicon 8, on the evening of Sunday, September 4, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.

2022 Hugo Award and Lodestar Award Designers Announced

Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced who will design the 2022 Hugo Award base and the 2022 Lodestar Award. The Hugo Award trophy consists of the rocket designed by Jack McKnight and Ben Jason and refined by Peter Weston, with the design of each year’s base determined by the individual Worldcon committee. The information from Chicon 8’s announcement follows below.

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2022 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

Chicon 8, the 80th World Science Fiction Convention, announced on April 7, 2022 the finalists for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The full list of finalists is on the 2022 Hugo Awards page.

There were 1368 valid nominating ballots (1366 electronic and 2 paper) received and counted from the members of the 2021 and 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions for the 2022 Hugo Awards. Voting on the final ballot will open at a date in May 2022 to be announced.

Only Chicon 8 members will be able to vote on the final ballot and choose the winners for the 2022 Awards. If you are not already a member, you can join the convention through the Chicon 8 website. You must be at least a supporting member in order to participate in the Hugo Awards.

More information about the 2022 Hugo Awards is available on the Chicon 8 website Hugo Awards page. Questions about the 2022 Hugo Awards process should be directed to hugo-help@discon3.org. Please do not submit questions to the Hugo Awards website, as we do not administer the Hugo Awards and can only pass your questions on to the award administrators.

2022 Hugo Awards Nominations Closed March 15

Nominations for the 2022 Hugo Awards Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer closed on March 15, 2022. Finalists will be announced on April 7, according to a message posted on the Chicon 8 (2022 Worldcon) Twitter:

The Hugo Awards website does not administer the Hugo Awards, count ballots, or contact finalists. We will publish the finalist list here when Chicon 8 announces it. Direct any questions about this year’s Hugo Awards to the 2022 Hugo Award Administration Subcommittee, which is solely responsible for administering the 2022 Hugo Awards.

2022 Hugo Awards Nominations Open

The nominating period for the 2022 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on January 16 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 15, 2022.

Instructions for accessing the online nominating form have been sent to eligible members via e-mail. Check your junk e-mail/spam/promotions folders in your e-mail client for this e-mail if you did not receive it. Despite the convention’s efforts, voter information notification messages may be flagged as spam by some e-mail systems.

The Chicon 8/2022 Worldcon Hugo Awards web page has instructions for accessing the online nominating ballot for the 2022 Hugo Awards and links to PDF versions of the paper nominating ballot. Chicon 8 must receive your ballot by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 15, 2022.

Chicon 8, the 2022 World Science Fiction Convention, will present the 2022 Hugo Awards, which are generally for works first published or appearing in 2021. Any person who was a voting member of at least one of the 2021 or 2022 World Science Fiction Conventions as of 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST; UTC -8) on January 31, 2022 may cast a nominating ballot for the 2022 Awards.

The ballots will also include voting on two other awards administered by the Worldcon. These are the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, presented by the World Science Fiction Society, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer, presented by Dell Magazines.

Eligible members of the 2021 and 2022 Worldcons can make up to five nominations in each category. You are not required to nominate in all categories or to fill every nomination blank on the ballot. Chicon 8 recommends, “that you nominate whatever works and creators you have personally read or seen that were your favorites from 2021.”

Those people/works with sufficient nominations will move on the the final ballot for the 2022 Hugo Awards, which will be announced later this year after the close of nominations. While members of both the 2021 and 2022 Worldcons can nominate for the 2021 Awards, only members of the 2022 Worldcon are eligible to vote on the final ballot. If you are not yet a member of the 2022 Worldcon, see the Chicon 8 Membership Page for information about joining the convention.

There are no Retrospective Hugo Awards being presented this year. Chicon 8 has also elected to not present a special Hugo Award category in 2022.

Please direct any questions about the administration of the 2022 Hugo Awards to the Chicon 8 Hugo Award Administrators, not to the Hugo Awards web site. The Hugo Awards web site team does not administer the elections for the Hugo Awards, nor do we make eligibility rulings. The Hugo Awards web site is the “journal of record” for the Hugo Awards and acts as a central source of information about the Awards, but we do not actually administer or present the Awards. The 2022 Hugo Awards are administered by the Hugo Awards Administration Subcommittee of Chicon 8, the 2022 Worldcon, and all decisions regarding the eligibility of works and the administration of nominations are exclusively the committee’s responsibility.

2021 Hugo Awards Announced

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, announced the winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC, USA on the evening of Saturday, December 18, 2021.

BEST NOVEL

Network Effect, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

BEST NOVELLA

The Empress of Salt and Fortune, Nghi Vo (Tor.com)

BEST NOVELETTE

Two Truths and a Lie, Sarah Pinsker (Tor.com)

BEST SHORT STORY

“Metal Like Blood in the Dark”, T. Kingfisher (Uncanny Magazine, September/October 2020)

BEST SERIES

The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells (Tor.com)

BEST RELATED WORK

Beowulf: A New Translation, Maria Dahvana Headley (FSG)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, written by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy, illustrated by John Jennings (Harry N. Abrams)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM

The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Netflix / Skydance Media)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM

The Good Place: Whenever You’re Ready, written and directed by Michael Schur (Fremulon / 3 Arts Entertainment / Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM

Ellen Datlow

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM

Diana M. Pho

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

Rovina Cai

BEST SEMIPROZINE

FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L. Wiggins, executive editor DaVaun Sanders, managing editor Eboni Dunbar, poetry editor Brandon O’Brien, reviews and social media Brent Lambert, art director L. D. Lewis, and the FIYAH Team.

BEST FANZINE

nerds of a feather, flock together, ed. Adri Joy, Joe Sherry, The G, and Vance Kotrla

BEST FANCAST

The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, producer

BEST FAN WRITER

Elsa Sjunneson

BEST FAN ARTIST

Sara Felix

BEST VIDEO GAME
(A one-off category created as per WSFS rules by DisCon III)

Hades (Publisher and Developer: Supergiant Games)

The following awards which are administered by WSFS and voted on alongside the Hugo Awards were also included in the ceremony.

LODESTAR AWARD for BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (Argyll Productions)

ASTOUNDING AWARD for BEST NEW WRITER

Emily Tesh (2nd year of eligibility)

DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, announced the winners of the 2021 Hugo Awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC, USA on the evening of Saturday, December 18, 2021. Final ballot placements and detailed voting counts are available here (PDF). Nominating details are here (PDF).

Watch the 2021 Hugo Awards Live

The 2021 Hugo Awards Ceremony at DisCon III, the 79th World Science Fiction Convention, in Washington DC is scheduled for 9 PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5) on Saturday, December 18, 2021. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the DisCon III website.

We will post the detailed results shortly after the ceremony ends. We expect category-by-category results to be announced through the DisCon III Twitter feed, and we will retweet these results through the Hugo Awards Twitter feed.