Doctor Who The Waters Of Mars Wins 2010 Hugo Award

Other Hugo 2010 winners include China Mieville, Charles Stross and Moon

Water always wins, so this news should come as no surprise. Doctor Who ’s “The Waters Of Mars” has won the Hugo for “Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form”, while Moon won the “Longform” category (quite why they don't just call them films and TV is anybody's guess, but hey, it’s tradition). As the Doctor Who News Page points out: “The award is the first for Russell T Davies. Doctor Who has previously won three Hugo Awards, all for stories penned by current Showrunner Steven Moffat. In 2006 ‘The Empty Child’/‘The Doctor Dances’; in 2007 ‘The Girl in the Fireplace’; in 2008 for ‘Blink’.”

This year’s Hugo Awards Ceremony was held earlier today at Aussiecon in Melbourne, with Garth Nix as host. Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Novel: TIE: The City & The City , China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK); The Windup Girl , Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
Best Novella: “Palimpsest”, Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)
Best Novelette: “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
Best Short Story: “Bridesicle”, Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
Best Related Book: This is Me, Jack Vance! (Or, More Properly, This is “I”) , Jack Vance (Subterranean)
Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Moon Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story by Duncan Jones; Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who : “The Waters of Mars” Written by Russell T Davies & Phil Ford; Directed by Graeme Harper (BBC Wales)
Best Editor Short Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Best Editor Long Form: Ellen Datlow
Best Professional Artist: Shaun Tan
Best Semiprozine: Clarkesworld edited by Neil Clarke, Sean Wallace, & Cheryl Morgan
Best Fan Writer: Frederik Pohl
Best Fanzine: StarShipSofa edited by Tony C Smith
Best Fan Artist: Brad W Foster

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