SANDMAN: OVERTURE and JESSICA JONES Win HUGO Awards

The Sandman: Overture #1 cover
Credit: DC Comics
Credit: Alex Maleev (Netflix/Marvel)

The 2016 Hugo Awards were announced at an event Saturday at Kansas City's 74th World Science Fiction Convention MidAmeriCon II.

Although predominantly ruled by prose works, Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III's Sandman: Overture won for "Best Graphic Story" and an episode of Jessica Jones won for "best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form."

The full list of winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards are:

BEST NOVEL
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

BEST NOVELLA
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

BEST NOVELETTE
“Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

BEST SHORT STORY
“Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)

BEST RELATED WORK
No Award

BEST GRAPHIC STORY
The Sandman: Overture written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20th Century Fox)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions;Netflix)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
Ellen Datlow

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Sheila E. Gilbert

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Abigail Larson

BEST SEMIPROZINE
Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

BEST FANZINE
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

BEST FANCAST
No Award

BEST FAN WRITER
Mike Glyer

BEST FAN ARTIST
Steve Stiles

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