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Source Code Nominated For 2012 Hugo Award

HUGO Awards

Nominations for the 2012 Hugo awards have just been announced with Source Code nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form). Source Code (Vendome Pictures. Written by Ben Ripley, Directed by Duncan Jones) will be up against fellow nominees:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
  • Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
  • Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)

The 2012 Hugo Awards will be presented at Chicon 7, the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention, August 30 to September 3, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

This is Duncan’s second Hugo nomination, the first being for MOON in the 2010 Awards which MOON also won. Fingers crossed we get another one of these beauties by Nick Stathopoulos to add to the mantlepiece 🙂

Duncan Jones Hugo Award 2010 - By Rodene Ronquillo
Duncan Jones Hugo Award 2010 - By Rodene Ronquillo

A full list of all nominations for the 2012 awards is available on the Hugo Awards site.

Hugo Takes Up Residence In LA

It was back in September 2010 that MOON had the honor of winning a prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, a fantastic achievement, beating fellow nominees Avatar, District 9, Star Trek & Up.

We featured a lovely pic of the award in the original announcement, designed by Nick Stathopoulos, described as “An organic Art Nouveau Hugo”

And now the award itself has found it’s home with Duncan in LA, pictured here with Sam Bell’s original suit from MOON. What a stunna!

Photography by Rodene Ronquillo

MOON Beats Avatar, District 9, Star Trek & Up To Scoop The Hugo Award

Hugo Awards

The 2010 Hugo Awards have just taken place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia, BLIMEY O’REILLY! MOON has won the Best Dramatic Presentation, Long category, beating other nominees Avatar, District 9, Star Trek & Up. A fantastic achievement against an outstanding list of fellow nominees.

The award, designed by Nick Stathopoulos is a bit of a stunner, described as “An organic Art Nouveau Hugo”

An organic Art Nouveau Hugo by Nick Stathopoulos
An organic Art Nouveau Hugo by Nick Stathopoulos

Following Cover It Live coverage there were huge cheers at the event, with Hugo Awards Cheryl Morgan saying “Good job Duncan Jones is not here. Would have made complete fool of myself”

Duncan Jones’ reaction came via Twitter

Holy shnikey! A Bafta and a Hugo in the same year! I really CAN only go down-hill from here!! ;’)

The full list of all of this years Hugo Award winners is available here.

Congratulations AGAIN, to all team MOON 🙂

MOON Receives HUGO Award Nomination

Duncan Jones Directorial debut MOON has received a nomination in the 2010 HUGO Awards. Announced on the Aussiecon4 Twitter feed this evening, the nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long are:

  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • Moon
  • Star Trek
  • Up

Some stiff competition there, we’ll find out whether MOON can take the prize at the awards at Aussiecon 4 in Melbourne on Sunday, 5 September 2010. Full list of nominations on the Aussiecon 4 site.

What are the Hugo Awards?

The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.

Once again, good luck MOON!