“Gravity”, “Game of Thrones” win at Hugo Awards

Back in April, we reported that Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was nominated for a Hugo Award. The awards ceremony finally took place this past Sunday, and Gravity is the winner! The film won the prize for Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form), beating fellow nominees Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 3, and Pacific Rim.

Gravity seemingly swept the awards season earlier this year, taking home Oscars, BAFTAs, and several other awards.

Meanwhile, the award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) went to Game of Thrones for the game-changing episode “The Rains of Castamere,” which stars Potter actors David Bradley (Argus Filch) and Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks). It beat a number of Doctor Who episodes and an episode of Orphan Black.

The Hugo Awards honor the best science fiction and fantasy works produced each year. The ceremony first took place at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention in 1953 and now takes place at the convention annually. The awards were named after Hugo Gernsback, who founded the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories and coined the term “science fiction.”

Click here for the full list of winners, which includes novels, short stories, artists, and fan works.

Are you happy to see Gravity and Game of Thrones defeat their fellow nominees?

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.