‘The Avengers’ and SAGA staple 2013 Hugo Awards

Credits: Image Comics
Credits: Image Comics

‘The Avengers’ and SAGA staple 2013 Hugo Awards

Deep in the Heart of Texas, one of the world’s most well-known science fiction awards were doled at the LoneStarCon 3 occurring over Aug. 29 to Sept. 2.

In the category recognizing comic books, Best Graphic Content was the winning provenance for SAGA from Image Comics. The breakout comic book series from co-creators Brian K. Vaughn (writer) and Fiona Staples (artist) have been the recipients of a runaway multi-nominating year. The sci-fi boosts give an action pace into the drama of a secret newlywed couple with a newborn baby that sets at odds the war waging by both their differing alien races.

Within movies, the ensuing nominees were a listing of close calls to be awarded for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Peter Jackson’s opus prequel), “Looper” (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis), “The Hunger Games” (a breakout for Jennifer Lawrence) and “The Cabin in the Woods” (Joss Whedon’s swan-song ode to horror films) were up for the win, but it was Joss Whedon’s other hit blockbuster “The Avengers” that brought home the Hugo for Marvel Studios.

If the Hugo’s film category brought notice on a significant year for Whedon then Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form highlights sci-fi television of a noteworthy time for Steven Moffat. Teleplays conceived by the writer were a volume of three out of five nominees – all making the remarkable contemporary and international fandom for Dr. Who an understandable one. Still, Moffat’s Dr. Who’s “The Angels Take Manhattan”, “Asylum of the Daleks” and “The Snowmen” were joined by “Letters of Transit” by “Fringe” in the outcome of “Blackwater” from HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.

(Hugo Awards)

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