The Hugo Award is an annual literary award for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year, given at the World Science Fiction Convention and chosen by its members. The Hugo is widely considered the premier award in science fiction. The award is administered by the World Science Fiction Society. It is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories. Hugos were first given in 1953, at the 11th World Science Fiction Convention, and have been awarded every year since 1955.
|Awarded for||Best science fiction or fantasy works of previous year|
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The award is given in categories which have changed over the years. As of 2020[update] the award is conferred in seventeen categories of written and dramatic works.
The 2020 awards were presented at the 78th Worldcon, "CoNZealand", in Wellington, New Zealand on August 1, 2020. CoNZealand was held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 awards will be presented at the 79th Worldcon, "Discon III", in Washington, D.C. on December 18, 2021.
For lists of winners and nominees in each category, see the list of award categories.