2010 Hugo Awards nominees

The prestigious science fiction Hugo Awards nominees have been announced, and a number of major scifi TV, film, and comics releases from the last year have gotten nods.

In the “Best Graphic Story” (aka, comic books) category, nominations were given to Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert’s Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk’s Captain Britain and MI-13, Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham’s Fables: The Dark Ages, Kaja and Phil Foglio’s Girl Genius: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm, and Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenery: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse.

For “Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form” (movies), nods went to Avatar, District 9, Moon, Star Trek, and Up.

“Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form” (TV), nominations went to three Doctor Who episodes — “The Next Doctor,” “Planet of the Dead,” and “The Waters of Mars” — as well as Dollhouse: “Epitaph 1” and FlashForward: “No More Good Days.” Personally, I’m offended that my beloved Lost was overlooked, particularly for a banner year that included fan favorites like “LaFleur” and “The Incident.”

Am I the only one bothered by Lost‘s absence? What titles didn’t make the list that you’re disappointed about? Why do the Hugos name their categories using terms that require explaining? And why does the list seem heavily slanted toward British properties and writers? I am full of questions, and so few answers…

Anyway, you can view the entire list here, which includes nominees for novels, short stories, magazines, and more.

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