The Hugo ceremony 2020, notes

Times are not 100% accurate, typically subtract 10-20 seconds.

Hugo ceremony in full.

Intro (18.00)

  • GRRM
  • Music in the beginning, start over
  • Recorded in movie theater
  • Reference to Zoom etc.
  • Live
  • Saudi Arabia, bid again
  • China, bid again
  • Pronunciation: Lagos
  • Tiny letters in sign (see example below)
  • Noise in background
  • General description of Hugo
  • “There might be cats” 😁
  • Jokes without laughter
  • His first Hugo ceremony
  • Rubber chicken

Lodestar (33.24)

  • Recorded
  • Notice the new hat
  • Switch to live (36.12)
  • Explain procedure
  • Announce winner
  • Winner, no sound (38.04)
  • Winner, with sound (38.49)

Astounding (39.45)

  • Campbell!!!
  • First ♀️ winner, 1968
  • Trying out the subtitles for a little while, they are bad; best traumatic series
  • Hugo history and GRRM history
  • Sign, scrambled sound (49.21)
  • Rotating GRRM (49.57)
  • Winner (51.06)
  • POC get lower payments, sexual harassment etc.

About Hugo trophy (52.48)

  • The Oscar guy has 0 balls
  • Juicer!
  • Star Trek
  • The designer (1.02.34)
  • GRRM (1.05.07)
  • The Tiptree award?
  • Hugo = excellence
  • Hugo includes awards for fans

Best fancast (1.10.16)

  • Winner (1.14.52)

Best fanzine (1.16.23)

  • Winner (1.19.07)
  • BLM
  • Corona

DUFF + GUFF (1.21.25)

  • GRRM

Best fan writer (1.22.58)

  • Low sound
  • Winner (1.25.08)

Best fan artist (1.28.40)

  • Nice list of nominees
  • Winner (1.31.36)
  • Art

Best semiprozine (1.32.42)

  • GRRM
  • “The vegetable people”
  • FIYAH!
  • Winner (1.39.26)
  • 1st Black woman winner in this category

In memoriam (1.43.50)

  • Music reminds me of Mike Oldfield and The Songs of Distant Earth

Best professional artist (1.56.27)

  • GRRM
  • Winning, losing…
  • Winner (2.00.55)
  • (Trump)

Best editor, short form (2.03.39)

  • GRRM
  • Gernsback!
  • Campbell!
  • Robert Silverberg (2.06.14)
  • Campbell!
  • Wells joke
  • Lovecraft!
  • Winner (2.17.01)

Best editor, long form (2.17.47)

  • RS
  • Winner (2.20.44)

Dramatic presentation, short form (2.23.06)

  • GRRM
  • Richard Taylor, Tanya Rodger (2.27.50)
  • Winner (2.31.50)

Dramatic presentation, long form (2.32.36)

  • RT, TR
  • Winner (2.35.23)
  • Gaiman, yeah

Best graphic story (2.37.55)

  • GRRM
  • Winner (2.43.30)
  • BLM

Best related work (2.46.04)

  • GRRM
  • Nnedi Okorafor (2.47.08)
  • Winner (2.49.28)

Best series (2.53.00)

  • GRRM
  • Mary Robinette Kowal (2.55.25)
  • Winner (2.59.20)

Short story (3.00.50)

  • GRRM
  • Winner (3.05.29)

Novelette (3.07.31)

  • Winner (3.10.43)

Novella (3.11.34)

  • Winner (3.14.13)

Novel (3.17.58)

  • We can all be together.
  • Heinlein
  • TANSTAAFB
  • Winner (3.28.00)

Goodnight (3.31.41)

  • Tammy Coxen
  • Lackey, Dixon

End of file (3.35.18)

Another reaction: Some Reflections on the 2020 Hugo Ceremony a.k.a. Reminiscing with George.

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