Tuesday, January 15, 2019

2019 Nerds of a Feather Hugo Awards Longlist, Part 2: Visual Work Categories

Welcome to our continuing presentation of the Nerds of a Feather 2019 Hugo Award Longlist (see part 1 here). Today will look at Graphic Story and the two Dramatic Presentation categories.  

As before, we here at 'nerds of a feather, flock together' are presenting a collective longlist of potential Hugo nominees that we think are worthy of your consideration. These selections represent the spectrum of tastes, tendencies, and predilections found among our group of 13 writers.

As a reminder, this list should not at all be considered comprehensive. Some outstanding works will not make our longlist for the simple reason that we have not seen or read it. We encourage you to think of this as a list of candidates to consider alongside works which you are already familiar, nothing more and nothing less.  

Graphic Story
Destroyer, Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
Lumberjanes, Volume 8: Stone Cold, by Shannon Waters and Kat Leyh
Monstress: Volume 3: Haven, by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
Saga: Volume 9, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
The Walking Dead, Volume 29: The Lines We Cross, by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
White Sand: Volume 2, by Brandon Sanderon, Rik Hoskin, and Julius Gopez
X-Men: Grand Design, by Ed Piskor

Dramatic Presentation, Long Form
Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
The Banner Saga 3 (Video Game)
Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler
Critical Role Campaign 2: Episode 26
The Endless, directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
Hereditary, directed by Ari Aster
I Kill Giants, directed by Anders Waller
Incredibles 2, directed by Brad Bird
Pacific Rim: Uprising, directed by Steven S. DeKnight
Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg
Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard
Sorry to Bother You, directed by Boots Riley
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski
A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay

Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
(full seasons of any show can be nominated as Dramatic Presentation, Long Form)

Altered Carbon: Season 1, created by Laeta Kalogridas
Recommended Episode: S1E1: "Out of the Past"

Castle Rock: Season 1, created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason
Recommended Episode: S1E7: "The Queen"

Dirty Computer (Album), by Janelle Monae

Dirty Computer: Emotion Picture, directed by Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning

Doctor Who, Season 11, created by Sydney Newman, Chris Chibnail (lead writer)
Recommended Episode: S11E9: "Rosa"

The Dragon Prince: Season 1, created by Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond
Recommended Episode: S1E3: "Moonrise"

The Expanse: Season 3, created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby
Recommended Episode: S3E13: "Abaddon's Gate"

The Good Place: Season 3, created by Michael Schur
Recommended Episode: S3E9: "Janet(s)"

Steven Universe: Season 5, created by Rebecca Sugar
Recommended Episode: S5E23 "Reunited"

POSTED BY: Joe Sherry - Co-editor of Nerds of a Feather, 2017 & 2018 Hugo Award Finalist for Best Fanzine. Minnesotan.