'Game of Thrones,' 'The Avengers' win big at 2013 Hugo Awards
The Hugo Awards celebrate the best in science fiction each year, and in 2013 the annual awards ceremony did just that. "Game of Thrones" and "The Avengers" both took home awards for the television and movie categories.
The "Game of Thrones" Season 2 episode "Blackwater" won the award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. It beat out the likes of three episodes of "Doctor Who" ("The Angels Take Manhattan," "Asylum of the Daleks" and "The Snowmen") and one episode of "Fringe" ("Letters of Transit"). In 2012, "Game of Thrones" Season 1 won the Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, while a "Doctor Who" episode won Short Form.
This year, it was films that dominated the Long Form category. Joss Whedon's "The Avengers" beat out "The Hunger Games," "The Cabin in the Woods," The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "Looper" for the title.
Also among the winners in 2012 are the Brandon Sanderson novella "The Emperor's Soul," the Brian K. Vaughn graphic novel "Saga," and the John Scalzi novel "Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas." The full winners list can be found here.