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George R. R. Martin to host the Hugo Awards virtually, finalists announced



It is that time of the year again. The Hugo Awards are upon us and it is going to be fascinating to see who wins the awards this year. The annually held awards honor the finest achievements in science fiction and fantasy storytelling for the year. Read on to find out more about the finalists and the host!

The finalists of Hugo Awards were announced recently and it consists of some of the most powerful works of art over the past year. Some of those include the likes of HBO’s Watchmen, Disney’s The Mandalorian and Avengers: Endgame in different categories. Other prominent mentions are Doctor Who and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The entire list of nominations can be found on the official website.

There is also going to honor some of the best novels and novellas. And when we talk about novels and some fine writeups how can George R.R. Martin be ignored? Martin is going to host the awards albeit virtually this year but it has still got us really excited. In fact, the great man himself is super excited about the awards and even decided to dedicate a whole blog to the awards.

He wrote:

“The Hugo Awards remain the greatest accolade that our field has to offer. One of the reasons is that it is an award chosen by the members of worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, the granddaddy of them all. By fans, in other words. By YOU, if you like.”

He also announced that he was going to host the awards this year.

“I am the Toastmaster for CoNZealand, the host at the awards ceremony, so originally I was going to get to be the guy handing out the rockets come Hugo night, a once-in-a-lifetime honor that I was looking forward to immensely.  I am still the Toastmaster, as it happens, but I guess that now I am going to be a Virtual Toastmaster.”

The Coronavirus outbreak has forced the awards to be held virtually but we can trust Martin to still make it a memorable affair.

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