Pixar/Walt Disney’s Academy Award Winning film, Wall•E has now been nominated for a HUGO award

HUGO awards

The 67th Annual convention has announced the balloting for this year’s awards.

Wall-E has been nominated in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form category.

  • WALL-E Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter, story; Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, screenplay; Andrew Stanton, director (Pixar/Walt Disney)

The Hugo Awards, given annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugos are voted on by the thousands of members of the current Worldcon which is also responsible for administering them.

The Hugo process is as follows:

  1. During January-March each year members of the Worldcon are each allowed to nominate up to five people or works from the previous year in fifteen categories. Typically 500+ people nominate.
  2. In early April a shortlist is announced of five finalists in each category. The ballot is mailed to all members of the Worldcon that year.
  3. Typically around a thousand members cast their final ballot, with balloting ending around sometime in July (it depends on exactly when Worldcon is that year.) The ballot is a preferential ballot which allows the voters to rank all nominees.
  4. At Worldcon the winners are announced at the Hugo Ceremony and receive a special trophy.

Wall-E is available for sale on Disney Blu-Ray and DVD.