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May 13th, 2011


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petercat
08:30 pm - Ursa Major Awards winners
The winners of the tenth annual Ursa Major Awards for the best in anthropomorphic/"funny animal" literature and art first published during the calendar year 2010 have been announced at a presentation ceremony tonight at Morphicon in Columbus, OH.

Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

How To Train Your Dragon
(Producers: DreamWorks, Mad Hatter, Vertigo; Distributor: Paramount Pictures, March 26)

Also nominated were:

Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention
(Produced by Aardman Animations for BBC One. Episode 1 to 6; 3 November to 8 December)

Also nominated were:
  • Adventure Time (Produced by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. Episodes 1 to 17b)
  • Foxy Bingo (produced for Foxy Bingo; February 5.)
  • Mongrels (Produced by the BBC for BBC Three. Episodes 1 to 8; 22 June to 10 August) Mature Audiences
  • Orangina ad campaign (Gorgeous Enterprises for Orangina, November 25)
  • Regular Show (Produced by Cartoon Network for Cartoon Network, episodes 1a to 7a)

Best Anthropomorphic Novel

Shadow of the Father, by Kyell Gold
(Sofawolf Press, January)
Mature Audiences

Also nominated were:

Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

Bridges, by Kyell Gold
(Novella released as single publication by FurPlanet Books, February)
Mature Audiences

Also nominated were:

Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

Fur-Piled #4, by Leo Magna
(Sofawolf Press, comic collection with some new material, July)

Also nominated were:

Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

Twokinds, by Tom Fischbach
(Internet, January 6 (#537) to December 4 (Holiday 2010))

Also nominated were:
  • Concession by Immelmann (Internet strips from February 9 to December 28)
  • Furthia High by QuetzaDrake (Internet strips from January 1 to December 28)
  • Cruelty by Rukis (Furplanet Books, June) Mature Audiences
  • Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet, #83 to #100)

Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip

Housepets! by Rick Griffin
(Internet strips from January 1 to December 31)

Also nominated were:
  • Broken Plot Device by Lis Boriss (Internet, January 4 to December 31)
  • Faux Pas by Robert and Margaret Carspecken. (Internet strips from #1153 to #1263)
  • Little Tales by Genesis Eve Whitmore. (Internet strips from Happy New Year 2010 to Cat Cult)
  • Sandra and Woo by Powree and Oliver Knörzer (Internet Strips from January 4 to December 30)

Best Anthropomorphic Magazine

Heat
(Sofawolf Press, July)
Mature Audiences

Also nominated were:

Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

Cover for Kyell Gold's Shadow of the Father, by Sara Palmer
(Sofawolf Press, January)

Also nominated were:

Best Anthropomorphic Game

Disney Epic Mickey
(Developer: Junction Point Studios; Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios, November 25)

Also nominated were:



More formally known as the Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Awards, the Ursa Major Awards are presented each year for excellence in the furry arts. They are intended as Anthropomorphic (a.k.a. Furry) Fandom's equivalent of the Hugo Awards presented by the World Science Fiction Society, mystery fandom's Anthony Awards, horror fandom's Bram Stoker Awards, and so forth. The physical award consists of an illustrated trophy certificate or plaque, designed by artist Heather Bruton.

Eligibility in the ten categories is for works featuring anthropomorphic characters first published during the calendar year 2010. This can include new compilations of older works, such as a new collection of previously-published separate works. Nomination and voting for the awards was open via the Internet to anyone who is a fan of anthropomorphic characters. There were five finalists in each category except where there was a tie for fifth place, in which case there were six finalists.

Between March 13 and April 17, 1,372 voters from countries as diverse as Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the USA selected the winners.

The Ursa Major Awards are administered by the Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association (ALAA), a membership organization dedicated to promoting anthropomorphic literature and arts. Each year, the ALAA encourages fans to suggest worthwhile works for inclusion in the Recommended Anthropomorphics List at http://www.ursamajorawards.org/ReadList.htm , which fans often use as a guide when nominations for the next Ursa Major Awards open in January.

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Date:May 14th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
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Nominations are made and voting is done by the fandom at large..

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