Countdown to the 2013 Hugo Awards: The Nominated Movies
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by fillups
While the Hugo awards for writing draw the most attention every year, science fiction fans can also find lots of thought provoking entertainment in the category of Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form which includes both movies and full seasons of tv shows.
This year's group of nominees are all feature films. They include several huge audience favorites as well as a horror satire and a dash of time traveling cyberpunk.
The winner will be announced September 3rd. Check out the nominees!
A rambunctious group of five college friends steal away for a weekend of debauchery in an isolated country cabin, only to be attacked by horrific supernatural creatures in a night of endless terror and bloodshed. As the teens begin to exhibit standard horror movie behavior, a group of technicians in a control room are scrutinizing and sometimes even controlling every move the terrified kids make. Do they have any chance of escape?
The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One Ring.'
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
In the year 2074, the mob sends problem people back in time, where a hired gun awaits to eliminate them. Joe is one such hired gun, good at what he does. But problems arise when the mob tries to 'close the loop,' and Joe comes face-to-face with his future self during a hit. When Joe's future self escapes after he hesitates to finish the assignment, Joe must chase himself down and finish the job.
For more Hugo nominated science fiction, check out our entries on the nominated novels and graphic novels.