Bradbury Award

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The Ray Bradbury Award (full name "Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation") is presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to recognize excellence in screenwriting. Originally presented in 1992 and given for specific work, the award was not presented annually and was dormant from 2001 through 2008, when it was presented for a body of work rather than an individual work.

Starting with the 2009 award, the Nebula Award for Best Script was eliminated and the Bradbury Award given in its place. While no longer a Nebula, the award will be presented at the Nebula Awards Ceremony and will follow Nebula rules and procedures.[1]

The award[edit]

Named in honor of Ray Bradbury, the physical award was designed by Vincent Villafranca.[2] The cast bronze statuette references Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, while the IBM Selectric type ball used for the figure's head is indicative of Bradbury's stated preference for using an IBM Selectric typewriter.

Winners and other nominees[edit]

Year Winner Other nominees
1992 Terminator 2: Judgment Day by James Cameron (writer/director)[3]
1999 Babylon 5 by J. Michael Straczynski (creator) [3]
2001 2000X — Tales of the Next Millennia by Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison (creators)[3]
2008 Joss Whedon (career award)[2]
2009[4] District 9 by Neill Blomkamp (writer/director) and Terri Tatchell (writer)[5]
2010[6] Inception by Christopher Nolan (writer/director)
2011[7] Doctor Who: "The Doctor's Wife" by Richard Clark (director) and Neil Gaiman (writer)
2012[8] Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin (writer/director) and Lucy Alibar (writer)
2013[8] Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, director; Alfonso Cuarón & Jonás Cuarón, writers)


  1. ^ "Ray Bradbury Award". Locus Magazine. 
  2. ^ a b Nebula Awards Ceremony 2009. Los Angeles, CA: SFWA. 2009. p. 12. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bradbury Award Information". SFWA Web Site. SFWA. Retrieved 2007-04-27. [dead link]
  4. ^ "2009 SFWA Final Nebula Awards Ballot". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc. 
  5. ^ Winners: 2009 Nebula Awards, SF Signal, accessed May 15, 2010.
  6. ^ "2010 SFWA Final Nebula Awards Ballot". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc. 
  7. ^ "2011 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc. 
  8. ^ a b Scalzi, John (2013-02-20). "This Year’s Nebula Award Nominees". Whatever. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 

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