List of Gaylactic Spectrum Award winners and nominees for best other work

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The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are given to works of science fiction, fantasy and horror which explore LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) topics in a positive way. They were founded in 1998, first presented by the Gaylactic Network in 1999, and in 2002 they were given their own organization, the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation.[1]

Logo of the Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation

Awards are given in categories for novels, short fiction and best other work, although in some years the award for short fiction has not been presented due to lack of sufficient nominees or no nominee of high enough quality. Other categories have also been added and removed in intervening years, and works produced before the inception of the awards are eligible to be inducted into the "Hall of Fame". Each award consists of an etched image on lucite on a stand, using a spiral galaxy in a triangle logo, based on the logo of the Gaylactic Network. The award winner's name, work title, award year and award category are etched on a small plaque on the base or on the plexiglass itself. No cash award is associated with the other work award, and the cost of the awards is paid for through individual donations and fundraising events.[2]

The other works category is open to submissions of works in any non-novel, non-short-fiction medium released during the prior calendar year in North America that includes "significant positive GLBT content". This includes: comic books, graphic novels, movies, television episodes, multimedia, anthologies, story collections, gaming products, artwork, music. The time-frame of eligibility is based on copyright date for first printing for written works, cover date for magazines and comic books, release date for films, and the first air date for television. The long list of nominees is reduced to a short list of finalists, and the results are generally announced and presented at Gaylaxicon, although they have also been presented at Worldcon in the past.[3][4] This article lists all the "Best short fiction" award nominees and winners, and short fiction hall of fame inductees.[2]

Nicola Griffith has won more than once

Nicola Griffith is the only creator to have won the other work award more than once, having won twice for editing anthologies; she was also nominated for once for her writing. The creators of Buffy the Vampire Slayer have the record for most nominations, with five, one of which won the award. Cecilia Tan has the record for most nominations without winning, having been a finalist three times for editing anthologies.[5] The most recent winners of the award are an anthology of LGBT themed science fiction entitled The Future Is Queer, edited by Richard Labonté and Lawrence Schimel, the television series Torchwood, created by Russell T Davies, and the film V for Vendetta, all in 2007. No award was presented to any of the works in the 2008 shortlist.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of work's release; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Entries in bold and with a lavender background have won the relevant award; those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the finalist nominees. Superscript letters after the result indicate simultaneous nominations in other categories, or other notes.

  Winners and joint winners
  Finalists/Short-listed nominees
  No award given
Year Author(s) / Editor(s) / Director(s) Title Publisher Note Result Ref.
1999
Griffith, NicolaNicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction Overlook Anthology Won [6]
1999
Bill Condon(dir.) Gods and Monsters Lions Gate Entertainment Film Nom [6]
1999
Lawrence Schimel (ed.) Things Invisible to See Ultra Violet Anthology Nom [6]
2000
Jonze, SpikeSpike Jonze & Charlie Kaufman Being John Malkovich Single Cell Pictures / Gramercy Pictures / Propaganda Films Film Won [6]
2000
Trey Parker & Matt Stone South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut Paramount / Warner Bros. / Comedy Central Film Nom [6]
2000
Peter David Supergirl issue #39, "On Ice" DC Comics Comic book issues Nom [6]
2001
Whedon, JossJoss Whedon et al. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fox/WB Television series Won[A] [7]
2001
Warren Ellis, Mark Millar et al. The Authority: Under New Management DC Comics Graphic novel Nom [7]
2001
Colleen Doran A Distant Soil Image comics Comic book Nom [7]
2001
Greg Egan "Oracle" Asimov's SF 07/00 Short fiction Nom [8]
2001
Michael Rowe (ed.) Queer Fear Arsenal Pulp Anthology Nom [8]
2002
Griffith, NicolaNicola Griffith & Stephen Pagel Bending the Landscape: Horror Overlook Anthology Won [8]
2002
Whedon, JossJoss Whedon et al. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fox/WB/UPN Television series Nom [8]
2002
Elizabeth Watasin Charm School #4 Slave Labor Comic book issue Nom [8]
2002
Robert Rodi Codename: Knockout #0-#6 DC / Vertigo Comics Comic book issues Nom [8]
2002
Judd Winick Green Lantern #137 & #140 DC Comics Comic book issues Nom [8]
2002
Cecilia Tan (ed.) Sextopia Circlet Press Anthology Nom [8]
2002
Steve Berman Trysts Lethe Press Collection Nom [8]
2002
Judd Winick X-Force #117-118 Marvel Comics Comic book issues Nom [8]
2003
Mark Millar et al. The Authority issues #28-29 DC comics / Wildstorm Comic book issues Won[B] [9]
2003
Judd Winick et al. Green Lantern issues #154-155, "Hate Crime" DC comics Comic book issues Won[B] [9]
2003
Michael Rowe (ed.) Queer Fear II Arsenal Pulp Anthology Won [9]
2003
Amber Benson & Christopher Golden Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Willow and Tara: Wilderness Dark Horse Comic book series Nom[B] [9]
2003
Neil Gaiman & Craig Russell Murder Mysteries Dark Horse Comic book series Nom[B] [9]
2003
Various Uncanny X-Men #414 Marvel comics Comic book issue Nom[B] [9]
2003
Various X-Statix #1-5 Marvel comics Comic book issues Nom[B] [9]
2003
Whedon, JossJoss Whedon et al. Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Seeing Red" Fox/WB/UPN Television episode Nom [9]
2003
R.H. Barlow, S. T. Joshi, Douglas Anderson & David Schultz Eyes of the God: The Weird Fiction and Poetry of R.H. Barlow Hippocampus Press Academic collection Nom [9]
2003
Cecilia Tan (ed.) Mind & Body Circlet Press Anthology Nom [9]
2003
Cecilia Tan (ed.) Wired Hard 3 Circlet Press Anthology Nom [9]
2004
Tony Kushner Angels in America HBO Television series Won [10]
2004
Greg Rucka & Michael Lark Gotham Central issues #6 - 10, "Half a Life" DC comics Comic book issues Won [10]
2004
Whedon, JossJoss Whedon et al. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fox/UPN Television series Nom [10]
2004
Various Carnivàle HBO Television series Nom [10]
2004
Stephen Godchaux & Bridget Carpenter Dead Like Me episode "The Bicycle Thief" Showtime Television episode Nom [10]
2004
Warren Ellis & Steve Dillon Global Frequency #3 DC Comics Comic book issue Nom [10]
2005
No Award [11]
2005
Various Drawn Together Comedy Central Television series Nom [11]
2005
Ian Iqbal Rashid et al. Touch of Pink Sony Pictures Classics Film Nom [11]
2005
Greg Herren (ed.) Shadows of the Night Southern Tier Anthology Nom [11]
2005
Griffith, NicolaNicola Griffith With Her Body Aqueduct Collection Nom [11]
2006
No Award, nominees carried over to 2007 [12]
2007
Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (eds.) The Future Is Queer Arsenal Pulp Anthology Won [13]
2007
Russell T Davies et al. Torchwood Season 1 BBC Television series Won [13]
2007
James McTeigue et al. V for Vendetta Warner Bros. Film Won [13]
2007
Catherynne M Valente "The Dance of Uzume-no-Ama" Prime Books Poem, from Apocrypha Nom [13]
2007
Russell T Davies et al. Doctor Who episodes, "The Empty Child" & "The Doctor Dances" BBC Television episodes Nom [13]
2007
Dave Jeser, Matthew Silverstein et al. Drawn Together Comedy Central Television series Nom [13]
2007
Shori Shiozu et al. Eerie Queerie TokyoPop Manga Nom [13]
2007
Don Sakers (ed.) Gaylaxicon 2006 Sampler Speed-of-C Anthology Nom [13]
2007
John Baumgartner et al. Hard Pill Stoebner / Baumgartner Film Nom [13]
2007
Joselle Vanderhooft (ed.) Sleeping Beauty, Indeed Torquere Anthology Nom [13]
2007
Allan Heinberg et al. Young Avengers Marvel Comics Comic book series Nom [13]
2008
Sean Abley et al. Socket Dark Blue Films, Velvet Candy Film Won [13]
2008
Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn et al. Stardust Paramount Pictures Film Won [13]
2008
Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, Geoff Johns et al. 52 DC Comics Comic book series Nom [14]
2008
Meredith Schwartz (ed.) Alleys and Doorways Torquere Anthology Nom [14]
2008
Ronald D Moore, Michael Taylor et al. Battlestar Galactica: Razor Universal, Sci-Fi Channel Television episode Nom [14]
2008
Joss Whedon et al. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Dark Horse Comics Comic book series Nom [14]
2008
Steve Berman (ed.) So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction Lethe Press Anthology Nom [14]
2008
Catherine Tregenna, Russell T Davies, et al. Torchwood episode, "Captain Jack Harkness" BBC Wales Television episode Nom [14]
2008
Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra Y: The Last Man Vertigo, DC Comics Comic book series Nom [14]
2009 -
No Award

A People's Choice award winner. B A separate Best Comic Book / Graphic novel category was created for one year.

Other works Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the award ceremonies; the works were all first published or broadcast before the founding of the awards in 1998. Listed here are all the works short listed for entry in the Hall of Fame that are not novels or short stories. A separate "Hall of Fame Media" category was created for the year 2000.

  Inductees
  Not inducted (NI)
Year Author(s) / Editor(s) / Director(s) Title Publisher Note Result Ref.
1999
Eric Garber & Lyn Paleo (eds.) Uranian Worlds: A Guide to Alternative Sexuality in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror G K Hall Non-fiction Inducted [15]
2000
Donald P. Bellisario Quantum Leap episode "Running for Honor" Belisarius Productions Media (TV) Inducted [6]
2000
Richard O'Brien & Jim Sharman The Rocky Horror Picture Show 20th Century Fox Media (Film) Inducted [6]
2000
Avery Brooks et al. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Rejoined" Paramount Television Media (TV) NI [6]
2002
Scott Lobdell et al. Alpha Flight issue #106 Marvel comics Comic book Inducted [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "About the Gaylactic Spectrum Award". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2000–2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Gaylactic Spectrum Award Official Rules". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2000–2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Books and Publishing June 1999". Locus Publications. 2003. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  4. ^ "News Log July 2003". Locus Publications. 2003. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  5. ^ Kelly, Mark R. (2003–2007). "Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Records and Tallies". Locus Publications. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "2000 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  7. ^ a b c "2001 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "2002 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "2003 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "2004 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  12. ^ "2006 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2007 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "2008 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  15. ^ Kelly, Mark R. (2003–2007). "1999 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Locus Publications. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 

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