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Angela Bassett wins a Golden Globe for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Queen Ramonda

During the 80th Golden Globe Awards, Angela Bassett won the Golden Globe award for “best supporting actress” for her portrayal as Queen Ramonda in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

In her speech, she honored the gone to soon Chadwick Boseman:

We embarked on this journey together with love. We mourned, we loved, we healed. And we will be surrounding each and every day by the light in the spirit of Chadwick Boseman.

We have joy in knowing that with this historic Black Panther series, it is part of his legacy he helped lead us to, we showed the world what black unity, leadership and love looks like beyond, behind and in front of the camera.

She’s the first performer to win a Golden Globe for their role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Lift Me Up” from the film was also nominated for “best original song”. The original Black Panther was nominated for “best motion picture – drama,” “best original song,” and “best original score” in 2019.

The 2022 Ringo Awards winners announced!

Ringo Awards

The Ringo Awards have announced the 2022 winners! The 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards were presented on the evening of Saturday, October 29, 2022 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con which took place this weekend.

Voting on the 2022 Final Ballot was restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally.

During the ceremony, Steve Geppi was presented with the 2022 Ringo Award for “Lifetime Achievement”. Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters from Oni Press was the 2022 “Spirit Award Winner”. Scott Dunbier was presented with the 2022 Dick Giordano Hero Humanitarian Award.

Congrats to all of the winners and nominees!

Winners are marked in bold.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

Best Cartoonist (Writer and Artist)

  • Jeff Lemire
  • Sas Milledge
  • Eric Powell
  • Caytlin Vilbrandt
  • Thomas Zahler

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Filipe Andrade
  • Juan Cavia
  • Tyler Crook
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Jock
  • PokuriMio
  • Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Letterer

  • Andworld Designs
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Crank!
  • Taylor Esposito
  • DC Hopkins
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Best Cover Artist

  • Simone Di Meo
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Javan Jordan
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Peach Momoko
  • Sana Takeda

Best Single Issue or Story

  • Commander RAO #1, Scout Comics
  • Mamo #1, BOOM! Studios
  • The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children #20, BOOM! Studios
  • Tales of the Night Watchman: Under the Surface, So What? Press

Best Anthology

  • DC Pride 2021, DC
  • SENSORY: Life on the Spectrum, self-published
  • Smut Peddler Presents: Sordid Past, Iron Circus Comics
  • You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, Iron Circus Comics
  • Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season, self-published

Best Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • The Comic Book History of Animation, IDW Publishing
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel, Z2
  • Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey, Graphic Mundi
  • Run: Book One, Abrams Books
  • Yummy: A History of Desserts, Random House Children’s Books

Best Presentation in Design

  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • EC Covers Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Friday Foster: The Ultimate Collection, ABLAZE Comics
  • Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, IDW Publishing
  • Stake, Scout Comics

Best Writer

  • Jeff Lemire
  • MerryWeather
  • Chris Miskiewicz
  • Tom Taylor
  • James Tynion IV

Best Inker

  • Sal Buscema
  • Adelso Corona
  • Eber Ferreira
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Sandra Hope
  • Mark Morales
  • Norm Rapmund

Best Colorist

  • Juan Cavia
  • Bruna Costa
  • Dijjo Lima
  • Dave McCaig
  • K. O’Neill
  • Sandro Pacucci
  • Santiago R. Villa

Best Series

  • Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, IDW Publishing
  • Many Deaths of Laila Starr, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios
  • Stray Dogs, Image Comics
  • Syphon, Image Comics

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ballad for Sophie, Top Shelf Productions
  • Blowback, self-published
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Djeliya, TKO Studios
  • Save it for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, Abrams Books
  • This is Where We Fall, Z2

Best Humor Comic

  • Cyclopedia Exotica, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid, Maerkle Press
  • Not All Robots, AWA Studios
  • Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book, Source Point Press
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Humor Webcomic

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender–Suki, Alone. Dark Horse Comics
  • Better Place, Top Shelf
  • Just Roll With It, Random House Children’s Books
  • Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump, Fantagraphics
  • Rainbow Bridge, Aftershock
  • The Underfoot: Into the Sun, Oni Press

Fan Favorite winners:

  • Sylas from Syphon – Fan Favorite Hero
  • Captain Martell from Blowback – Fan Favorite Villain
  • Clinic of Horrors (Webtoon) – Fan Favorite New Series
  • Vincent Kings – Fan Favorite New Talent
  • Image Comics – Fan Favorite Publisher

The Toy Foundation’s Toy of the Year Winner’s Revealed

2022 Toy of the Year Awards

The Toy of the Year Winners were revealed today marking the 23rd edition of the awards.

The awards spotlighted the finalists across 17 categories of play. Eighteen winners were announced, including a tie for Specialty Toy of the Year. The coveted overall Toy of the Year and People’s Choice award winners will be announced on November 21, 2022.

This year saw 550 submsissions which were widdled down to 122 finalists. Winners were determined by votes from Toy Association members, toy retailers (mass and specialty), media, and consumers.

Congrats to all of the winners.

  • Action Figure of the Year: Jurassic World Dominion Super Colossal Giganotosaurus (Mattel)
  • Collectible of the Year: LEGO Minifigures The Muppets (LEGO Systems)
  • Construction Toy of the Year: LEGO MARVEL I am Groot (LEGO Systems)
  • Creative Toy of the Year: Magic Mixies Magical Crystal Ball (Moose Toys)
  • Doll of the Year: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fresh Fierce Collection by The Fresh Dolls (World of EPI Company)
  • Game of the Year: Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box (The Pokémon Company International)
  • Grown-Up Toy of the Year: LEGO Ideas The Office (LEGO Systems)
  • Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year: CoComelon Ultimate Learning Adventure Bus (Just Play)
  • License of the Year: Squishmallows (Jazwares)
  • Outdoor Toy of the Year: Twister SPLASH (WowWee)
  • Playset of the Year: LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Peach Starter Course (LEGO Systems)
  • Plush Toy of the Year: 16″ Squishmallows (Jazwares)
  • Preschool Toy of the Year: Crayola Color & Erase Reusable Mat (Crayola)
  • Ride-On Toy of the Year: Mario Kart 24V Ride-On Racer (JAKKS Pacific)
  • Specialty Toy of the Year: Ann Williams Craft-tastic Nature Scavenger Hunt Potions (PlayMonster Group) and Snap Circuits: Green Energy (ELENCO)
  • STEAM Toy of the Year: Bill Nye’s VR Science Kit (Abacus Brands)
  • Vehicle of the Year: LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (LEGO Systems)

Far Sector wins the 2022 Hugo for Best Comic

Far Sector #1

This past weekend at Chicago WorldCon, the 2022 Hugo Awards winners were announced. N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell‘s Far Sector won Best Comic beating out some impressive competition. This is Jemisin’s fifth Hugo win. The series was part of DC’s Young Animal imprint introducing a new Green Lantern who has since been folded into the main DC Universe and Green Lantern series.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners below and congrats to all!

Best Novel

  • WINNER: A Desolation Called Peace, by Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, by Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager / Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Light From Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki (Tor / St Martin’s Press)
  • A Master of Djinn, by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom / Orbit UK)
  • Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (Ballantine / Del Rey)
  • She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor / Mantle)

Best Novella 

  • WINNER: A Psalm for the Wild-Built, by Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
  • Across the Green Grass Fields, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • Elder Race, by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tordotcom)
  • Fireheart Tiger, by Aliette de Bodard (Tordotcom)
  • The Past Is Red, by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom)
  • A Spindle Splintered, by Alix E. Harrow (Tordotcom)

Best Novelette 

  • WINNER: “Bots of the Lost Ark”, by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld, Jun 2021)
  • “Colors of the Immortal Palette”, by Caroline M. Yoachim (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • L’Esprit de L’Escalier, by Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom)
  • “O2 Arena”, by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (Galaxy’s Edge, Nov 2021)
  • “That Story Isn’t the Story”, by John Wiswell (Uncanny Magazine, Nov/Dec 2021)
  • “Unseelie Brothers, Ltd.”, by Fran Wilde (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)

Best Short Story 

  • WINNER: “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather”, by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • “Mr. Death”, by Alix E. Harrow (Apex Magazine, Feb 2021)
  • “Proof by Induction”, by José Pablo Iriarte (Uncanny Magazine, May/Jun 2021)
  • “The Sin of America”, by Catherynne M. Valente (Uncanny Magazine, Mar/Apr 2021)
  • “Tangles”, by Seanan McGuire (Magicthegathering.com: Magic Story, Sep 2021)
  • “Unknown Number”, by Blue Neustifter (Twitter, Jul 2021)

Best Series

  • WINNER: Wayward Children, by Seanan McGuire (Tordotcom)
  • The Green Bone Saga, by Fonda Lee (Orbit)
  • The Kingston Cycle, by C. L. Polk (Tordotcom)
  • Merchant Princes, by Charles Stross (Macmillan)
  • Terra Ignota, by Ada Palmer (Tor Books)
  • The World of the White Rat, by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) (Argyll Productions)

Best Graphic Story or Comic

  • WINNER: Far Sector, written by N.K. Jemisin, art by Jamal Campbell (DC)
  • DIE, vol. 4: Bleed, written by Kieron Gillen, art by Stephanie Hans, lettering by Clayton Cowles (Image)
  • Lore Olympus, vol. 1, by Rachel Smythe (Del Rey)
  • Monstress, vol. 6: The Vow, written by Marjorie Liu, art by Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Once & Future, vol. 3: The Parliament of Magpies, written by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Dan Mora, colored by Tamra Bonvillain (BOOM!)
  • Strange Adventures, written by Tom King, art by Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner (DC)

Best Related Work

  • WINNER: Never Say You Can’t Survive, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tordotcom)
  • Being Seen: One Deafblind Woman’s Fight to End Ableism, by Elsa Sjunneson (Tiller Press)
  • The Complete Debarkle: Saga of a Culture War, by Camestros Felapton (Camestros Felapton)
  • Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985, edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre (PM Press)
  • “How Twitter can ruin a life”, by Emily St. James (Vox, Jun 2021)
  • True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, by Abraham Riesman (Crown)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

  • WINNER: Dune, screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth; directed by Denis Villeneuve; based on the novel Dune by Frank Herbert (Warner Bros / Legendary Entertainment)
  • Encanto, screenplay by Charise Castro Smith and Jared Bush; directed by Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Charise Castro Smith (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • The Green Knight, written and directed by David Lowery (BRON Studios/A24)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, screenplay by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham; directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Space Sweepers, screenplay by Jo Sung-Hee, Yookang Seo-ae, and Yoon Seung-min; directed by Jo Sung-hee (Bidangil Pictures)
  • WandaVision, screenplay by Peter Cameron, Mackenzie Dohr, Laura Donney, Bobak Esfarjani, Megan McDonnell, Jac Schaeffer (created by and head writer), Cameron Squires, Gretchen Enders, Chuck Hayward; directed by Matt Shakman (Disney+)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

  • WINNER: The Expanse: Nemesis Games, written by Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, and Naren Shankar; directed by Breck Eisner (Amazon Studios)
  • The Wheel of Time: The Flame of Tar Valon, written by Justine Juel Gillmer, directed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, based on The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (Amazon Studios)
  • For All Mankind: The Grey, written by Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi; directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Tall Ship Productions/Sony Pictures Television)
  • Arcane: The Monster You Created, written by Christian Linke and Alex Yee; story by Christian Linke, Alex Yee, Conor Sheehy, and Ash Brannon; directed by Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord (Netflix)
  • Loki: The Nexus Event, written by Eric Martin, directed by Kate Herron, created for television by Michael Waldron (Disney+)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: wej Duj, written by Kathryn Lyn, directed by Bob Suarez (CBS Eye Animation Productions)

Best Editor, Short Form

  • WINNER: Neil Clarke
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Mur Lafferty & S.B. Divya
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheree Renée Thomas
  • Sheila Williams

Best Editor, Long Form

  • WINNER: Ruoxi Chen
  • Nivia Evans
  • Sarah T. Guan
  • Brit Hvide
  • Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  • Navah Wolfe

Best Professional Artist

  • WINNER: Rovina Cai
  • Tommy Arnold
  • Ashley Mackenzie
  • Maurizio Manzieri
  • Will Staehle
  • Alyssa Winans

Best Semiprozine

  • WINNER: Uncanny Magazine, publishers and editors-in-chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas; managing/poetry editor Chimedum Ohaegbu; nonfiction editor Elsa Sjunneson; podcast producers Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies, editor Scott H. Andrews
  • Escape Pod, editors S.B. Divya, Mur Lafferty, and Valerie Valdes; assistant editors Benjamin C. Kinney and Premee Mohamed; guest editor Brent C. Lambert; hosts Tina Connolly and Alasdair Stuart; audio producers Summer Brooks and Adam Pracht; and the entire Escape Pod team
  • FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, publisher Troy L Wiggins; executive editor DaVaun Sanders; managing editor Eboni Dunbar; poetry editor B. Sharise Moore; reviews editor and social media manager Brent Lambert; art director L. D. Lewis; web editor Chavonne Brown; non-fiction editor Margeaux Weston; guest editors Summer Farah and Nadia Shammas; acquiring editors Kaleb Russell, Rebecca McGee, Kerine Wint, Joshua Morley, Emmalia Harrington, Genine Tyson, Tonya R. Moore, Danny Lore; technical assistant Nelson Rolon
  • PodCastle, co-editors Jen R. Albert, C. L. Clark, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, and Eleanor R. Wood; assistant editors Summer Fletcher and Sofía Barker; audio producer Peter Adrian Behravesh; host Matt Dovey; and the entire PodCastle team
  • Strange Horizons, Vanessa Aguirre, Joseph Aitken, Kwan-Ann Tan, Rachel Ayers, M H Ayinde, Tierney Bailey, Scott Beggs, Drew Matthew Beyer, Gautam Bhatia, Tom Borger, S. K. Campbell, Emma Celi, Zhui Ning Chang, Rita Chen, Tania Chen, Liz Christman, Emma-Grace Clarke, Linda H. Codega, Bruhad Dave, Sarah Davidson, Tahlia Day, Arinn Dembo, Belen Edwards, Rebecca Evans, Ciro Faienza, Courtney Floyd, Lila Garrott, Guananí Gómez-Van Cortright, Colette Grecco, Julia Gunnison, Dan Hartland, Sydney Hilton, Angela Hinck, Amanda Jean, Jamie Johnson, Sean Joyce-Farley, Erika Kanda, Kat Kourbeti, Catherine Krahe, Anna Krepinsky, Clayton Kroh, Natasha Leullier, Dante Luiz, Gui Machiavelli, Cameron Mack, Samantha Manaktola, Marisa Manuel, Jean McConnell, Heather McDougal, Maria Morabe, Amelia Moriarty, Sarah Noakes, Aidan Oatway, AJ Odasso, Joel Oliver-Cormier, Kristina Palmer, Karintha Parker, Anjali Patel, Juliana Pinho, Nicasio Reed, Belicia Rhea, Abbey Schlanz, Elijah Rain Smith, Alyn Spector, Hebe Stanton, Melody Steiner, Romie Stott, Yejin Suh, Sonia Sulaiman, Ben Tyrrell, Renee Van Siclen, Kathryn Weaver, Liza Wemakor, Aigner Loren Wilson, E.M. Wright, Vicki Xu, and The Strange Horizons Editorial Collective

Best Fanzine

  • WINNER: Small Gods, Lee Moyer (Icon) and Seanan McGuire (Story)
  • The Full Lid, by Alasdair Stuart and Marguerite Kenner
  • Galactic Journey, founder Gideon Marcus; editor Janice L. Newman; associate writers Gwyn Conaway, Jason Sacks, and John Boston
  • Journey Planet, edited by Erin Underwood, Jean Martin, Sara Felix, Vanessa Applegate, Chuck Serface, Errick Nunnally, Evan Reeves, Steven H Silver, James Bacon and Christopher J Garcia
  • Quick Sip Reviews, editor Charles Payseur
  • Unofficial Hugo Book Club Blog, editors Amanda Wakaruk and Olav Rokne

Best Fancast

  • WINNER: Our Opinions Are Correct, presented by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders, produced by Veronica Simonetti
  • Be The Serpent, presented by Alexandra Rowland, Freya Marske, and Jennifer Mace
  • The Coode Street Podcast, presented by Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan producer
  • Hugo, Girl!, hosts Haley Zapal, Amy Salley, and Lori Anderson; producer/editor Kevin Anderson
  • Octothorpe, by John Coxon, Alison Scott, and Liz Batty
  • Worldbuilding for Masochists, presented by Cass Morris, Rowenna Miller, and Marshall Ryan Maresca

Best Fan Writer

  • WINNER: Cora Buhlert
  • Chris M. Barkley
  • Bitter Karella
  • Alex Brown
  • Jason Sanford
  • Paul Weimer

Best Fan Artist

  • WINNER: Lee Moyer
  • Iain J. Clark
  • Lorelei Esther
  • Sara Felix
  • Ariela Housman
  • Nilah Magruder

Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book (presented by the World Science Fiction Society)

  • WINNER: The Last Graduate, by Naomi Novik (Del Rey Books)
  • Chaos on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer (Tor Teen)
  • Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen / Rock the Boat)
  • Redemptor, by Jordan Ifueko (Amulet Books / Hot Key Books)
  • A Snake Falls to Earth, by Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)
  • Victories Greater Than Death, by Charlie Jane Anders (Tor Teen / Titan)

Astounding Award for Best New Writer (presented by Dell Magazines)

  • WINNER: Shelley Parker-Chan (1st year of eligibility)
  • Tracy Deonn (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Micaiah Johnson (2nd year of eligibility)
  • A.K. Larkwood (2nd year of eligibility)
  • Everina Maxwell (1st year of eligibility)
  • Xiran Jay Zhao (1st year of eligibility)

Dragon Awards Winners Announced

Dragon Con

Dragon Con took place this weekend and during it, the 7th annual Dragon Awards was announced. The fan’s choice awards recognizes the best in books, comics, games, and filmed entertainment.

Dragon Con announced three other awards, recognizing achievement in short fiction and lifelong contributions to the profession and fandom.

  • Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather by Sarah Pinsker was honored with the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction, established in the memory of the Nebula-award winning author and long-time Dragon Con volunteer director. A juried award, the “Eugie” celebrates the best in innovative fiction.
  • The Julie Award, given to an industry professional for universal achievement spanning multiple genres, was awarded to comic book writer and artist Jim Starlin, who created Thanos, Shang-Chi, Dreadstar, and many other best-recognized characters. Starlin was also a pioneer in securing creator ownership for comics artists and writers.
  • And, John Carroll was recognized with the Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award, given each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to fandom. Carroll has not only been a 15-year volunteer at Dragon Con, working in the convention’s Tech Ops and other departments, but also has supported several other science fiction and fantasy conventions around metro Atlanta including sister convention MomoCon.

The Dragon Awards were launched in 2016 as part of Dragon Con’s 30th anniversary. More than 7,000 fans cast ballots for this year’s awards and selected from 93 properties across 15 categories.

Congrats to everyone. And the winners are…

Best Science Fiction Novel          

Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)         

Book of Night by Holly Black

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel  

A Call to Insurrection by David Weber, Timothy Zahn, Thomas Pope

Best Alternate History Novel     

The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley by Mercedes Lackey

Best Media Tie-In Novel              

Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn

Best Horror Novel          

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Best Comic Book             

Immortal X-Men by Kieron Gillen, Mark Brooks

Best Graphic Novel        

Dune: House Atreides Volume 2 by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Dev Pramanik

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series             

Stranger Things, Netflix

Best Science Fiction of Fantasy Movie   

Dune by Denis Villeneuve

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game         

Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Science Fiction of Fantasy Mobile Game    

Diablo Immortal, Blizzard

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game      

Star Wars Outer Rim: Unfinished Business, Fantasy Flight Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectable Card / Role-Playing Game         

Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Wizards of the Coast

Chadwick Boseman wins a posthumous Emmy for his work on What If…?

T'Challa What If...?

The first of this year’s Emmy Awards were presented on Saturday. Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous Emmy for his voice performance on Marvel StudiosWhat If…?, an animated series on Disney+.

Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award. She said:

What a beautifully aligned moment it really is that one of the last things he would work on would not only be revisiting a character that was so important to him and his career and to the world, but also that it be an exploration of something new, diving into a new potential future.

Boseman beat other Marvel voice overs including F. Murray Abraham’s work as Khonshu on Moon Knight and Jeffrey Wright’s work on What If…?.

Boseman passed away on August 28, 2020 from colon cancer. He kept his condition private after being diagnosed with stage III in 2016, continuing to act until his death and through his treatment and multiple surgeries. He completed numerous productions before he was taken too soon.

The 2022 Ringo Awards Final Ballot has been announced!

Ringo Awards

The Ringo Awards have announced the 2022 nominees! The nomination process was completed with the participation of our esteemed 2022 jury as well as the voting public. Fans and comic book professionals alike showed strong support in promoting the voting process on their websites, channels, and via social media. The 2022 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, October 29, 2022 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con.

Voting on the 2022 Final Ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally.

Congrats to all of the nominees and good luck!

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

Best Cartoonist (Writer and Artist)

  • Jeff Lemire
  • Sas Milledge
  • Eric Powell
  • Caytlin Vilbrandt
  • Thomas Zahler

Best Artist or Penciller

  • Filipe Andrade
  • Juan Cavia
  • Tyler Crook
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Jock
  • PokuriMio
  • Gabriel Rodriguez

Best Letterer

  • Andworld Designs
  • Clayton Cowles
  • Crank!
  • Taylor Esposito
  • DC Hopkins
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Best Cover Artist

  • Simone Di Meo
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Stephanie Hans
  • Javan Jordan
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Peach Momoko
  • Sana Takeda

Best Single Issue or Story

  • Commander RAO #1, Scout Comics
  • Mamo #1, BOOM! Studios
  • The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #3, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children #20, BOOM! Studios
  • Tales of the Night Watchman: Under the Surface, So What? Press

Best Anthology

  • DC Pride 2021, DC
  • SENSORY: Life on the Spectrum, self-published
  • Smut Peddler Presents: Sordid Past, Iron Circus Comics
  • You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife, Iron Circus Comics
  • Yule: Dreadful Tales for the Holiday Season, self-published

Best Webcomic

Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • The Comic Book History of Animation, IDW Publishing
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Elvis: The Official Graphic Novel, Z2
  • Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 1: From Syria to Turkey, Graphic Mundi
  • Run: Book One, Abrams Books
  • Yummy: A History of Desserts, Random House Children’s Books

Best Presentation in Design

  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • EC Covers Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Friday Foster: The Ultimate Collection, ABLAZE Comics
  • Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Locke & Key: Keyhouse Compendium, IDW Publishing
  • Stake, Scout Comics

Best Writer

  • Jeff Lemire
  • MerryWeather
  • Chris Miskiewicz
  • Tom Taylor
  • James Tynion IV

Best Inker

  • Sal Buscema
  • Adelso Corona
  • Eber Ferreira
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Sandra Hope
  • Mark Morales
  • Norm Rapmund

Best Colorist

  • Juan Cavia
  • Bruna Costa
  • Dijjo Lima
  • Dave McCaig
  • K. O’Neill
  • Sandro Pacucci
  • Santiago R. Villa

Best Series

  • Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, IDW Publishing
  • Many Deaths of Laila Starr, BOOM! Studios
  • Something is Killing the Children, BOOM! Studios
  • Stray Dogs, Image Comics
  • Syphon, Image Comics

Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ballad for Sophie, Top Shelf Productions
  • Blowback, self-published
  • Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?, Albatross Funnybooks
  • Djeliya, TKO Studios
  • Save it for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest, Abrams Books
  • This is Where We Fall, Z2

Best Humor Comic

  • Cyclopedia Exotica, Drawn & Quarterly
  • Love and Capes: In the Time of Covid, Maerkle Press
  • Not All Robots, AWA Studios
  • Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Curse of the Green Book, Source Point Press
  • Wicked Things, BOOM! Studios

Best Humor Webcomic

Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender–Suki, Alone. Dark Horse Comics
  • Better Place, Top Shelf
  • Just Roll With It, Random House Children’s Books
  • Nobody Likes You, Greta Grump, Fantagraphics
  • Rainbow Bridge, Aftershock
  • The Underfoot: Into the Sun, Oni Press

Emmys’ 2022 Nominations Announced

Emmy

The nominations for the 2022 Emmys were announced today and it was rather slim when it comes to comic-based television. Shows were shut out of the major acting and show nominations getting nominations for technical aspects and specific episodes.

Check out below to see what comic shows were nominated and who they’ll be competing against and watch the 74th Emmy Awards on September 12th on NBC.

Outstanding Animated Program

  • “Arcane” • “When These Walls Come Tumbling Down” • Netflix • A Riot Games and Fortiche Production for Netflix
  • “Bob’s Burgers” • “Some Like It Bot Part 1: Eighth Grade Runner” • FOX • 20th Television
  • “Rick and Morty” • “Mort Dinner Rick Andre” • Adult Swim • Rick and Morty LLC
  • “The Simpsons” • “Pixelated and Afraid” • FOX • A Gracie Films production in association with 20th Television Animation
  • “What If…?” • “What If… Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?” • Disney+ • Marvel Studios

Outstanding Short Form Animated Program

  • “The Boys Presents: Diabolical” • “John and Sun-Hee” • Prime Video • Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television Studios, Titmouse, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures Love
  • “Death + Robots” • “Jibaro” • Netflix • Blur Studio for Netflix
  • “Robot Chicken” • “Happy Russian Deathdog Dolloween 2 U” • Adult Swim • A Stoopid Buddy Stoodios production with Williams Street
  • “Star Wars: Visions” • “The Duel” • Disney+ • Kamikaze Douga and Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • “When Billie Met Lisa” • Disney+ • A Gracie Films production in association with 20th Television Animation

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

  • The Gilded Age • Never The New • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with Universal Television and Neamo Film and Television Bob Shaw, Production Designer Larry Brown, Art Director Laura Ballinger Gardner, Art Director Regina Graves, Set Decorator
  • The Great • Wedding • Hulu • Hulu, Civic Center Media, MRC Francesca di Mottola, Production Designer Emma Painter, Art Director Monica Alberte, Set Decorator
  • Loki • Glorious Purpose • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Kasra Farahani, Production Designer Natasha Gerasimova, Art Director Claudia Bonfe, Set Decorator
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • Maisel vs. Lennon: The Cut Contest • How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? • Prime Video • Amazon Studios Bill Groom, Production Designer Neil Prince, Art Director Ellen Christiansen, Set Decorator
  • Stranger Things • Chapter Seven: The Massacre At Hawkins Lab • Netflix • Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment for Netflix Chris Trujillo, Production Designer Sean Brennan, Art Director Jess Royal, Set Decorator

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)

  • Euphoria • The Theater And Its Double • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with ADD Content Agency | HOT | TCDY Productions, Dreamcrew, Tiny Goat, A24 and The Reasonable Bunch Marcell Rév, HCA, Director of Photography
  • Loki • Lamentis • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Autumn Durald Arkapaw, Director of Photography
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel • How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? • Prime Video • Amazon Studios M. David Mullen, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Ozark • A Hard Way To Go • Netflix • MRC for Netflix Eric Koretz, Director of Photography
  • Squid Game • Stick To The Team • Netflix • Siren Pictures for Netflix Lee Hyung-deok, Director of Photography
  • Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty • Pieces Of A Man • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with HyperObject Industries, Steeplechase Amusements, Jim Hecht Productions and Jason Shuman Productions Todd Banhazl, Director of Photography

Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

  • Dopesick • Breakthrough Pain • Hulu • 20th Television, Danny Strong Productions, John Goldwyn Productions, The Littlefield Company Checco Varese, ASC, Director of Photography 1883 •
  • 1883 • Paramount+ • Linson Entertainment, Bosque Ranch Productions, 101 Studios, MTV Entertainment Studios 1883 •
  • 1883 • Paramount+ • Linson Entertainment, Bosque Ranch Productions, 101 Studios, MTV Entertainment Studios Ben Richardson, ASC, Director of Photography 1883 • Lightning Yellow Hair • Paramount+ • Linson Entertainment, Bosque Ranch Productions, 101 Studios, MTV Entertainment Studios Christina Alexandra Voros, Director of Photography
  • Gaslit • Will • STARZ • UCP in association with Esmail Corp, Anonymous Content, Red Om Films, The Slate Group Larkin Seiple, Director of Photography
  • Moon Knight • Asylum • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Gregory Middleton, ASC, Director of Photography
  • Station Eleven • Wheel Of Fire • HBO/HBO Max • HBO Max presents a Paramount Television Studios production in association with Tractor Beam Productions, Shadowfox Productions, Stone Village Television, Inc., Pacesetter Productions, and Super Frog Christian Sprenger, Director of Photography

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

  • The Book Of Boba Fett • Chapter 1: Stranger In A Strange Land • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd. Shawna Trpcic, Costume Designer Julie Robar, Costume Supervisor Areayl Cooper, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Loki • Glorious Purpose • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Christine Wada, Costume Designer Nora Pederson, Costume Supervisor Tamsin Costello, Assistant Costume Designer Carol Beadle, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Moon Knight • Gods And Monsters • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Meghan Kasperlik, Costume Designer Martin Mandeville, Costume Supervisor Richard Davies, Assistant Costume Designer Wilberth Gonzalez, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Star Trek: Picard • Penance • Paramount+ • CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment Christine Bieselin Clark, Costume Designer Michell Ray Kenney, Costume Supervisor Allison Agler, Assistant Costume Designer
  • What We Do In The Shadows • The Wellness Center • FX • FX Productions Laura Montgomery, Costume Designer Judy Laukkanen, Costume Supervisor Barbara Cardoso, Assistant Costume Designer
  • The Witcher • Family • Netflix • A Netflix Original Series Lucinda Wright, Costume Designer Rebecca Jempson, Assistant Costume Designer

Outstanding Main Title Design

  • Candy • Hulu • UCP and 20th Television Ronnie Koff, Creative Director Peter Frankfurt, Creative Director Lexi Gunvaldson, Editor Rob Slychuk, Animator Nader Husseini, Animator Elizabeth Steinberg, Designer
  • Cowboy Bebop • Netflix • A Netflix Series in association with Tomorrow Studios Karin Fong, Creative Director Kiyoon Nam, Designer/Animator James Gardner, Designer/Animator Merrill Hall, Designer/Animator Kathy Liang, Designer Lexi Gunvaldson, Editor
  • Foundation • Apple TV+ • Skydance Television for Apple Ronnie Koff, Creative Director Zach Kilroy, Editor Danil Krivoruchko, Animator/3D Artist James Gardner, Designer Brandon Savoy, Designer
  • Lisey’s Story • Apple TV+ • Bad Robot / Warner Bros. Television in association with Apple Karin Fong, Director Osbert Parker, Director Henry Chang, Lead Designer/Animator Merrill Hall, Animator Russ Gautier, Animator Lexi Gunvaldson, Editor
  • Only Murders In The Building • Hulu • 20th Television Lisa Bolan, Creative Director Tnaya Witmer, Designer Laura Perez, Designer James Hurlburt, Animator Evan Larimore, Animator Jahmad Rollins Rollins, Animator
  • Pachinko • Apple TV+ • Media Res / Blue Marble Pictures in association with Apple Angus Wall, Creative Director Nadia Tzuo, Creative Director Florian Hoffmeister, Cinematographer Ante Cheng, Cinematographer Nathaniel Park, Lead Editor Lucy Kim, Lead Animator
  • Severance • Apple TV+ • Endeavor Content / Red Hour Productions in association with Apple Oliver Latta, Director/Creative Director/Art Director/Editor/Animator/3D Artist Teddy Blanks, Typographer/Typography Animation

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • The Flight Attendant • The Reykjavík Ice Sculpture Festival Is Lovely This Time Of Year • HBO/HBO Max • HBO Max in association with Berlanti Productions, Yes, Norman Productions, and Warner Bros. Television Blake Neely, Composer
  • Loki • Glorious Purpose • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Natalie Holt, Composer
  • Only Murders In The Building • The Boy From 6B • Hulu • 20th Television Siddhartha Khosla, Composer
  • Schmigadoon! • Schmigadoon! • Apple TV+ • Broadway Video / Universal Television in association with Apple Christopher Willis, Composer
  • Severance • The We We Are • Apple TV+ • Endeavor Content / Red Hour Productions in association with Apple Theodore Shapiro, Composer
  • Succession • Chiantishire • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with Project Zeus, HyperObject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions Nicholas Britell, Composer

Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

  • 1883 • 1883 • Paramount+ • Linson Entertainment, Bosque Ranch Productions, 101 Studios, MTV Entertainment Studios Brian Tyler, Composer Breton Vivian, Composer
  • Moon Knight • Asylum • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Hesham Nazih, Composer
  • Station Eleven • Unbroken Circle • HBO/HBO Max • HBO Max presents a Paramount Television Studios production in association with Tractor Beam Productions, Shadowfox Productions, Stone Village Television, Inc., Pacesetter Productions, and Super Frog Dan Romer, Composer
  • A Very British Scandal • Episode 1 • Prime Video • Blueprint Television, Ltd. and Amazon Studios Nathan Barr, Composer
  • The White Lotus • Mysterious Monkeys • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with Rip Cord, The District and Hallogram Inc. Cristobal Tapia de Veer, Composer

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

  • Loki • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Natalie Holt, Composer
  • Only Murders In The Building • Hulu • 20th Television Siddhartha Khosla, Composer
  • Severance • Apple TV+ • Endeavor Content / Red Hour Productions in association with Apple Theodore Shapiro, Composer
  • Squid Game • Netflix • Siren Pictures for Netflix Jung Jae-il, Composer
  • The White Lotus • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with Rip Cord, The District and Hallogram Inc. Cristobal Tapia de Veer, Composer

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance

  • Moon Knight • The Friendly Type • Disney+ • Marvel Studios F. Murray Abraham as Khonshu Bridgerton
  • Capital R Rake • Netflix • A Netflix Original Series in association with shondalandmedia Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown
  • What If…? • What If… T’Challa Became A Star-Lord? • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Chadwick Boseman as Star Lord T’Challa
  • Big Mouth • A Very Big Mouth Christmas • Netflix • Netflix Maya Rudolph as Connie The Hormone
  • Monstress Central Park • Central Dark • Apple TV+ • 20th Television Animation Stanley Tucci as Bitsy Archer
  • London Time • FX • FX Productions Jessica Walter as Malory Archer
  • What If…? • What If… Ultron Won? • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Jeffrey Wright as The Watcher

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

  • Better Call Saul • Carrot And Stick • AMC • High Bridge, Crystal Diner, Gran Via Productions and Sony Pictures Television Nick Forshager, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Kathryn Madsen, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Jane Boegel, Dialogue Editor Matt Temple, Sound Effects Editor Marc Glassman, Sound Effects Editor Jeff Cranford, Foley Editor Jason Tregoe Newman, Music Editor Gregg Barbanell, Foley Artist Alex Ullrich, Foley Artist
  • The Book Of Boba Fett • Chapter 6: From The Desert Comes A Stranger • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd. Matthew Wood, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Bonnie Wild, Co-Supervising Sound Editor David Acord, Sound Editor Angela Ang, Sound Editor Ryan Cota, Sound Editor Benjamin A. Burtt, Sound Editor David Collins, Sound Editor Alyssa Nevarez, Sound Editor Stephanie McNally, Music Editor Margie O’Malley, Foley Artist Andrea Gard, Foley Artist Sean England, Foley Artist
  • Loki • Journey Into Mystery • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Matthew Wood, Co-Supervising Sound Editor David Acord, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Brad Semenoff, Sound Editor Steve Slanec, Sound Editor Kyrsten Mate, Sound Editor Adam Kopald, Sound Editor Joel Raabe, Sound Editor Anele Onyekwere, Music Editor Ed Hamilton, Music Editor Nashia Wachsman, Music Editor Shelley Roden, Foley Artist John Roesch, Foley Artist
  • Star Trek: Picard • Penance • Paramount+ • CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment Matthew E. Taylor, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Michael Schapiro, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Sean Hessinger, Dialogue Editor Alex Pugh, Sound Editor Clay Weber, Foley Editor John Sanacore, Foley Editor Ben Schorr, Music Editor Katherine Harper, Foley Artist Ginger Geary, Foley Artist
  • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds • Memento Mori • Paramount+ • CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment Matthew E. Taylor, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Michael Schapiro, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Kip Smedley, Sound Designer Clay Weber, Sound Editor John Sanacore, Sound Editor David Barbee, Sound Editor Matt Decker, Music Editor Alyson Dee Moore, Foley Artist Rick Owens, Foley Artist Chris Moriana, Foley Artist
  • Stranger Things • Chapter Seven: The Massacre At Hawkins Lab • Netflix • Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment for Netflix Craig Henighan, MPSE, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Will Files, MPSE, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Ryan Cole, MPSE, Sound Editor Korey Pereira, MPSE, Sound Editor Angelo Palazzo, MPSE, Sound Editor Katie Halliday, MPSE, Sound Editor Ken McGill, MPSE, Foley Editor Steven Baine, Foley Artist David Klotz, Music Editor Lena Glikson-Nezhelskaya, Music Editor

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special

  • American Horror Story: Double Feature • Gaslight • FX • 20th Television Christian Buenaventura, MPSE, Supervising Sound Editor Steve Suhr, Dialogue Editor David Beadle, Dialogue Editor Tim Cleveland, Sound Effects Editor Zheng Jia, Sound Effects Editor Samuel Muñoz, Foley Editor Sean McGuire, Music Editor Noel Vought, Foley Artist
  • Gaslit • Year Of The Rat • STARZ • UCP in association with Esmail Corp, Anonymous Content, Red Om Films, The Slate Group Kevin Buchholz, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Stefani Feldman, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Sang Kim, Dialogue Editor Dan Kremer, Sound Effects Editor Adam Parrish-King, Sound Effects Editor Sam Munoz, Foley Editor Jordan Aldinger, Foley Editor Ben Zales, Music Editor Chris Rummel, Music Editor Jacob McNaughton, Foley Artist Noel Vought, Foley Artist
  • Midnight Mass • Book VII: Revelation • Netflix • Intrepid Pictures for Netflix Trevor Gates, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Jonathan Wales, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Kristen Hirlinger, Dialogue Editor Jason Dotts, Dialogue / ADR Editor Michael Baird, Dialogue / ADR Editor Paul Knox, Sound Effects Editor Russell Topal, Sound Effects Editor James Miller, Sound Effects Editor Matthew Thomas Hall, Sound Effects Editor Mark Coffey, Sound Effects Editor Amy Barber, Foley Editor Julia Huberman, Foley Editor Brett “Snacky” Pierce, Music Editor Ben Parker, Foley Artist Jonathan Bruce, Foley Artist
  • Moon Knight • Gods And Monsters • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Bonnie Wild, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Mac Smith, Co-Supervising Sound Editor Kimberly Patrick, Sound Editor Vanessa Lapato, Sound Editor Matt Hartman, Sound Editor Teresa Eckton, Sound Editor Tim Farrell, Sound Editor Leo Marcil, Sound Editor Joel Raabe, Sound Editor Ian Chase, Sound Editor Anele Onyekwere, Music Editor Stephanie Lowry, Music Editor Carl Sealove, Music Editor Dan O’Connell, Foley Artist John Cucci, MPSE, Foley Artist
  • Station Eleven • Wheel Of Fire • HBO/HBO Max • HBO Max presents a Paramount Television Studios production in association with Tractor Beam Productions, Shadowfox Productions, Stone Village Television, Inc., Pacesetter Productions, and Super Frog Bradley North, MPSE, Sound Supervisor Tiffany S. Griffith, Dialogue Editor Chuck Michael, Sound Effects Editor Matt Manselle, Foley Editor Matt Kelsey, Foley Editor Lodge Worster, Music Editor Brian Straub, Foley Artist

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

  • Dopesick • Pseudo-Addiction • Hulu • 20th Television, Danny Strong Productions, John Goldwyn Productions, The Littlefield Company Nick Offord, Re-Recording Mixer Ryan Collins, Re-Recording Mixer Jay Meagher, CAS, Production Mixer
  • Gaslit • Final Days • STARZ • UCP in association with Esmail Corp, Anonymous Content, Red Om Films, The Slate Group John W. Cook II, Re-Recording Mixer Ben Wilkins, Re-Recording Mixer Devendra Cleary, CAS, Production Mixer
  • Moon Knight • Gods And Monsters • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Bonnie Wild, Re-Recording Mixer Scott R. Lewis, Re-Recording Mixer Tamás Csaba, Production Mixer Scott Michael Smith, Score Mixer
  • Pam & Tommy • The Master Beta • Hulu • Hulu, Annapurna Television, Point Grey Pictures Nick Offord, Re-Recording Mixer Ryan Collins, Re-Recording Mixer Juan Cisneros, Production Mixer
  • The White Lotus • Departures • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with Rip Cord, The District and Hallogram Inc. Christian Minkler, Re-Recording Mixer Ryan Collins, Re-Recording Mixer Walter Anderson, Production Mixer Jeffrey Roy, ADR Mixer

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode

  • The Man Who Fell To Earth • Hallo, Spaceboy • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, CBS Studios Inc., Secret Hideout, Timberman & Beverly, StudioCanal Jason Michael Zimmerman, Lead VFX Supervisor/ Supervising Producer Aleksandra Kochoska, Senior VFX Producer Shawn Ewashko, Senior VFX Coordinator Simon Carr, VFX Supervisor Elizabeth Alvarez, Senior VFX Coordinator Richard R Reed, VFX Supervisor (Cinesite) Jesper Kjolsrud, VFX Supervisor (Outpost VFX) Anna James, VFX Producer Neal Champion, SFX Supervisor
  • SEE • Rock-a-Bye • Apple TV+ • Chernin Entertainment / Endeavor Content in association with Apple Chris Wright, Overall VFX Supervisor Parker Chehak, Overall VFX Producer Scott Riopelle, On-Set VFX Supervisor Javier Roca, VFX Supervisor (El Ranchito) Tristan Zerafa, VFX Supervisor (Pixomondo) Nathan Overstrom, VFX Supervisor (Zoic Studios) Sam O’Hare, VFX Supervisor (Chickenbone FX) Tony Kenny, SPFX Coordinator Tamriko Barda, Senior VFX Coordinator
  • Snowpiercer • A Beacon For Us All • TNT • TNT in association with Tomorrow Studios and CJ Entertainment Geoff Scott, Series Visual Effects Supervisor Darren Bell, Series Visual Effects Producer Chris Ryan, Series On-set Visual Effects Supervisor & CG Supervisor Christine Galvan, Series Visual Effects Production Manager Anita Milias, Series Visual Effects Production Coordinator Jordan Acomba, Series Visual Effects Editor Jason Snea, Visual Effects Compositor: Series VFX Production Team Hannes Poser, Visual Effects Supervisor: Image Engine Jamie Barty, Visual Effects Supervisor: FuseFX
  • Squid Game • VIPS • Netflix • Siren Pictures for Netflix Cheong Jai-hoon, VFX Supervisor Kang Moon-jung, CG Supervisor (3D) Kim Hye-jin, VFX Producer Jo Hyun-jin, Layout Lead Kim Seong-cheol, Matte Painting Supervisor Lee Jae-bum, Animation Supervisor Shin Min-soo, CG Supervisor (2D) Seok Jong-yeon, Compositing Supervisor Jun Sung-man, Compositing Supervisor
  • Vikings: Valhalla • The Bridge • Netflix • A Netflix Series / An MGM Television Production Ben Mossman, VFX Supervisor Melanie Callaghan, VFX Producer Vishal Rustgi, VFX Producer Troy Tylka, CG Supervisor Mina Gaued, 2D Supervisor Jorge Perez, Lighting Lead Liz Sui, DMP Lead Blayke Nadeau, FX Lead Summer Zong, Asset Lead

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

  • The Blacklist • NBC • Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Television Cort L. Hessler III, Stunt Coordinator
  • The Book Of Boba Fett • Disney+ • Lucasfilm Ltd. JJ Dashnaw, Stunt Coordinator
  • Moon Knight • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Olivier Schneider, Stunt Coordinator Yves Girard, Stunt Coordinator
  • 9-1-1: Lone Star • FOX • 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision Buddy Sosthand, Stunt Coordinator
  • Stranger Things • Netflix • Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment for Netflix Hiro Koda, Stunt Coordinator
  • The Witcher • Netflix • A Netflix Original Series Adam Horton, Stunt Coordinator

Outstanding Stunt Performance

  • Barry • 710N • HBO/HBO Max • HBO in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply Clay Cullen, Stunt Performer David Castillo, Stunt Performer Jolene Van Vugt, Stunt Performer Chris Morrison, Stunt Performer
  • The Blacklist • Between Sleep And Awake • NBC • Sony Pictures Television Studios and Universal Television Chad Michael Hessler, Stunt Performer
  • Hawkeye • Echoes • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Carl Richard Burden, Stunt Performer Noon Orsatti, Stunt Performer Renae Moneymaker, Stunt Performer Crystal Hooks, Stunt Performer
  • Moon Knight • Gods And Monsters • Disney+ • Marvel Studios Daren Nop, Stunt Performer Jamel Blissat, Stunt Performer Estelle Darnault, Stunt Performer Sara Leal, Stunt Performer
  • Squid Game • Stick To The Team • Netflix • Siren Pictures for Netflix Lim Tae-hoon, Stunt Performer Shim Sang-min, Stunt Performer Kim Cha-i, Stunt Performer Lee Tae-young, Stunt Performer
  • Stranger Things • Chapter Four: Dear Billy • Netflix • Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment for Netflix Matthew Scheib, Stunt Performer Jura Yury Kruze, Stunt Performer

The 2021 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics begins accepting submissions on National Superhero Day

Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics

In conjunction with National Superhero Day, the 2021 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is now officially accepting submissions and also welcomes new Selection Committee Member: David F. Walker, co-creator (with Brian Michael Bendis) of DC Comics’ and The CW’s Naomi McDuffie, so named in honor of Dwayne McDuffie.

The prestigious 7th annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics will once again honor five finalists whose commitment to excellence and inclusion, both on the page as well as behind the scenes, exemplifies the late Mr. McDuffie’s own career producing entertainment that reflects a wide scope of human experience, created by an equally wide scope of human beings.

The winner will be announced at the Long Beach Comic Con by returning Master of Ceremonies, actor Phil LaMarr, who voiced both heroes Static/Virgil and John Stewart/Green Lantern in the animated Warner Bros.’ series Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited, written and produced by Mr. McDuffie.

The deadline for completed submissions to be received at dwaynemcduffie.com for the 2021 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics is 11:59pm PST on July 1st 2022.

Past winners:

2020 – They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker.
2019 – Archival Quality, written by Ivy Noelle Weir & illustrated by Christian “Steenz” Stewart (Oni Press)
2018 – Leon: Protector of the Playground, written & illustrated by Jamar Nicholas (Kids Love Comics)
2017 – Upgrade Soul, written & illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels
2016 – Ms. Marvel, written by G. Willow Wilson & illustrated by Adrian Alphona (Marvel Entertainment)
2015 – M.F.K. written & illustrated by Nilah Magruder (www.mfkcomic.com)

2021 Selection Committee

The 2021 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics’ selection committee, led by industry legend, Marv Wolfman, consists of ten prominent comics and animation professionals who personally knew and worked with Mr. McDuffie and/or have demonstrated a serious commitment to his vision of excellence and inclusiveness on the page and behind the scenes.

Colleen Doran is a cartoonist, writer/artist whose works include writing/drawing Sensational Wonder Woman, the multi-award winning adaptation Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples, and art for The Sandman, The Vampire Diaries, The Clock, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, The Walking Dead, and hundreds of other comics. She also illustrated Stan Lee’s New York Times best-selling autobiography Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible Stan Lee. Among her numerous awards and nominations are Eisner awards, the Harvey Award, The International Horror Guild Award, the Ringo and the Bram Stoker Award.

Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/creator of Molly Danger for Action Lab Entertainment, the co-creator/artist of The Wrong Earth for Ahoy Comics, co-creator of Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine for Comixology, and the penciller of the critically acclaimed series, BLACK from Black Mask Studios, as well as many titles for DC, Marvel and Dark Horse. He’s been a storyboard artist for Sony Animation and is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.

Joseph Illidge is the Executive Editor for Heavy Metal, the leading illustrated magazine and company for science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Joseph’s first job in the comic book industry was at Milestone Media, the groundbreaking publisher responsible for the popular teen hero “Static”. The first editor of color for DC Comics’ Batman franchise, Joseph is the founder of Illuminous, LLC and is co-producing the film “Xero” with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Film and Television, writer Christopher Priest, and Color Farm Media.

Heidi MacDonald is the editor-in-chief of Comicsbeat.com and has edited comics for Disney, DC Comics, Vertigo, HarperCollins and Z2. She can be heard on Publishers Weekly’s weekly podcast More To Come and found regularly on the Beat’s YouTube channel.

Kevin Rubio is a writer/producer who has contributed to Justice League Action, Avengers Assemble, Thunderbirds Are Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He is also the creator and writer of the Star Wars graphic novel, Tag & Bink Were Here, and Red 5 Publication’s Abyss Vol. I & II. He is an inaugural recipient of the George Lucas Film Award for his Star Wars short film, TROOPS, is a Promax Award winner, and is an Emmy nominee.

Geoffrey Thorne is the writer/creator of Mosaic for Marvel Comics, Prodigal for Genre 19 and writer of Green Lantern for DC Comics. He was also the head writer and showrunner of Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest as well as a writer-producer on such hit series as Leverage, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Power: Book II: Ghost, co-executive producer on Magnum P.I. and executive producer of the podcast sci-fi anthology series Geoffrey Thorne’s Dreamnasium. He is also writer of the upcoming Blood Syndicate comic book reboot for Milestone Media.

David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, educator, and creator of the pop culture fanzine BadAzz MoFo. Perhaps best known for his work in comic books, he’s written such titles as Luke Cage and Power Man and Iron Fist for Marvel, Cyborg and Naomi (which he co-created) for DC Comics, the Eisner-winning Bitter Root (which he also co-created) for Image Comics and other titles for Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite, and more.

Will J. Watkins (Director of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics) is a freelance TV, film and animation writer who is also comic book story/world-building consultant on The Protectors graphic novel published by Athlita Comics. He had a stint as an assistant editor at DC Comics and, before moving to LA, he co-owned Chicago’s first African American-owned comic book shop. He’s currently a writer on Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem.

Matt Wayne has written for many highly-regarded animation projects, including Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, Cannon Busters, Niko and the Sword of Light, the Emmy nominated Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms, and Hello Kitty: Supercute Adventures. His comics work includes Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Static/Black Lightning, and writing and editing for the original Milestone Media comics line.

Marv Wolfman is the multi-award-winning writer who created Blade for Marvel Comics, The New Teen Titans for DC Comics, and legions of other iconic characters and stories. In addition to comic books, he’s written for animation, videogames, novels and more. It’s been said that he’s created more characters who’ve made the jump to movies, TV shows, toys, games and animation than any other writer save Stan Lee.

George Pérez, Dave Stevens Among Inkwell Awards’ 2022 Lifetime Achievement

Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award

The Inkwell Awards, a non-profit devoted to promoting the art of comic book inking, has announced the winners of their lifetime achievement awards, The Joe Sinnott Hall Of Fame and The Stacey Aragon Special Recognition Award (SASRA). 

Winners of the SASRA, in alphabetical order, are Gene Day, George Pérez, John Severin, and Dave Stevens.

Gene Day’s widow, Gale Erslavas, shared the following statement:

Gene was always practicing his inking style because he said an inker could make or break the comic book process. A good inker could make a mediocre penciller great and a bad one could ruin the pencils. I know I’m biased because I thought Gene was a great inker, but I believed his pencils were even better…I am very pleased to receive this lifetime achievement award, one that recognizes Gene’s work in the artform of inking. I can only wonder had Gene not died how much more he would have accomplished. I truly believe he would have reached the stars and beyond. Thank you so much!

In December, 2021, George Pérez publicly announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and would be living out his final months connecting with and/or visiting community friends and fans while time allows. George could not be reached for comment but Jess Harrold, author of The Marvel Art of George Pérez, made the following statement: 

This award is far from the first George has received, and it won‘t be the last, but I have no doubt it will mean a great deal to him…George knows the value of a good inker. He is effusive in his praise of those who, early in his career, made him a better artist, and those who, as time went on, were able to match him for sheer enthusiasm, hard work and painstaking detail. As an inker of other pencillers, George brings all of that to the table, with an innate recognition of comic books as a unique medium of collaboration. He will elevate your artwork to the best it can be – and you know he absolutely will not skip a single line. And when Pérez inks Pérez? Hold onto your hats…George Pérez is a true Titan.

John Severin’s daughters, Michelina Severin Van Gemert and Ruth Severin Larenas, made the following announcement not just for John but also for his sister, 2019 SASRA recipient Marie Severin, because the Inkwells did not have contact info for the estate at the time:

On behalf of the family of John Severin and Marie Severin we are very proud and honored to accept this Inkwell Awards SASRA lifetime achievement award for them. They were both pioneers in the comic book industry and we wish to thank everyone involved in bestowing this well-deserved award…Our Dad’s career spanned 60-plus years. He was referred to as an ‘artist’s artist’ known for his historical knowledge and accuracy, especially in western and military genres.

Our Aunt Marie was a pioneer, being one of the first female creators in the comic-book industry; a mentor and encouragement to future women comic-book artists. Her career spanned 50-plus years…Her talent became obvious, and she began to do pencilling and inking for Marvel Comics, with a knack for caricature…She also was a colorist, artist and inker for EC Comics, DC, Atlas and Dark Horse. 

Both John and Marie Severin (Dad and Aunt Marie), despite their enormous successes in the industry, were modest and charmingly unpretentious people, who would have been both grateful and humbled by this award. Our family appreciates the Inkwells for this and we extend our warm thanks.

Dave Stevens’ sister and trustee of The Rocketeer Trust, Jennifer Stevens-Bawcum, made the following statement on behalf of her brother:

I would like to thank the Inkwell Awards’ nomination committee for this posthumous award to Dave. Thank you for keeping his memory alive and acknowledging the phenomenal talent that he possessed. His talent was apparent even in his teenage years without any professional training…Flawless is an understatement as I still am taken aback when I look at his work. I know that he touched many lives and inspired many to enter into the art field or continue in it when doubts crept in. He left an indelible mark on the world and we are the richer for it. Thank you again!

This year there are two new recipients of the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award: Brett Breeding and Bob Wiacek.

Brett Breeding said:

Thank you to everyone who voted for me for this year‘s Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award. I am humbled and honored to receive it…I was given the opportunity to work for Joe as his background assistant, and though it only lasted a short time, it provided me the chance to meet and visit Joe…one of the biggest thrills of my early days in comics… I think of him frequently and carry a small part of him with me every time I sit at my drawing board and start dipping ink. Having an award that carries his name will be a daily reminder of this giant of a man. I could not be more honored.

Bob Wiacek said:

Having known Joe Sinnott since 1968, I never thought I’d be receiving an award in his name, and for that I thank you. Though there are others who deserve this award more than I, like Reed Crandall, Bob Powell, George Roussos, and Bernie Sachs, who perfected the art of inking in their own way. If not for them and many others in this business, I would not have the job I love. I must also take this opportunity to thank Dick Giordano for giving me the chance to work with him and, more importantly, for opening my eyes as to what inking is all about. Thank you, Dick, and I will never forget you.

On behalf of the Joe Sinnott Estate, son Mark Sinnott said:

We are delighted and honored to welcome the two newest recipients of the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame award…Both have contributed so much inking talent to the comics industry throughout their illustrious careers. They both have certainly improved upon and enhanced the work of many pencillers…They both bring a world of talent and class, and are two of the nicest guys in the comics industry. I am proud to call them my friends. Joltin’ Joe would also be so proud of them, knowing that they have been selected as the newest members of this elite group. As always, keep slinging ink and never let your inkwell run dry. Congratulations on a fantastic career, Brett and Bob, and a job well done.

Full acceptance statements and information on both awards are at the Inkwell Awards‘ website.

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