Best Series is a popularity contest Next year, Hugos will have a new category, if only for trial. Hugo winners, nominees and next year The Hugo Awards were announced last night. A couple of notes on the results. Overemphasizing the taint Nominations are done, and Puppies are here again. It still doesn’t mean you should vote blindly. On Awards and Popularity Popular sci-fi writers seldom win prizes. It’s tempting to think it’s because of the exclusive mentality of the awards, but it may not be just that. Hugo Awards - 2015 and future Hugo Awards were announced last night, and the biggest winner was Noah Ward.