Angel fights for sci fi prize, but win sure for Brit writers.
With two nominations, Angel seems likely to scoop a prestigous Hugo Award, the highest honour in science fiction, though it'll have to fight off strong competition from Lost and Battlestar Galactica.
In the key novel category it's good news for the Brits, with the first ever all-British shortlist. Nominations in some of the main categories are as follows:
Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form
- Heroes Part 1 & 2 - Stargate SG-1
- Not Fade Away - Angel
- Pilot Episode - Lost
- Smile Time - Angel
- 33 - Battlestar Galactica
- The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks
- Iron Council by China Miéville
- Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- River of Gods by Ian McDonald
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- The Incredibles
- Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow
- Spider-Man 2
Best Short Story
- The Best Christmas Ever by James Patrick Kelly
- Decisions by Michael A. Burstein
- A Princess of Earth" by Mike Resnick
- Shed Skin" by Robert J. Sawyer
- Travels with My Cats by Mike Resnick
The final winners, chosen by a ballot of science fiction fans, will be announced at the 2005 World Science Fiction Convention taking place in Glasgow between 4-8 August.
For a full list of all nominations, as well as details of the Convention, visit the Interaction site by clicking on the link below.