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Bradbury Award

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

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

Year Winner Other nominees
1992 James Cameron,
Terminator 2[3]
1999 J. Michael Straczynski,
Babylon 5[3]
2001 Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison,
2000X — Tales of the Next Millennia[3]
2008 Joss Whedon[2]
2009[4] District 9 by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell[5]
2010[6] Inception by Christopher Nolan (director), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (Warner)
2011[7] Doctor Who: "The Doctor's Wife," by Neil Gaiman (writer), Richard Clark (director) (BBC Wales)
2012[8] Beasts of the Southern Wild, by Benh Zeitlin (director), Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin (writers), (Journeyman/Cinereach/Court 13/Fox Searchlight )
  • The Avengers, by Joss Whedon (director) and Joss Whedon and Zak Penn (writers), (Marvel/Disney)
  • The Cabin in the Woods, by Drew Goddard (director), Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (writers) (Mutant Enemy/Lionsgate)
  • The Hunger Games, by Gary Ross (director), Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray writers), (Lionsgate)
  • John Carter, by Andrew Stanton (director), Michael Chabon, Mark Andrews, and Andrew Stanton (writers), (Disney)
  • Looper, by Rian Johnson (director), Rian Johnson (writer), (FilmDistrict/TriStar)


External links

  • The Nebula Awards
  • YouTube of Bradbury Award acceptance video by Joss Whedon 2009
  • image of the Bradbury award

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