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When Andy Serkis (appearing as Gollum) delivered his acceptance speech for "Best Visual Performance," in the Two Towers, at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, the speech itself won a Hugo award for "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form"

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In 2014 The Wheel of Time series was nominated for a Hugo Award, meaning judges had to read 11,308 pages. Word count: 4,012,859

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  1. George R.R. Martin was an award-winning author decades before he ever became famous, with his first Hugo Award in 1975 and first Emmy nomination for producing the Beauty and the Beast TV series in 1988.

  2. Harlan Ellison wrote the Hugo Award winning short story "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" in a single night. He made no changes to the first draft.

  3. After seeing Blade Runner(1982), William Gibson, having written a third of his debut novel Neuromancer, figured he was sunk, since everyone would assume he’d copied his visual texture from the film. Neuromancer went on to be the first novel to win the Nebula, the Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards.

  4. Foundation series by Issac Asimov won Hugo award for best all time series in 1966. The Lord of the Rings was runner up.

  5. Scientologists tried to hijack the Hugo Awards in 1987, filling the World Science Fiction Convention with cultists in order to promote L. Ron Hubbard's science fiction novel

  6. Arthur C. Clarke has been honored in many ways. He has been given awards such as an Oscar in 1969, a Hugo award in 1956, the UNESCO-Kalinga Prize in 1961, and was knighted in 2000.

  7. A "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode won a Hugo Award, a prestigious award for the best science fiction or fantasy works.

  8. VR goggles were first invented in 1963 - by the person the Hugo Awards are named after.

  9. Hitler was recommended for the Iron Cross award in WWI by his superior officer Hugo Gutmann, who was Jewish.

  10. The list of awards that George R.R. Martin has won for his writing is extensive and includes multiple Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, Premio Ignotus Awards, Locus Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and the Bram Stoker Award.

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There are 12 people who have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards a.k.a. EGOT. There's only one EGOTH (EGOT+Hugo)winner, Mel Brooks.

The 2010 internet music video, "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury" by Rachel Bloom was nominated for a 2011 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. - source

Harlan Ellison was one of the first writers to be recruited by Gene Roddenberry for Star Trek. Rather than being assigned a pre-written premise, Ellison was allowed to develop his own and the result was the Hugo award winning "The City on the Edge of Forever". - source

Robert A Heinlein has received the most Hugo awards for Best Novel as well as the most nominations with 5 wins ( including one Retro Hugo) and 11 nominations. - source

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Orson Scott Card won both the Hugo and Nebula awards (the two biggest science fiction literature awards) two years in a row for his book Ender's Game and its sequel, Speaker for the Dead, in 1986 and 1987.

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The xkcd comic "1190: Time" won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story.

First person to play Lois Lane was married to the first winner of the Hugo Award

Russell Brand was kicked out of the GQ Awards for embarrassing Hugo Boss after recieving an award.

George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords lost the 2001 Hugo Award for Best Novel to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He commented "Eat your heart out, Rowling. Maybe you have billions of dollars and my Hugo, but you don't have readers like these."

In 1980 NASA invited Jeanne Robinson, co-writer of the Hugo award willing novel "Stardance" to dance in space the Space Shuttle. The invitation was withdrawn when the Challenger explosion ended the Civilian In Space Program.

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The Aviator' and 'Hugo' are the two Martin Scorsese with the most Academy Awards Nominations (each with 11)

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