Ray 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, in place of the discontinued Nebula Award for Best Script. 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.
Named in honor of Ray Bradbury, the physical award was designed by Vincent Villafranca. 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 nominees
In the following table, the years correspond to the date of the ceremony, rather than when the work was first released. Entries with a blue background and an asterisk (*) next to the writer's name have won the award; those with a white background are the other nominees on the shortlist.
Winners and joint winners
This Ray Bradbury Award was not the current Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation. Before 2009 the winner was chosen by the President of SFWA, not by vote of the organization’s members.
|1991||James Cameron (writer/director) and William Wisher (writer)*||Terminator 2: Judgment Day|
|1998||J. Michael Straczynski*||Babylon 5|
|2000||Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan Ellison*||2000X: Tales of the Next Millennia|
|2008||Joss Whedon*||Joss Whedon filmography|
Starting with the 2009 award, the Nebula Award for Best Script was eliminated and the Ray 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.
In 1971, James Warren, the publisher of Warren Publishing began giving out a series of awards at the New York Comic Con, including one called the Ray Bradbury Award for Best Story, which went to Tom Sutton for the story "Snowman" publishing in Creepy issue 31. In subsequent years, the award for Best Story from Warren Publishing was not referred to as the Ray Bradbury Award. This award is completely unrelated to the award presented by SFWA.
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