Winners of the 2018 Ursa Major Awards
This year's winners and runners-up (listed in descending numbers of votes) are...
Best Motion Picture
Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
- Winner: Isle of Dogs (Directed by Wes Anderson)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman)
- Avengers: Infinity War (Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo)
- Peter Rabbit (Directed by Will Gluck)
- Mary Poppins Returns (Directed by Rob Marshall)
Best Dramatic Series or Short Work
TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.
- Winner: Aggretsuko (Season 1, 11 episodes, directed by Rarecho)
- Bojack Horseman (Season 5, 12 episodes, created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg)
- DuckTales (2017 Reboot, Seasons 1-2, episodes 10-29, developed by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones)
- Brush: A Fox Tale (animated short by Willi Anton and Faustina Arriola)
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 8, 27 episodes, directed by Denny Lu and Mike Myhre)
Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
- Winner: Small World, by Gre7g Luterman. (Thurston Howl Publications)
- Once A Dog, by Shaune Lafferty Webb. (JaffaBooks)
- Cosmic Lotus, by Bernard Doove (CreateSpace)
- The Snake's Song, by Mary E. Lowd. (ShadowSpinners Press)
Best Short Fiction
Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry, and other short written works.
- Winner: Uri's Bitterweet Story, by Uranium235. (CrossTime Cafe)
- Of Starwhals and Spaceships, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Daily Science Fiction)
- A Legend in His Own Time, by Fred Patten.† (In What the Fox?!, Thurston Howl Publications)
- The Beating of Wild Hooves, by Dwale. (In CLAW 1, Bad Dog Books) [Mature Audiences]
- Come To Todor!, by Fred Patten.† (In Exploring New Places, FurPlanet Productions)
Best Other Literary Work
Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and serialized online stories.
- Winner: What the Fox?!, edited by Fred Patten.† (Thurston Howl Publications)
- CLAW 1, edited by K.C. Alpinus. (Bad Dog Books) [Mature Audiences]
- ROAR 9, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Bad Dog Books)
- Heat 15, produced by Dark End and Teagan Gavet. (Sofawolf Press) [Mature Audiences]
- Tales From the Guild: World Tour, edited by Ocean Tigrox. (Jaffa Books)
Best Non-Fiction Work
Includes documentaries, opinion pieces, and news articles.
- Winner: Furries - Down the Rabbit Hole (Fredrik Knudsen)
- Fursuit History, parts 1 to 5 (Culturally F'd)
- This is Life with Lisa Ling: Furry Nation (CNN)
- The Day that Fandom died - November 12th, 2018 - Loss of a creator and a super fan (World in Rooview)
- Furries assist, help lead to arrest of Levi "SnakeThing" Simmons (World in Rooview)
Best Graphic Story
Includes comic books, and serialized online stories.
- Winner: Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler.
- Dreamkeepers, by David & Liz Lillie.
- Scurry, by Mac Smith.
- DreamKeepers Prelude, by David & Liz Lillie.
- Rising Sand, by Ty Dunitz and Jenn Lee.
Best Comic Strip
Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
- Winner: Carry On, by Kathy Garrison Kellogg.
- Freefall, by Mark Stanley.
- Doc Rat, by Jenner.
- Part Time Dragons, by Spike Para and Donna Vu.
- The Whiteboard, by Doc Nickel.
Edited collections of creative and/or informational works by various people, professional or amateur, published in print or online in written, pictorial or audio-visual form.
- Winner: Culturally F'd, created by Arrkay and Underbite Dragon.
- Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat.
- Moms of Furries.
- Flayrah, edited by Sonious, Dronon, and GreenReaper.
- South Afrifur Pawdcast.
Best Published Illustration
Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee-table portfolios.
- Winner: Caraid, Pirates!, website art for Furry Weekend Atlanta 2019.
- Teagan Gavet, cover for CLAW 1, short story anthology.
- Tracy Butler, Murder in Surfer's Paradise, cover of FurDU 2018 conbook.
- Demicoeur, cover for Exploring New Places, short story anthology.
- Ashley Ash, Will You Be My Valentine.
Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
- Winner: Deltarune: Chapter 1 (Developer: Toby Fox)
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Developer, Toys for Bob, Publisher, Activision)
- Ghost of a Tale (Developer and Publisher: SeithCG)
- Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! (Developer: Game Freak, Publishers: Nintendo and The Pokémon Company)
- Detective Pikachu (English release) (Developer: Creatures, Publishers: Nintendo and The Pokémon Company)
Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.
- Winner: e621 (art website) [Mature Audiences]
- Inkbunny (art website) [Mature Audiences]
- WikiFur (furry fandom encyclopedia)
- Lackadaisy.com (art and webcomic site)
- Furry Writers' Guild (Supporting, informing, elevating, and promoting quality anthropomorphic fiction and its creators)
- Winner: SonicFox, made by Yamishizen/Fursuit Enterprise.
- Penelope, made by Dludnerad and Paul Kidd, owned by Paul Kidd.
- Zabivaka, FIFA World Cup Mascot 2018.
- Ravtrag, made by Suit-a-dile, owned by Ravtrag.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, as well as a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote!
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