In the world of sci-fi/fantasy writing, few awards are as prestigious as the Hugo Award, given out starting in 1953 and named after the founder of the Amazing Stories magazine. And this year, Supernatural has been nominated for the first time ever in the Short-Form Dramatic category (for TV episodes).
The show was nominated for the recent “Just My Imagination” episode, in which Sam reconnects with his childhood imaginary friend. The nominees are the director, Richard Speight, Jr. (who played Gabriel, aka the Trickster) and writer Jenny Klein, who started as a writers’ assistant in season 3 and worked her way up to story editor and eventually a writer.
The episode is nominated against four other sci-fi/fantasy TV episodes:
“Headache” from Grimm
“AAKA Smile” from Jessica Jones (the season 1 finale)
“Heaven Sent” from Doctor Who
“The Cutie Map” from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
Yes, the Winchesters are competing against fairy tales, a super hero, a Time Lord and cartoon horses.
The ceremony for winners will be held Saturday, August 20.