More than a year after its release, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” was able to squeeze out one more award as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named the film’s script as the best written at the 2002 Nebula Awards, given out April 19 in Philadelphia.
Members of the SFWA vote for the Nebula Awards, which reward literary excellence in science fiction and fantasy. The org counts among it’s members most professional writers working in the field. Past winners included authors Octavia Butler and Greg Bear, and the screenplays written for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “The Sixth Sense.”
And the winners are . . .
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
“Bronte’s Egg” by Richard Chwedyk
“Hell Is the Absence of God” by Ted Chiang
Best Short Story
“Creature” by Carol Emshwiller
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson
SFWA Grand Master (given to a living author for a lifetime’s achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy)
Ursula K. Le Guin
SFWA Author Emeritus