The winners of the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced on Thursday, August 16 at Worldcon 76.
Best Fan Writer
Forrest J Ackerman
Le Zombie, edited by Arthur Wilson “Bob” Tucker
Best Professional Artist
Best Editor – Short Form
John W. Campbell
Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form
Bambi, written by Perce Pearce, Larry Morey, et al., directed by David D. Hand et al. (Walt Disney Productions)
Best Short Story
“The Twonky,” by Lewis Padgett (C.L. Moore and Henry Kuttner) (Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942)
“Foundation,” by Isaac Asimov (Astounding Science-Fiction, May 1942)
“Waldo,” by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1942)
Beyond This Horizon, by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein) (Astounding Science-Fiction, April & May 1942)
The administrators report 703 valid ballots (688 electronic and 15 paper) were received and counted from convention members.
The Hugo Awards, presented first in 1953 and annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award, and one of the World Science Fiction Convention’s unique and distinguished institutions.
Since 1993, Worldcon committees have had the option of awarding Retrospective Hugo Awards for past Worldcon years prior to 1953 where they had not been presented 25, 50, or 100 years prior to the contemporary convention, with the exception of the hiatus during World War II when no Worldcon was convened. A recent change in this policy has now allowed for Retro Hugos to be awarded for the years 1942-1945.