The 2019 Ursa Major Awards final ballot is open for voting from March 1 to March 31 on the UMA website.
The 2019 Nominees
Best Motion Picture
Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
- Avengers: Endgame (Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo; April 26)
- Frozen 2 (Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck; November 22)
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Directed by Rob Letterman; May 3)
- Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling (Directed by Joe Murray and Cosmo Serguson; August 9)
- Toy Story 4 (Directed by Josh Cooley; June 21)
Best Dramatic Series or Short Work
TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.
- Aggretsuko, Season 2 (Directed by Rarecho)
- Amphibia (Directed by Bert Youn and Derek Kirk Kim)
- Beastars (Directed by Shinichi Matsumi) Episode 1, October 8, 2019 (Japan)
- Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (Written and Storyboarded by Phil Ahn, Allison Craig, Nathanael H. Jones, Griffith Kimmins, Alexandria Kwan, Nora Meek, Michael Moloney, Emily Oetzell, Parker Simmons, and Chris Ybarra)
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 9 (Directed by Denny Lu, Mike Myhre, and Gillian Comerford)
Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
- Darwin-sensei, Kemono Musume-tachi ga Gakuen de Omochi desu!, by Daisaburo Nonoue
- Fair Trade, by Gre7g Luterman
- Nexus Nine, by Mary E. Lowd
- Off The Mark, by Bernard Doove and Jeff Hartt
- Red Skies, by GS Cole and NC Shapero
Best Short Fiction
Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry, and other short Written works.
- Black Out In Space, by Mary E. Lowd
- Bourbon Jack, by Linnea Capps
- Ecto-Cafe, by Mary E. Lowd
- The Move, by Kristi Brooks
- This Dog For Hire, by Mary E. Lowd, in Jove Deadly’s Lunar Detective Agency
Best Other Literary Work
Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and serialized online stories.
- Fang 10, edited by Kyell Gold and Sparf
- Heat 16, edited by Alopex and Dark End
- Jove Deadly’s Lunar Detective Agency, by Garrett Marco and Mary E. Lowd
- ROAR Volume 10, edited by Mary E. Lowd
- The Rabbit Dies First, edited by Ryan Campbell
- Tri-Galactic Trek, edited by Mary E. Lowd
Best Graphic Story
Includes comic books, and serialized online stories.
- Beastars: Volume 12-16, by Itagaki Paru
- The Dreamkeepers, by David & Liz Lillie
- Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler
- Shine, by Babystar
- Slightly Damned, by Chu
Best Comic Strip
Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
- Carry On, by Kathy Garrison Kellogg
- Doc Rat, by Jenner
- Freefall, by Mark Stanley
- Friends You Are Stuck With, by Gabe Bold
- Housepets!, by Rick Griffin
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.
- Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat
- Flayrah, edited by GreenReaper, Sonious, and Dronon
- Up Fur Review, podcast by Jaden Drackus, TJ Minde, and Mog K. Moogle
- Virginity Clan, YouTube videos
- Zooscape, edited by Mary E. Lowd
Best Published Illustration
Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee-table portfolios.
- Idess, Jove Deadly’s Lunar Detective Agency book cover
- Moth Monarch, Furnal Equinox 2019 T-shirt design
- Moth Monarch, Surf Pacific Anthrocon 2019 banner and conbook art
- Silfoe, Off The Mark book cover
- Teagan Gavet, Tri-Galactic Trek book cover
Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
- Blacksad: Under The Skin
- Kingdom Hearts III
- Pokémon: Sword and Shield
- Untitled Goose Game
- Winds of Change
Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.
- Fur Affinity
Because there were insufficient qualifying nominations, there will not be a Non-Fiction Work or Fursuit category this year.