The Ursa Major Award is presented annually for “excellence in the furry arts.”
The recipients were decided by a public vote for 1,047 fans – complete voting statistics are at the link.
The wonderfully animated presentation video can be viewed at the end of the post.
The 2020 Winners
Best Motion Picture — Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
• Wolfwalkers (Directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart; October 26)
Best Dramatic Short Work — One-shots, advertisements or short videos.
• Zoophobia – “Bad Luck Jack” (Directed by Vivienne Medrano; September 30)
Best Dramatic Series — TV or YouTube series videos.
• Beastars (Directed by Shinichi Matsumi ;Season 1 Epsiode 1 to 12 USA Release English Dub)
Best Novel — Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
• The City That Barks and Roars, by J.T. Bird (9781838047917, August 1)
Best Short Fiction — Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry, and other short Written works.
• What Makes a Witch, by Linnea Capps (Weasel Press, August 18)
Best Other Literary Work — Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and serialized online stories.
• Difursity: Stories by Furries of Color, edited by Weasel (Thurston Howl productions, anthology, August 10)
• The Fandom: A Furry Documentary, directed by Ash Kreis & Eric Risher (You Tube, video, July 3)
Best Graphic Story — Includes comic books, and serialized online stories.
• Beastars, by Paru Itagaki (Viz Media and Weekly Shonen Champion, Volume 4 to 8)
Best Comic Strip — Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
• Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 1 to December 30)
Best Magazine — 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.
• Pocari Roo, YouTube videos (January 11 to December 25)
Best Published Illustration — Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee-table portfolios.
• Lofi, Cheers (Furaffinity, January 24)
Best Game — Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
• Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Developer and Publisher: Nintendo; March 20)
Best Website — Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.
• Fur Affinity, Furry art and stories
Anthropomorphic Costume (Fursuit)
• Zigc the Khajiit, Maker: Inerri Creatures, Owner/Wearer: Zigc The Khagiit, Displayed online July 3.
[Thanks to N. for the story.]