Good Furry Award open for nominations until May 31; Ursa Major Award winners for 2020
by Patch O'Furr
There’s a few days left to nominate a furry for the 2021 Good Furry Award!
The award recognizes furries who show the best side of the fandom or work to help others. In 2020, The Fandom documentary maker Ash Coyote won, after Tony “Dogbomb” Barrett in 2019. A trophy and $500 goes to the winner, to be announced by Grubbs Grizzly on his “Ask Papabear” website in June. To help you decide, there’s a list of nominees that makes a good read about furry happenings. More than thirty nominees are eligible for your vote now.
Have you seen or heard anything furry in 2021 that might deserve an Ursa Major Award?
You can suggest it now for the 2021 Recommended Anthropomorphics List! The list is a guide (but not the limit) for who may deserve an award nomination at the end of the year.
Last month all of last year’s Ursa Major Award winners were announced on YouTube.
- Best Motion Picture: Wolfwalkers (Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine)
Runners-up: Sonic the Hedgehog – Soul – Onward – Hayop Ka!
- Best Dramatic Short Work: ZooPhobia – “Bad Luck Jack” (Vivziepop)
Runners-up: “The Humiliation of Jinjur Maiham” – “Burrow” – “Mystery Skulls Animated” – “Trick Moon”
- Best Dramatic Series: Beastars (U.S. release of the English dub, Season 1)
Runners-up: Helluva Boss – Aggretsuko – BNA: Brand New Animal – Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
- Best Short Fiction: “What Makes a Witch”, by Linnea Capps (Weasel Press)
Runners-up: “Summer Strawberries” – “Familiar” – “The Glow” – “Tittilating Trivia”
- Best Other Literary Work: Difursity: Stories by Furries of Color, edited by Weasel (anthology, Bound Tales Press/Thurston Howl)
Runners-up: Blacksad: The Collected Stories – Tales of Hayven Celestia – Selections of Anthropomorphic Regalements, Vol. 1 – Bush Heroes
- Best Non-Fiction Work: The Fandom: A Furry Documentary, directed by Ash Kreis & Eric Risher
Runners-up: The Last Bronycon – From Paw To Print – The Best and Worst Anthro Movies – Furries Among Us 3
- Best Novel: The City That Barks and Roars, by J.T. Bird (self-published)
Runners-up: On The Mark – Entanglement Bound – Disbanded – Spin the Bottle
- Best Graphic Story: Beastars, by Paru Itagaki (manga, English translation, Vol. 4-9)
Runners-up: Shine – Found – A&H Club – Oren’s Forge
- Best Comic Strip: Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Jan. 1 – Dec. 30)
Runners-up: Carry On – Freefall – Doc Rat – The Whiteboard
- Best Magazine: Pocari Roo’s videos
Runners-up: Dogpatch Press – Furry Writers’ Guild – Flayrah – Zooscape
- Best Website: Fur Affinity
Runners-up: SoFurry – Loona – Furry Life Online – Stolas
- Best Published Illustration: “Cheers” (by Lofi)
Runners-up: “A Night At The Fair” – “Paintwork” – “Sir Monty, The Good Boy” – “Take Off Your Headset!!”
- Best Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons (developer and publisher: Nintendo)
Runners-up: Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Spiritfarer – Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Them’s Fightin’ Herds
- Best Anthropomorphic Costume (Fursuit): Zigc the Khajiit – maker: Inerri Creatures; owner, wearer: Zigc.
Runners-up: Toriel – Cassidy Civet – Inutami Luki the Saluki – Xif
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