by Patch O'Furr
Submitted by Fred Patten, Furry’s favorite historian and reviewer.
Voting for the 2016 Ursa Major Awards, for the Best Anthropomorphic Literature and Art of the 2016 calendar year in 12 categories, is now open. The voting is open from March 13 to April 30. The awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony at Anthrocon 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA on June 29 – July 2.
The twelve categories are: Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture; Best Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short or Series; Best Anthropomorphic Novel; Best Anthropomorphic Short Fiction; Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work; Best Anthropomorphic Non-Fiction Work; Best Anthropomorphic Graphic Story; Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip; Best Anthropomorphic Magazine; Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration; Best Anthropomorphic Game; and Best Anthropomorphic Website.
Voting is open to all! To vote, go to the Ursa Major Awards website at http://www.ursamajorawards.org/ and click on “Voting for 2016” at the left.
You will receive instructions on how to register to vote. You do not have to vote in every category. Please vote in only those categories in which you feel knowledgeable.
This final ballot has been compiled from those works receiving the most nominations that were eligible. The top five nominees in each category are the finalists. Please make sure that your nominations are only for works published during the calendar year (January through December) in question.
2016 FINAL BALLOT
Best Anthropomorphic Motion Picture
Finding Dory (Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane; June 17)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni; January 29)
The Secret Life of Pets (Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney; July 8)
Sing (Directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet; December 21)
Zootopia (Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush; February 11)