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On August 17, 2014, "Time" won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story at the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in London.  

More information about the Hugo Awards is available on the official website.

NominationEdit

Randall Munroe had previously been nominated for a Hugo twice before, in 2011 and 2012 for the category "Best Fan Artist," but did not take home the award either time.

On the thread, the subject of potential awards came up quickly.  The OTTer edo was the first to suggest an award, and the first to suggest nominating the OTC specifically for a "Best Graphic Story" Hugo was jjjdavidson on April 30, 2013.  Several others lauded the idea, including keithl, Eutychus, and CasCat.

On April 4, 2014, it was announced that "Time" had been nominated in the Best Graphic Story category of the Hugo awards.


Acceptance SpeechEdit

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Cory Doctorow accepted the award on behalf of Munroe.  Upon reaching the podium he donned a red cape and goggles - the uniform Doctorow is drawn as wearing in xkcd comics (such as Blagofaire and 1337: Part 5 ). He read this brief speech:

Thank you so much.  This is truly an honor.  I'm sorry I can't be there in person, but Cory has been kind enough to accept on my behalf.  
Since "Time" was an animation which was published online at one frame per hour, I've asked Cory to read these remarks at one word per hour.  If it's still Sunday when you're hearing this, it means he's COMPLETELY ignored my instructions.  
Thank you to everyone who came along on the four-month journey with me, collecting information and building tools to view the story.  Thank you to all of you at WorldCon.  And thank you to Cory, for generously volunteering to stand up here and read whatever words I write on this paper.  Gazebo.  Ointment.  Harpsichord.  Credenza.  Bungalow.  
Thank you.
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The actual acceptance speech - photo by Cory Doctorow and posted on his Twitter feed (@doctorow).

Video of the ceremony may be viewed here - the Best Graphic Story segment starts at approximately 1:28:00.


Speech PresentationEdit

Fans, noting Doctorow's lack of careful instruction-following, determined how the speech ought to have been presented, given an estimated start of 9:30 pm British Summer Time and proceeding at the rate of one word per hour.  It would have finished over five days later, in the early morning hours of the following Saturday.  (Click "Expand" to view the full table.)
Date Time Word
Sunday, August 17 9:30 pm Thank
Sunday, August 17 10:30 pm you
Sunday, August 17 11:30 pm so
Monday, August 18 12:30 am much.
Monday, August 18 1:30 am This
Monday, August 18 2:30 am is
Monday, August 18 3:30 am truly
Monday, August 18 4:30 am an
Monday, August 18 5:30 am honor.
Monday, August 18 6:30 am I'm
Monday, August 18 7:30 am sorry
Monday, August 18 8:30 am I
Monday, August 18 9:30 am can't
Monday, August 18 10:30 am be
Monday, August 18 11:30 am there
Monday, August 18 12:30 pm in
Monday, August 18 1:30 pm person,
Monday, August 18 2:30 pm but
Monday, August 18 3:30 pm Cory
Monday, August 18 4:30 pm has
Monday, August 18 5:30 pm been
Monday, August 18 6:30 pm kind
Monday, August 18 7:30 pm enough
Monday, August 18 8:30 pm to 
Monday, August 18 9:30 pm accept
Monday, August 18 10:30 pm on
Monday, August 18 11:30 pm my
Tuesday, August 19 12:30 am behalf.
Tuesday, August 19 1:30 am Since
Tuesday, August 19 2:30 am "Time"
Tuesday, August 19 3:30 am was
Tuesday, August 19 4:30 am an
Tuesday, August 19 5:30 am animation
Tuesday, August 19 6:30 am which
Tuesday, August 19 7:30 am was
Tuesday, August 19 8:30 am published
Tuesday, August 19 9:30 am online
Tuesday, August 19 10:30 am at
Tuesday, August 19 11:30 am one
Tuesday, August 19 12:30 pm frame
Tuesday, August 19 1:30 pm per
Tuesday, August 19 2:30 pm hour,
Tuesday, August 19 3:30 pm I've
Tuesday, August 19 4:30 pm asked
Tuesday, August 19 5:30 pm Cory
Tuesday, August 19 6:30 pm to
Tuesday, August 19 7:30 pm read
Tuesday, August 19 8:30 pm these
Tuesday, August 19 9:30 pm remarks
Tuesday, August 19 10:30 pm at
Tuesday, August 19 11:30 pm one
Wednesday, August 20 12:30 am word
Wednesday, August 20 1:30 am per
Wednesday, August 20 2:30 am hour.
Wednesday, August 20 3:30 am If
Wednesday, August 20 4:30 am it's
Wednesday, August 20 5:30 am still
Wednesday, August 20 6:30 am Sunday
Wednesday, August 20 7:30 am when
Wednesday, August 20 8:30 am you're
Wednesday, August 20 9:30 am hearing
Wednesday, August 20 10:30 am this,
Wednesday, August 20 11:30 am it
Wednesday, August 20 12:30 pm means
Wednesday, August 20 1:30 pm he's
Wednesday, August 20 2:30 pm COMPLETELY
Wednesday, August 20 3:30 pm ignored
Wednesday, August 20 4:30 pm my 
Wednesday, August 20 5:30 pm instructions.
Wednesday, August 20 6:30 pm Thank
Wednesday, August 20 7:30 pm you
Wednesday, August 20 8:30 pm to
Wednesday, August 20 9:30 pm everyone
Wednesday, August 20 10:30 pm who
Wednesday, August 20 11:30 pm came
Thursday, August 21 12:30 am along
Thursday, August 21 1:30 am on
Thursday, August 21 2:30 am the
Thursday, August 21 3:30 am four-month
Thursday, August 21 4:30 am journey
Thursday, August 21 5:30 am with
Thursday, August 21 6:30 am me,
Thursday, August 21 7:30 am collecting
Thursday, August 21 8:30 am information
Thursday, August 21 9:30 am and
Thursday, August 21 10:30 am building
Thursday, August 21 11:30 am tools
Thursday, August 21 12:30 pm to
Thursday, August 21 1:30 pm view
Thursday, August 21 2:30 pm the
Thursday, August 21 3:30 pm story.
Thursday, August 21 4:30 pm Thank
Thursday, August 21 5:30 pm you
Thursday, August 21 6:30 pm to
Thursday, August 21 7:30 pm all
Thursday, August 21 8:30 pm of
Thursday, August 21 9:30 pm you
Thursday, August 21 10:30 pm at
Thursday, August 21 11:30 pm WorldCon.
Friday, August 22 12:30 am And
Friday, August 22 1:30 am thank
Friday, August 22 2:30 am you
Friday, August 22 3:30 am to
Friday, August 22 4:30 am Cory,
Friday, August 22 5:30 am for
Friday, August 22 6:30 am generously
Friday, August 22 7:30 am volunteering
Friday, August 22 8:30 am to
Friday, August 22 9:30 am stand
Friday, August 22 10:30 am up
Friday, August 22 11:30 am here
Friday, August 22 12:30 pm and
Friday, August 22 1:30 pm read
Friday, August 22 2:30 pm whatever
Friday, August 22 3:30 pm words
Friday, August 22 4:30 pm I
Friday, August 22 5:30 pm write
Friday, August 22 6:30 pm on
Friday, August 22 7:30 pm this
Friday, August 22 8:30 pm paper.
Friday, August 22 9:30 pm Gazebo.
Friday, August 22 10:30 pm Ointment.
Friday, August 22 11:30 pm Harpsichord.
Saturday, August 23 12:30 am Credenza.
Saturday, August 23 1:30 am Bungalow.
Saturday, August 23 2:30 am Thank
Saturday, August 23 3:30 am you.


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