Good Omens "Hard Times" Wins Nebula Dramatic Presentation Award

The Good Omens episode "Hard Times" picked up the Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation in an online ceremony last night for the 55th Annual Nebula Awards. The third episode of the greatly acclaimed adaptation of the cult novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett features a pre-credits opening sequence of almost half and hour following the developing relationship of protagonists Crowley (David Tennant) and Aziraphale (Michael Sheen). The series premiered a year ago today, making the Award a welcome first birthday present!

The full nominees in the category are:

Ray Bradbury Nebula Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

  • Captain Marvel written by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Marvel Studios)
  • The Mandalorian: “The Child”, Jon Favreau (Disney+) written by Jon Favreau (Disney+)
  •  Good Omens: “Hard Times” written by Neil Gaiman (Amazon Studios and BBC Studios)
  • Watchmen: “A God Walks into Abar” written by Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof (HBO)
  • Avengers: Endgame written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Marvel Studios)
  • Russian Doll: “The Way Out” written by Allison Silverman and Leslye Headland (Netflix)

The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. The organisation has over 1,500 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy. The Awards are usually presented during the annual Nebula Conference, but the coronavirus outbreak has seen the 55th Annual Conference and Awards moving online.  For the full list of nominees and winners please visit the Awards website.

The six-part comedy fantasy series Good Omens was written and produced by Neil Gaiman and directed by Douglas Mackinnon for BBC Studios and Amazon Studios. It stars David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, two celestial beings who have lived on Earth since The Beginning and very much enjoy their lives among humanity. Therefore, when they learn that Armageddon is approaching they are so dismayed that they join forces to prevent it. Good Omens also stars Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Frances McDormand, Miranda Richardson, John Hamm and Anna Maxwell Martin and is currently streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime.