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Ahead of the official awards ceremony later this week, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively reveal the winners of the 2020 Harvey Awards.
The initial group of nominees, announced in August, were selected from a curated group from within the comic industry, including creators, educators, retailers, and librarians. From there, winners were chosen via vote by any eligible comic industry professional. The 2020 winners are:
Book of the Year: Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Digital Book of the Year: The Nib edited by Matt Bors (thenib.com)
Best Children or Young Adult Book: Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
Best Manga: Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
Best International Book: Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong (Drawn and Quarterly)
Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel: Watchmen by HBO, based on Watchmen (DC Comics)
“On behalf of our team involved in assembling the 32nd Annual Harvey Awards, we extend our congratulations to the winners!”, Chris D’Lando, Harvey Awards coordinator and ReedPop content manager, said in a statement accompanying the announcement of the winners.
Additionally, the Harveys will be inducting Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), and the founding members of Milestone Media (Denys Cowan, Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis, and the late Dwayne McDuffie) into this year’s Harvey Awards Hall of Fame.
The awards will be officially presented during a virtual ceremony broadcast Oct. 9 at 4:50 p.m. as part of New York Comic Con and MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse, hosted by Vivek Tiwary and featuring appearances from Gene Luen Yang, Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson and Damon Lindelof. The virtual New York Comic Con and MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse event begins Oct. 8 and runs through Oct. 11. More information about Metaverse is available here.
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