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Up with the Hugos!

Fresh off of its wins for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at the 82nd annual Academy Awards, Disney/Pixar’s Up has received another major award nomination.

The World Science Fiction Convention has given Up a nomination for the award “Best Dramatic Presentation-Long Form,” which is awarded to films or television programs of a running time greater than 90 minutes, at the 2010 Hugo Awards.

The Hugo Awards, named in honor of Hugo Gernsback (the founder of the seminal sci-fi and fantasy magazine Amazing Stories), honor the best works in science fiction and fantasy. They have annually been awarded since 1955.

Nominated for Up are the film’s co-writers/co-directors Bob Peterson and Pete Docter and third co-writer Thomas McCarthy.

Up will be up against:

Avatar
Screenplay and Directed by James Cameron (Twentieth Century Fox)

District 9
Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp & Terri Tatchell; Directed by Neill Blomkamp (TriStar Pictures)

Moon
Screenplay by Nathan Parker; Story and Directed by Duncan Jones (Liberty Films)

Star Trek
Screenplay by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman; Directed by J.J. Abrams (Paramount)

The 2010 Hugo Awards will be given out at “AussieCon 4,” the 68th World Science Fiction Convention, in Melbourne, Australia on September 2-6, 2010. A full list of 2010 Hugo Award nominees can be found here.

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