Jessica Jones Bestowed a Hugo

Saturday night Jessica Jones continued to garner praise with yet another award. Winning the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation in the Short Form, “AKA Smile” came in number one against what some would call better-known series such as Doctor Who’s “Heaven Sent,” Grimm’s “Headache,” and Supernatural’s “Just My Imagination.”

Debuting to praise from critics and fans alike, Jessica Jones has already won the prestigious Peabody award, and been nominated for three Saturn Awards and a Television Critics Association award. The show took on the dark, unknown side of Marvel with the free reign of Netflix’s streaming service.

“AKA Smile” had our ass-kicking heroine facing off against her demented nemesis in an ultimate battle. This all while venturing into representing torture, rape, and post-traumatic stress disorder realistically. Melissa Roseneberg, Scott Reynolds, and Jamie King wrote “AKA Smile,” while Michael Rymer directed it.

Season two of Jessica Jones is expected in 2018 after Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. It is expected to start shooting soon after wrapping up on The Defenders. Little is known about how the show will turn out, but much excitement from fans is growing by the day waiting to see the dynamic between Jessica, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock, and Danny Rand play out.

The winners were decided by open ballot from those attending. The Hugo’s have focused on the best in science fiction and fantasy each year since 1953. An award is seen as one of the highest honors someone or something in the science fiction or fantasy genre can be bestowed. The Dramatic Presentation category was split into long form and short form in 2003. Previous winners of the Best Dramatic Presentation in the Short Form have gone to Orphan Black (2015), Game of Thrones (2013 and 2014), and Doctor Who (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012).