Wins and Nominations - All Awards and Polls


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(Comments updated 22 Jul 14) This table excludes nothing and includes everything -- all nominations for all awards and polls for all types of nominees.

  • Artist Michael Whelan has won more awards of all types than anyone else. Connie Willis leads for works of short fiction having overtaken Ursula K. Le Guin, who earlier overtook Harlan Ellison.
  • Robert Silverberg has the most 'nominations'--though keep in mind these figures include all rankings on the Locus and other reader polls.
  • John Barnes currently has the sad distinction of being nominated most without ever having won. Lisa Goldstein, who held this title for many years, won both a Sidewise Award and a Mythopoeic Award in 2012.

    Total Wins
    (Number of fiction wins in parentheses)
    81 Michael Whelan
    69 Gardner Dozois (5)
    59 Ursula K. Le Guin (49)
    56 Harlan Ellison (40)
    55 Connie Willis (52)
    50 Neil Gaiman (38)
    48 David Langford (2)
    42 Bob Eggleton
    40 George R. R. Martin (36), Mike Resnick (38)
    39 Stephen King (28)
    37 Ellen Datlow (1), Robert J. Sawyer (36)
    36 Greg Egan (35), Robert Silverberg (27)
    35 Joe Haldeman (33), Dan Simmons (34)
    33 Charles N. Brown
    31 Orson Scott Card (29), no award (22)
    30 Stephen Jones (1), Lucius Shepard (25)
    28 Donato Giancola, Frederik Pohl (20)
    Total Nominations
    (Number of fiction nominations in parentheses)
    [Number of wins in brackets]
    262 Robert Silverberg (181) [36]
    198 Ursula K. Le Guin (168) [59]
    191 Ellen Datlow (1) [37]
    186 Gardner Dozois (48) [69]
    173 Michael Swanwick (162) [18]
    168 Michael Whelan [81]
    164 Connie Willis (156) [55]
    163 Stephen King (130) [39]
    161 Bob Eggleton [42], Lucius Shepard (143) [30]
    160 Mike Resnick (139) [40]
    156 Greg Egan (148) [36], Gene Wolfe (145) [26]
    147 George R. R. Martin (121) [40]
    143 Harlan Ellison (98) [56]
    142 David G. Hartwell [17]
    137 Stephen Baxter (129) [21]
    136 Kim Stanley Robinson (129) [21]
    134 Nancy Kress (127) [18]
    133 Stephen Jones (1) [30]
    127 Frederik Pohl (90) [28]
    124 Orson Scott Card (111) [31]
    123 Robert Reed (119) [7]
    118 Michael Bishop (104) [14], Poul Anderson (103) [25]
    116 Neil Gaiman (81) [50]
    115 Bruce Sterling (104) [11], Terri Windling (2) [12]
    114 James Patrick Kelly (107) [10]
    113 Joe Haldeman (104) [35]
    111 Don Maitz [17]
    105 Ian McDonald (101) [16], Robert J. Sawyer (97) [37]
    104 Jim Burns (1) [21]
    102 Gregory Benford (86) [9], Larry Niven (87) [22]
    100 Jonathan Strahan [15], Isaac Asimov (53) [27]
    99 Kristine Kathryn Rusch (61) [20]
    95 David Langford (10) [48], Martin H. Greenberg [7]
    90 Vincent Di Fate [10], Charles Stross (88) [10]
    89 John Varley (82) [27]
    Never-Winners
    Number of nominations without ever having won
    (Fiction nominations in parentheses)
    40 John Barnes (39)
    34 R. Garcia y Robertson (33)
    28 Paul Park (28)
    27 Ron Walotsky
    25 Scott Edelman (9)
    24 Darrell K. Sweet, John Joseph Adams
    23 Liz Williams (21), William Barton (23)
    22 L. Timmel Duchamp (19)
    21 Hilbert Schenck (20), James Van Pelt (21)
    20 Charles L. Harness (18), Stephen Youll, Alexander Jablokov (19)
    19 Benjamin Rosenbaum (18), Rebecca Ore (18)
    18 Joe Abercrombie (18)
    17 Justina Robson (16), Gregory Frost (16)
    16 Charles Coleman Finlay (15), John C. Wright (16)
    15 Steven H Silver, Matthew Hughes (12)
    14 Kevin J. Maroney, A. A. Attanasio (13), Guy H. Lillian III, Evelyn C. Leeper, Sharyn November, Michael P. Kube-McDowell (14), Tobias S. Buckell (12)
    Total Losses
    Number of times nominated but lost [Number of wins in bracket]
    226 Robert Silverberg [36]
    155 Michael Swanwick [18]
    154 Ellen Datlow [37]
    139 Ursula K. Le Guin [59]
    131 Lucius Shepard [30]
    130 Gene Wolfe [26]
    125 David G. Hartwell [17]
    124 Stephen King [39]
    120 Mike Resnick [40], Greg Egan [36]
    119 Bob Eggleton [42]
    117 Gardner Dozois [69]
    116 Robert Reed [7], Stephen Baxter [21], Nancy Kress [18]
    115 Kim Stanley Robinson [21]
    109 Connie Willis [55]
    107 George R. R. Martin [40]
    104 Bruce Sterling [11], James Patrick Kelly [10], Michael Bishop [14]
    103 Stephen Jones [30], Terri Windling [12]
    99 Frederik Pohl [28]
    94 Don Maitz [17]
    93 Poul Anderson [25], Orson Scott Card [31], Gregory Benford [9]
    89 Ian McDonald [16]
    88 Martin H. Greenberg [7]
    87 Michael Whelan [81], Harlan Ellison [56]
    85 Jonathan Strahan [15]
    83 Jim Burns [21]
    82 Tanith Lee [5]
    80 Charles Stross [10], Larry Niven [22], Vincent Di Fate [10]
    79 Paul J. McAuley [6], Kristine Kathryn Rusch [20]
    78 Howard Waldrop [4], Joe Haldeman [35]

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