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Jun. 4th, 2012 | 11:32 pm

The winners of the 2011 Ursa Major Awards were announced at CaliFur VIII on Saturday. There's no dedicated page for the 2011 winners on the website yet, but you can see them on the front page.

Notably, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic won the award for Best Dramatic Series or Short Work, and Equestria Daily won the award for Best Website. This might be surprising to some (it certainly seems to have surprised the latter site), but it's in line with the Ursas' broad and inclusive definition of anthropomorphic works, which states that "a work [...] must [have] included a non-human being given human attributes (anthropomorphic), which can be mental and/or physical" in order to qualify. MLP:FiM and EqD definitely meet that.

More simply put, the Ursas may often feature works that are part of or associated with the furry fandom, but they're in no way exclusive to it; they cover the entire abstract fandom and all things anthropomorphic, not just the (dis)organized furry fandom proper.

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from: porsupah
date: Jun. 8th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)

Oh, EqD did win? I thought I saw another posting that indicated that went to FA, which was an unsurprising, but understandable option. Most cool!

And I doubt there could really have been much competition for MLP:FiM. ^_^ Maybe it's not the final word in comedy or animation, but it is very well done indeed, with a crew that's patently having ball doing so.

We still need more good MLP TFs, though. ^_^

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from: schnee
date: Jun. 8th, 2012 09:46 am (UTC)

Yup, it won!

And yeah, I agree — I'm not familiar with the other finalists, so I can't comment on them, but while I'm sure they would all have deserved to win, MLP:FiM really does stand out. Everything about the show makes it obvious that people aren't just pouring money and effort into it, but also their hearts; from the characters that actual characters, not just (stereo)types, to the art and animation, the plots (the actual plots of each episode, not the ponies' ^_~), the music and specifically Daniel Ingram's wonderful songs, and so on. It's a well-deserved win indeed.

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