The Hugo award is a prestigious award attributed every year since 1939 to the best anglophone stories of the previous year during the Word Science Fiction Convention.
The categories are very diversified (there are 17 of them!) in very diversified media (literature, movies, TV series, publishing…)
The award was named to honour the writer Hugo Gernsback who created Amazing Stories in 1926, one of the firsts science fiction magazine.
Official website : http://www.thehugoawards.org/