The Harvey Awards have announced their 2020 award recipients through their outlet of choice, The Hollywood Reporter. The awards announcement comes several days before a virtual ceremony that’s supposed to be part of New York Comic Con and MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse event.
So why are they announcing them now? Who knows — 2020 is weird. But hey, here are the winners:
- Book of the Year: Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
- Digital Book of the Year: The Nib edited by Matt Bors (thenib.com)
- Best Children or Young Adult Book: Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC Comics)
- Best Manga: Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (Kodansha Comics)
- Best International Book: Grass by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim, translated by Janet Hong (Drawn and Quarterly)
- Best Adaptation from a Comic Book/Graphic Novel: Watchmen by HBO, based on Watchmen (DC Comics)
In addition, the Harveys announced their 2020 Hall of Fame inductees:
- Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy).
- Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother).
- The founding members of Milestone Media: Denys Cowan, Derek T. Dingle, Michael Davis and the late Dwayne McDuffie.
You can watch the awards ceremony on Friday via the Harvey Awards YouTube site.
Update: You can watch the virtual presentation ceremony below: