Voting for the 2015 Ursa Major Awards has concluded.
Results of the 2015 voting will be announced at What the Fur convention, Montreal, May 20-22, 2016.
The 2015 Nominees
Best Motion Picture
Live-action or animated feature-length movies.
• The Good Dinosaur (Directed by Peter Sohn; November 25)
• Inside Out (Directed by Pete Doctor and Ronaldo Del Carmen; June 19)
• The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (Directed by Howy Parkins; November 22)
• The Peanuts Movie (Directed by Steve Martino; November 6)
• Shaun the Sheep (Directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak; February 5)
Best Dramatic Series or Short Work
TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.
• Danger Mouse (Directed by Robert Cullen; Season 1 episodes 1-16)
• Harvey Beaks (Directed by C.H. Greenblatt; Season 1 March 29 to November 15)
• Littlest Pet Shop (Directed by Joel Dickie and Steven Garcia; Season 3 Episode 17 to Season 4 Episode 9)
• My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen, Jim Miller, and Denny Lu; Season 5 episode 1 to Season 5 episode 26, April 4 to November 28)
• Tiger's Eye (Audio Drama Podcast) (Directed by Alexander Shaw; episodes 1 to 25, May 13 to October 29)
• We Bare Bears (Directed by Manny Hernandez; Season 1 episode 1 to episode 25, July 27 to November 19)
Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.
• Gene Storm: City in the Sky, by Paul Kidd. (Kitsune Press; May 19)
• Heart Behind the Mask, by N. "Karmakat" Franzetti. (Smashwords; May 4)
• In a Dog's World, by Mary E. Lowd. (FurPlanet Productions; July 9)
• Tiger's Eye, by Alexander Shaw. (Amazon; November 5)
• Windfall, by Tempe O'Kun. (FurPlanet Productions; July)
Best Short Fiction
Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry, and other short Written works.
• The Analogue Cat, by Alice "Huskyteer" Dryden. (in The Furry Future; FurPlanet Productions; January 15)
• Lunar Cavity, by Mary E. Lowd. (in The Furry Future; FurPlanet Productions; January 15)
• Pocosin, by Ursula Vernon. (in Apex Magazine, #68; January 6)
• Thebe and the Angry Eye, by David Hopkins. (in The Furry Future; FurPlanet; January 15)
• Tow, by Watts Martin. (in The Furry Future; FurPlanet Productions; January 15)
Best Other Literary Work
Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and serialized online stories.
• Furries Among Us, edited by Thurston Howl. (Thurston Howl Publications, essay anthology; July 4)
• The Furry Future, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, short story anthology; January 15)
• Inhuman Acts, edited by Ocean Tigrox. (FurPlanet Productions, short story anthology; September)
• The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats, by Mary E. Lowd. (FurPlanet Productions, short story collection; September)
• ROAR Volume 6, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Bad Dog Books, short story anthology; July)
Best Graphic Story
Includes comic books, and serialized online stories.
• Endtown, by Aaron Neathery. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
• The Golden Week, by Douglas Kim. (Internet; January 2 to December 24)
• Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet; Lackadaisy Congregation to Lackadaisy Inspiration)
• My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, by various. (IDW Publishing; Issues 27 to 38)
• TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach. (Internet; January 4 to December 23)
Best Comic Strip
Newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.
• Carry On, by Kathryn Garrison. (January 2 to December 30)
• Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
• Housepets!, by Rick Griffin. (Internet, January 2 to December 30)
• Peter & Company, by Jonathan Ponikvar. (Internet; page 223 to page 243)
• Savestate, by Tim Weeks. (Internet; January 7 to December 30)
Edited collections of creative and/or informational works by various people, professional or amateur, published in print or online in written, pictorial or audio-visual form.
• Dogpatch Press, by Patch Packrat. (Internet; January 5 to December 24)
• Fangs and Fonts Podcast. (Internet; podcasts #37 to #56)
• Flayrah, edited by crossaffliction and GreenReaper. (Internet; January 2 to December 31)
• Heat, produced by Black Teagan, Dark End. (Volume #12; Sofawolf Press; July 9)
• InFurNation, edited by Rod O'Riley. (Internet; January 1 to December 31)
Best Published Illustration
Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee-table portfolios.
• cover of Eurofurence 21 Program Book by Kenket. (September 26)
• cover of Lost on Dark Trails by Rukis. (FurPlanet Productions; January 15)
• cover of ROAR volume 6 by Tegan Gavet. (Bad Dog Books; July 9)
• front cover of Tiger's Eye by Antonio Torresan. (Amazon; November 5)
Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.
• Armello. (League of Geeks; September 1)
• Five Nights At Freddy's 3. (Scott Cawthon; March 2)
• Ori and the Blind Forest. (Moon Studios; March 11)
• Undertale. (Toby Fox; September 15)
• Yo-Kai Watch. (Level-5; November 6)
Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.
• Culturally F'd. (You Tube Channel, furry videos)
• E621. (Furry fandom art community site)
• FurAffinity. (furry art specialty site)
• SoFurry. (furry artist/writer community)
• WikiFur. (general furry information/history)