Ellen Forney and Becky Cloonan presented the awards for writer, writer/artist, and cover artist. Both were also nominees. Forney was nominated in Best Reality-Based Work for Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me. Cloonan was nominated for Best Single Issue (The Mire), which she won, and for Best Penciler/Inker (Conan the Barbarian). This year an unprecedented number of nominations were for women or works by women (38), and 11 awards went to women.