The issue is also available as a free PDF download.
You can review all the finalists here on the closed ballot below. Votes on this final ballot were accepted from January 5 to February 8, 2021.
The choices in each ballot category are those nominated most often by voters in an earlier nominating round (November and December 2020).
Seven categories were themselves the top nominees for the nominating category “Best ballot question we should have included but didn’t.” The choices in those categories are the top nominees from a bonus round of nominations (December 2020-January 2021).
Thank you to everyone who made nominations and voted—and congratulations to the winners, runners-up, and all the finalists.
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