The always classy Rondo Hatton Awards board announced their winners and congrats are in order to some well-deserved award recipients. The Rondos are presented by the Classic Horror Film Board to honor the top works in horror films, television, home videos, and publishing. This year's email vote drew a record 2,973 votes for the awards named after an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940's.

The fans have spoken and Rondos were issued to familiar names like Rue Morgue (Best Magazine), Dread Central (Best Website) and District 9 (Best Film of 2009). It was great to see the talented Rue Morgue Art Director Gary Pullin -- aka Ghoulish Gary -- be recognized for his monster-licious creations, which you can check out on his website or Etsy store (I love the praying hands series!). There are a few names on the winners list that are new to me and I look forward to checking out their work. Congrats to all the nominees as well!

You can check out the full winner's list after the jump. Let us know if your top picks made it!

BEST FILM OF 2009 -- DISTRICT 9

BEST TV PRESENTATION -- "DOCTOR WHO": 'Daybreak, Part Two'

BEST CLASSIC DVD OF 2009 -- AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON: FULL MOON EDITION

BEST CLASSIC DVD COLLECTION -- THE WILLIAM CASTLE COLLECTION

BEST TV COLLECTION -- "ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS" (SEASON FOUR)

BEST RESTORATION -- FAUST (1926) Restoration by Murnau Foundation

BEST DVD EXTRA -- AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON: "Beware the Moon" documentary

BEST DVD COMMENTARY -- Fred Dekker: NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM OR DOCUMENTARY -- AMERICAN SCARY (John Hudgens, Sandy Clark)

BEST BOOK OF 2009 -- BELA LUGOSI AND BORIS KARLOFF: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration by Gregory William Mank

BEST MAGAZINE -- RUE MORGUE

BEST ARTICLE -- "Bad Moon Rising" by Jovanka Vuckovic (with Bruce McVicar), RUE MORGUE #93

BEST COVER OF 2009 -- MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #26 by Daniel Horne

BEST WEBSITE -- Dread Central

BEST HORROR BLOG -- The Drunken Severed Head

BEST CONVENTION OF 2009 -- MONSTER BASH (Pittsburgh)

BEST FAN EVENT -- TRIBUTE TO FORREST J ACKERMAN, Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, organized by Joe Moe

FAVORITE HORROR HOST (Active) -- Count Gore De Vol

BEST HORROR AUDIO SITE OR PODCAST -- RUE MORGUE RADIO

BEST CD -- STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN (James Horner; Film Score Monthly/Retrograde)

BEST HORROR COMIC BOOK -- BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT by Steve Niles and Kelley Jones

BEST TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE -- Twilight Zone's "Talking Tina" (BifBamPow)

COUNT ALUCARD'S CONTROVERSY OF THE YEAR -- "No, but I can burn one for you." Studios offer some classics on DVD-Rs only.

CLASSIC MOST IN NEED OF DVD RELEASE OR RESTORATION -- ISLAND OF LOST SOULS

WRITER OF THE YEAR -- GREGORY WILLIAM MANK

ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- GARY PULLIN

LINDA MILLER AWARD FOR FAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR (in memory of the late Linda Miller) -- ROBERT SCOTT

DVD REVIEWER OF THE YEAR -- KIM NEWMAN

MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR -- ELIOT BRODSKY

THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME -- The six latest inductees are: Bill Lemon, Ray Meyers, Dennis Druktenis, Robert "Bob" Carter, and Bill Warren.
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