The 1954 Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Retro Hugo was presented September 4 at Noreascon 4. In case you wonder why these mostly films are considered 'Short', the boundary is 90 minutes +-18, and films were shorter then!. This is the last of the Retro Hugos, the main Hugos started Best Dramatic Presentation in 1958 until it was split again in 2003.
- The War of the Worlds (1953) [Paramount] Screenplay by Barré Lyndon; Directed by Byron Haskin; based on the novel by H. G. Wells
- "Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century" (1953) [Warner Brothers] Written by Michael Maltese; Directed by Chuck Jones
- It Came from Outer Space (1953) [Universal] Screenplay by Harry Essex; Story by Ray Bradbury; Directed by Jack Arnold
- The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) [Mutual Pictures/Warner Brothers] Screenplay by Fred Freiberger, Eugène Lourié, Louis Morheim and Robert Smith; Directed by Eugène Lourié; based on the story by Ray Bradbury
- Invaders from Mars (1953) [National Pictures/20th Century Fox] Screenplay by Richard Blake; Story by John Tucker Battle; Directed by William Cameron Menzies
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