The 1997 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo was presented August 31, 1997 at LoneStarCon II.
- Babylon 5 - "Severed Dreams" (1996) [Babylonian Productions] Written by J. Michael Straczynski; Directed by David Eagle
- Star Trek: First Contact (1996) [Paramount] Screenplay by Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore; Story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore; Directed by Jonathan Frakes
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - "Trials and Tribble-ations" (1996) [Paramount] Teleplay by Ronald D. Moore & René Echévarria; Story by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler & Robert Hewitt Wolfe; Directed by Jonathan West
- Independence Day (1996) [20th Century Fox/Centropolis] Written by Dean Devlin & Roland Ememrich; Directed by Roland Emmerich
- Mars Attacks! (1996) [Warner Brothers] Screenplay by Jonathan Gems; Screen Story by Jonathan Gems; Directed by Tim Burton; based on the trading card series by Len Brown & Woody Gelman & Wally Wood & Bob Powell & Norman Saunders
Three other Babylon 5 episodes (Babylon 5 - "War Without End, Part One", Babylon 5 - "War Without End, Part Two", and Babylon 5 - "Z'ha'dum" received enough votes on the nominating ballot to secure a place on the final ballot, but were withdrawn.
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