The 1979 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo was presented August 25 at Seacon '79.
Seacon '79 only listed the order of finish for the first three places.
- Superman (1978) [Alexander Salkind] Screenplay by Mario Puzo and David Newman and Leslie Newman & Robert Benton; Story by Mario Puzo; Directed by Richard Donner; based on the character created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio) (1978) [BBC Radio 4] Written by Douglas Adams; Geoffrey Perkins, Producer
- Watership Down (1978) [Nepenthe] Screenplay by Martin Rosen; Directed by Martin Rosen; based on the novel by Richard Adams
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) [Solofilm/UA] Screenplay by W. D. Richter; Directed by Philip Kaufmann; based on the novel by Jack Finney
- The Lord of the Rings (1978) [Fantasy] Screenplay by Peter S. Beagle and Chris Conkling; Directed by Ralph Bakshi; based on the first half of the trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
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