The SciFi Channel aired three first-run episodes of the short lived series last season, qualifying the series for consideration in the awards this year. Loyal fans of the show clearly came through with support, giving it the 'best series' award for 2006, beating out SciFi's own Battlestar Galactica.
The Firefly winners were:
The complete list of this years awards can be found here: http://www.syfyportal.com/news.php?id=2895
WINNER: Nathan Fillion, "Firefly"
RUNNER-UP: Matthew Fox, "Lost."
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/Television
WINNER: Adam Baldwin, "Firefly"
RUNNER-UP: Terry O'Quinn, "Lost."
BEST SPECIAL GUEST/Television
WINNER: Christina Hendricks, "Trash," Firefly
RUNNER-UP: Claudia Black, "Avalon, Part 1," Stargate SG-1
WINNER: "Trash," Firefly
RUNNER-UP: "Dalek," Doctor Who
As the founder of Syfy Portal (Michael Hinman) observed "These types of wins shows how important fan bases are, and how effective they can be in fan-voted awards such as this," "While some might question how much power these fanbases have, it is the fanbases that ultimately helps decide the fates of television shows and movies."
The Wiki entry for a complete list and history can be found here: SyFy Genre Awards