Your right, the award is for maya fluids for gaseous simulations, not for fluid simulations, bit confusing, but I know where your coming from, its not too cleaver for liquid sim's, in fact Nextlimit won the same award for Realflow!!
But for explosions and gaseous sims it really rocks!! Pretty easy to use, quite fast to simulate and very very stable.
"No pressure, no diamonds" Thomas Carlyle