I am behind the times with this, but here’s how it worked out:
Redshirts by Scalzi took the novel category. While I enjoyed this one, I didn’t think it had the depth and ambition I look for in a major award recipient. As far as I’m concerned, only 2312 was actually a deserving contender. But whatever, I’m sure there’s no point in rehashing old this-is-the-lineup-seriously? issues now. And Redshirts is clever and fun.
“The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson took the Novella award, YAY because I thought it was BY FAR the best entry in the category. I am surprised but very pleased to see this outcome!
“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi” by Pat Cadigan, won for Novelette, which also makes me happy because I was definitely my favorite in that category — humorous, non-grim, well-put-together, clever.
“Mono no Aware”, by Ken Liu, won the short story award, which again I am pleased about because I thought it was a pretty good story, better than “Immersion” which got more buzz (that I saw), and besides I utterly DETESTED “Mantis Wives”.
And it won’t surprise you to know that The Avengers won the long-form film category. Well deserved! Great movie! Now I really want to see it again and of course I don’t actually have it on DVD. A lack I must rectify one day.
Anyway, that’s as far as I read, but if you’re interested the whole list is here.
So overall I’m pretty pleased with how that all fell out. I don’t know that I’ll vote next year, but then maybe I will, because it IS interesting to see these outcomes and be familiar with all the stories.