The nominees were.
And the winners are:
Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
Well, I haven't read Illium, but I can already predict protestations that Simmons was robbed. Personally, I loved Paladin of Souls. Plus, I'm publishing Bujold, so I'm happy.
"The Cookie Monster" by Vernor Vinge
Of course, they voted fot the one I haven't read yet. Oh well. I really liked Baker's "The Empress of Mars" and Williams' "The Green Leopard Plague", but oh well.
"Legions in Time" by Michael Swanwick
Brilliant story, which beat out brilliant stories by James Patrick Kelly and Jeffry Ford. This was a tremendous category this year.
Best Short Story:
"A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman
Yes, it probably won because it's The Neil. But I really liked it, and I wasn't in love with any of its competitors, so I have no complaints.
Best Professional Editor:
Least surprising win EVER, as Dozois recently retired. Well, I hope he has room for one more Best Editor Hugo to go along with the 20 thousand he's already won. Had Dozois not retired, I think Gordon Van Gelder would have won.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Ok, that was actually even less surprising than Dozois' win.
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form:
Gollum's Acceptance Speech at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards
WTF? The hell? Buffy's finale, Chosen, should have won this. Or one of the Firefly eps. This was a funny thing to nominate, but the joke isn't funny anymore.
Same as, well, every other year.
Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan, ed.
Yay! I love Emerald City. Way to go, Cheryl!
Best Fan Writer:
You can see the rest of the winners here. And check out the live blog, as it will probably have pictures and a more detailed report. And I'll add more links when I wake up.