Thanks Larry for the list (and to David Anthony Durham for the heads up about MRK's Campbell!):
The Yiddish Policeman's Union, by Michael Chabon
"All Seated on the Ground", by Connie Willis
"The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate", by Ted Chiang
Best Short Story:
"Tideline", by Elizabeth Bear
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
Mary Robinette Kowal
Excitement!!! Seriously, I couldn't be happier for Mary Robinette Kowal right now. I love her short fiction and I've had the opportunity to advance read some of her stories and she's just awesome (and rather nice over e-mail, I might add). I want to see pictures of the official Campbell Tiara. I believe both Bear and John Scalzi have previously worn it. :)
Further Excitement! Elizabeth Bear wins a Hugo! Bear's fiction is also awesome, and rather nice in person. That this isn't the story of Bear's I would have chosen for a Hugo does nothing to lessen my happiness that Bear's getting to put "Hugo Winner" next to her name.
Can't say I'm too surprised about Ted Chiang's win. Great story, as one would expect from Chiang.
Some folks don't like Connie Willis, but obviously the Hugo voters do. I thought the story was delightful.
Never finished the Chabon novel, but not surprised about that one. It's been winning everything else, so why not this one, too?
Oh, and John Scalzi beat some chap named Langford for Fan Writer. I read an Ansible column once and didn't see what the big deal was.
Folks I like won, that makes me happy. A couple of stories I liked one, that makes me almost as happy as seeing people I like win.