I haven’t had much time to wade through the numbers, but here are a few things I noticed.
As many people have already pointed out, Vox Day was beaten by No Award.
Six Gun Snow White and Wonderbook, both of which I loved, were very strong second places in their categories.
Hugo voters have no taste in movies.
People who vote for one Doctor Who episode do not always vote for all of the Doctor Who episodes above everything else. (And the world is full of people who don’t understand preferential balloting and talk nonsense about “splitting the vote”.)
Toni Weiskopf would have won on a first-past-the-post system, but came fourth in the preferential ballot system.
No Award got more first preferences than any of the finalists in Fancast. As Alisa noted on Twitter, if those 237 people voting against the category had not voted in it at all, the category would have failed the 25% test and would not have been awarded. When the Business Meeting comes to look at revising the 25% rule (which I think they should), they should bear this in mind.
The only person to win on first preferences was Sarah Webb in Fan Artist.
The short story that got the most nominations only had 79, which would not have made the ballot in several other categories. This is continuing evidence of just how flat the distribution of nominations for Short Story is.
The Ender’s Game movie came very close to being a finalist, and got more nominations than the latest Hobbit extravaganza.
Chris Hadfield missed being a finalist by 3 votes.
Joey Hi-Fi missed being a finalist by just 1 vote, while Ninni Alto, who does all of the art for the Helsinki bid, missed being a finalist by 3 votes. Next year for sure for these two.