This morning, the Large Association of Movie Blogs (The Lamb) released the official list of nominees for this year’s edition of their annual movie blogging awards: The Lammys. The LAMB is the premiere movie blogging community on the internet, boasting over 1,500 member blogs. The Lammys are, accordingly, one of the highest honors in movie blogging.
Fogs’ Movie Reviews has received nominations in nine separate categories: Most Knowledgeable, Best Blogathon, Best Convention Coverage, Best Podcast, Best Running Feature, Best Reviewer, Best Community Builder, Funniest Writer and Best Blog.
For the second year in a row, it’s the most nominations received by any blog (tied this year with The Cinematic Katzenjammer, which also received nine nominations).
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to those who cast nomination votes on my behalf. It’s humbling and gratifying to receive recognition in so many various categories. If you’ll click through, I break down my qualifications for each!
I tend to focus on the humorous side of blogging, but that doesn’t necessarily exclude my content from being informative and knowledgeable. Each week in my “Movies That Everyone Should See” series, I hold mini history lessons on great films. And every week, with your help in the Reader’s Recommendations series, I’m filling in gaps in my film watching history! FMR is certainly a place where you can learn a thing or two about movies!
For the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, I decided to hold my first ever Blogathon! Over the course of the five weeks leading up to the release of “Skyfall”, 27 bloggers submitted links to 70 different Bond posts. I myself posted several Bond Top Ten lists, Two Movies That Everyone Should See columns (“Casino Royale” and “Dr. No“) and a double sized podcast spectacular! It was an excellent tribute the Bond legacy, and I’m proud it’s been nominated!
Last July, I was privileged enough to attend San Diego Comic-Con, the largest pop culture celebration of the year! It’s loaded with Movie previews, panels with celebrity guests and tons of opportunities for autographs! I kept everyone at FMR up to speed with frequent posts, tweets and videos! You can easily browse the coverage by scanning through my convention coverage category!
The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs is in the middle of its second year and still gets better every episode! Each week, Tank and I bring you the latest in the world of film! From reviews of all the biggest theatrical releases to the box office roundup and a glimpse of what’s on the radar, he and I have you covered, with a dash of humor and great chemistry along the way! Give it a listen and see for yourself!
80 entries in and still going strong, the “Movies That Everyone Should See” series is the pride of FMR! Each week I take a look at a great movie and break down what makes it so special. From making of stories, to analysis of the films, to looks at their pop culture impact, the MTESS series tries to give you the best read of your week, covering a wide variety of phenomenal movies!
Every weekend, I attend every new theatrical release with a wide opening and bring the reviews back here to you, the reader! Whether I shower praises with my trademarked A++ rating, or skewer a terrible movie mercilessly, I tell it like it is for your reading enjoyment! I believe it’s my mission to both entertain AND enlighten with my reviews, and I think that the enthusiastic response they receive speaks pretty loudly!
I make a serious effort to get around to a number of other blogs, but there’s no way to keep up with all the great stuff out there. I do know that the commenting community here, however is second to none. Second to none. Award or no, you folks are the best. If you’re new here and would like to get a feel for the participation FMR receives each week, take a look through the comments in the Tossin’ It Out There series. Each week, that series of posts gets a phenomenal turnout from a great number of commenters!
Whether it’s my now infamous Too Much Twilight To Take? Marathon, my Cheese-Tastic Classics, or my recent return to Chick Flick City, I’m always gunning for a laugh here at FMR. Do I always succeed? Hell no. But that’s funny too, in its own right. Whether it’s pulling an April Fool’s joke by giving “The Host” a B+, counting every kill in the “Commando” island shootout scene, or replying to comments using Ron Burgundy pictures, you know you can always count on finding something funny here at FMR!
I’d like to think that being nominated in so many categories is a sign of the popularity and multi-facted appeal of FMR. Leading the field in nominations in my first two years of eligibility is quite an achievement, and should stand as a testament to how highly people think of what I’m doing here. Every new movie is reviewed, I post fun special features, a fantastic podcast, top-notch convention coverage… FMR has something for everyone, and has become a great place to read about and discuss movies on the web.
I hope you’ll take these into consideration as you prepare to cast your votes. Voting opens tomorrow (sorry, friends and family, LAMB members only) and runs through the end of the month. It’s my hope that this year will be the year where I break my 0-fer streak and win some Lammys. YOU can help. If you frequent the site, and enjoy it, please lend your support and vote for FMR in as many categories as you can see clear to.
THANK YOU again to everyone who nominated the site, it is an incredible honor to be nominated in so many categories, and congratulations to all my fellow nominees!!