Fogs’ Movie Reviews has won the 2013 Lammy Award for Best Blog!

Best Blog

Wow. 8O

It’s been an incredible week or so, here. And now there’s no ifs ands or buts left. FMR has just been awarded the Big Kahuna of the Lammys, Best Blog for 2013.

I understand that a lot of people would presume it was a foregone conclusion considering the run of success leading up to it, but in all honesty, I sweated it out to the very last second. I’m honored, grateful, stunned still, and relieved now… It’s amazing. I’m having trouble processing it.

I’m blown away by the success I’ve had this award season. It means a lot to me to see that so many people are willing to cast votes for me across the boards. I honestly had no idea I had that much support out there. THANK YOU ALL, IT’S AN INCREDIBLE HONOR!

I’m happy to put this behind us now, cause I’ve certainly been asking a lot of people these past couple of days. I know that all these posts have tested the bounds, but I think the Lammys are worth celebrating, and I just… didn’t expect to be celebrating so much! 8O Tomorrow we’ll resume our regularly scheduled content, honest.

Congratulations also to Runner Up And So it Begins, and to all the other nominees: 3 Guys, 1 Movie, The Velvet Café, The Droid You’re Looking For, French Toast Sunday, Man I love Films, Flixchatter, Cinematic Corner and The Cinematic Katzenjammer!

Thanks also to Stevee Taylor of Cinematic Paradox (and friend :D ) for making a very fun presentation video (below)!

Daniel Fogarty

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100 thoughts on “Fogs’ Movie Reviews has won the 2013 Lammy Award for Best Blog!

  1. Deserved and not unexpected after the last couple weeks. No jokes or snark, just Congratulations. I’m so glad I found your site last year and my days are usually brighter because of the work you put into all of this. Thanks for a terrific run, keep it going.

    • Thank you, man, really kind of you to say. Very kind.

      Yeah I remember when you first started coming around, I was like who’s this guy that keeps blowing up my “Classic Cheese or Crap?” threads? :D

      Glad you found your way by too man. And thanks for bearing with me this week, its been nice of you to hit every post, really, really cool way to be ;)

      • Third Bruce: Hails of derisive laughter, Bruce!
        Everybruce: Australia, Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you amen!

        *ung*

        Sort of like that, only a bit to the north, eh Bruce?

        “Third Bruce: Blimey, it’s hot in here, Bruce.
        First Bruce: Hot enough to boil a monkey’s bum!
        Second Bruce: That’s a strange expression, Bruce.
        First Bruce: Well Bruce, I heard the Prime Minister use it. ‘It’s hot enough to boil a monkey’s bum in here, your Majesty,’ he said and she smiled quietly to herself.
        Third Bruce: She’s a good Sheila Bruce, and not at all stuck up. ”

        It doesn’t really take much to get the old Python quotes a rolling. ;)

        (btw, I do know the difference between NZ and Aus… NZ has way more Hobbits.)

  2. Congratulations, Fogs. It’s well-earned, and you had my vote. Of course, I only went about 50/50 with how often my votes lined up with the voters at large, so take that how you will. :D

    • I was told there would be no math on the exam… LOL :D

      Anyways, man, I know I’ve had you support. You’re a rock (in the best of ways) :D I was just telling Gelf the other day, I owe a big debt of gratitude to you, Spike, Doc H and K2 for getting things going here. I totally do. So thanks… not just for this week but for everything, Buddy. Big time.

      • Yes. It was… me… somehow. I’ll take the praise, and pat myself on the back, because I’m basically a huge asshole.

        I also love us Hallsians getting thanks, when only one of us was eligible to vote. :P

        PS. I know what you’re trying to say, and appreciate it. Can’t be an asshole all the time.

      • Try as you might, right Spike? ;)

        Glad you know what I’m trying to say though… definitely helped get this place off on the right foot! There’s no doubt about it to me…

  3. Pretty damn amazing. I’m relatively new to the LAMB and its awards, so have no idea what happened last year. Is this a first that one blog has won so many? What’s the record? Surely you’ve totally smashed it?

    • “Pretty damn amazing.” Tell me about it 8O

      I know Ryan McNeil of The Matinee won 5 two years ago. Including Best Blog and Best Podcast. Aside from that, I think it IS a record. I’m not going to hit that right now, Monkey (btw, I like your nickname so much I may never investigate your real name LOL) but I’m guessing it is.

      This is the sixth year of the Lammys, but only my second time invovled. Last year? I dont know. Other blogs were better in some regards, and then I just didnt muster the votes in others. Just like this year, where I’m sure I “robbed” a person or two, you know? This is how it goes!!

  4. Holy Shit! What a run! Is this a record win count? What are the ramifications? There’s always Ramifications! Hooray! The year of the Fogs. If you never win another Lammy, Everyone will always remember 2013! Congrats, Congrats! Give us a speech!

    • I believe it is a record, but I’ll wait for confirmation. As I was just telling Monkey, Ryan McNeil of the Matinee won 5 two years back, including best blog and best podcast.

      There will be some blowback, I’m sure. Someow. But I’ll wait and deal with that later, you know? LOL.

      And yes, that’s VERY true. Now 2013 is here to stay, no one can take it away. ;)

      And give a speech? That’s all I’ve been doing here lately!! LOL

  5. I sent three votes your way myself (running feature, podcast, and the big one) and glad to see you came away with the big one. It’s definitely been an interesting couple years going from 0-8 to 8-9. Hopefully next year the playing field will be a bit more level and the votes will be spread a bit more evenly. Not that you don’t deserve the attention, but so do plenty of other sites. Congrats, and here’s to a few more for next year!

    • Thanks Bubba… next year is a long way away for me right now. No thoughts on that other than Im sure you’re right, if nothing else burnout and backlash will certainly prevent anything like this from happeneing again… Like I said though, thats the furthest thing from my mind.

      It definitely has been a case of polar opposites between the two years! No doubt about it! 8O

  6. Wow! Simply, wow. Congratulations, Fogs. Well done, my friend.

    Of course, with this extraordinary success will this mean change for you? You’ll go off to do documentaries and/or explore the bottom of the ocean? ;-)

    What’s next? Whatever it is, your readers will follow :-)

    • LOL. I dont know whats in store, frankly probably more of the same for a little while. I may move to self hosting, soon, and see what tricks and treats are over there… I know that there’s many more bells and whistles available. Aside from that, I just… need to clear my head!! :D

      Thanks Le0p, you’ve been rock solid here, man, I do appreciate it very very much. :D

  7. Congrats!
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    That should be 8 of them! Very well done man, and a testament to the high esteem with which we all hold you in the LAMB community. You’ve definitely established yourself as a BTESS, “Blog That Everyone Should See”!

    • Thank you!
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      LOL Apparently I do have some support over there. LOL Good to know! Probably added a couple new “haters” along the way, but that’s ok. ;)

      I appreciate the kind words, buddy, you did an excellent job this year on the awards. As one of the beneficiaries of all that hard work, I want to make sure you know I’m very grateful! :D

    • Seriously, you never get used to it. I was super excited and nervous watching this… Losing out on this one would have added a big “Yeah, but…” to the end of the sentence about this year!

      Thanks though, Erik, I appreciate it! Very nice of you to offer congrats so often this week, that was awesome of you. :D

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