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)!

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Fogs’ Movie Reviews has won the 2013 Lammy for Best Community Builder!

LammyThe Lammy parade rolls on, here at FMR, and this time, it’s an award I coveted very much… the 2013 Lammy for Best Community Builder.

The reason I hold this one in such high esteem is that it’s easy to invert the title slightly and come away with “Best Community”. It only stands to reason that the Best Community Builder would have built the Best Community, no?

And I think the commenting community here IS the best. Second to none. Week in and week out, people share their thoughts and feelings on movies here in impressive numbers. There is some really high quality movie discussion going on, whether it’s after a review about a particular film, or in a Tossin’ It Out There, about a variety of movie related subjects. I’ve gotten to know many of you through this, and it’s been a been an absolute pleasure talking movies with you all. I owe you all for this one, whether you voted or not.

This is an award I’m proud to share with everyone, I’m so grateful that you all choose to discuss movies here so regularly!! *sniff* :cry:

Congratulations also go to Ruth at Flixchatter, who was runner-up, and to Jessica at The Velvet Cafe, Nick at The Cinematic Katzenjammer, and Tyson at Head in a Vice!

The presentation video (below) was done by Joel Burman, the Shepherd of the Lamb, so a big thanks to him, as well!!

The (title pending) Movie Podcast has won the 2013 Lammy Award for Best Podcast!

LammyThe (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs has been awarded the 2013 Lammy Award for Best Podcast!

On behalf of co-host Chris Tanski and myself, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who voted for us, we’re honored and grateful to receive this recognition! :D

I’d also like to extend congratulations to the MILFcast, this year’s runners-up. The voting was extremely close here, apparently only two votes separated the two shows! Definitely give them a listen, Kai and Heather are hysterical, it’s a great show!

Congratulations also go to the As You Watch podcast, Reel Insight, and French Toast Sunday! Be sure to check them out as well!

I’d also like to thank Pat McDonnell of 100 Years of Film and The Film Pasture for doing the announcement video (below)!

Fogs’ Movie Reviews has been nominated for NINE Lammy Awards

Holy CrapThis 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! 

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The nominations for the 2013 are about to open. My request for your consideration.

Lammy-111Hey everyone.

I wanted to take this opportunity to bring your attention to the fact that the nomination voting for the 2013 Lammys, the official awards of the Large Association of Movie Blogs, will be opening tomorrow. My blog was “submitted” in a number of categories, and I’d like to ask for nomination votes from those of you who belong to the LAMB.

Please take a moment and click through to read my appeal for your nominations!

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For Your Consideration: Best Reviewer

The final of my “For Your Consideration” posts for the 2012 Lammys. I want to thank all of you for bearing with me through this process, I realize that this isn’t necessarily the kind of content you’re out to read each day…

But I know that these posts have been well received within the Lamb, and hopefully I’ve picked up a vote or two along the way.

The final category I present for your consideration is “Best Reviewer”, a category which I’ve been nominated in along with five other bloggers. Sam Fragoso of Duke & the Movies, Ryan McNeil of The Matinee, Andy Buckle of The Film Emporium, Dan O’Neill of Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews, and James Blake Ewing of Cinema Sights.

I’ve included links to a sampling of each nominee’s work, so that you can get a feeling for their style!

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For Your Consideration: Best Blog

Best Blog.

The Big Kahuna.

Seriously, just to be mentioned in this category is kind of mind blowing.

The title is self-explanatory, this is the big cheese right here. To be nominated in the same company as these blogs in my first year is an overwhelming honor. They are: Flixchatter, The Droid You’re Looking For, Anomalous Material, Man, I Love Films, The Matinee and Cinematic Paradox.

Click through to read more about them and learn about the candidates for the LAMB’S most prestigious award.

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For Your Consideration: Funniest Lamb

All this week, I’ve been laying out the positive attributes of the entire field of nominees in every category I’ve been nominated in.

It’s unfortunate today that I have to shift gears and bring you the painful truth that… aside from myself… none of the other nominees in this category are funny at all.

I don’t know what to say. Perhaps it’s the preponderance of pensive pundits that populate the Lamb pen… but whatever it is, this is a droll, humorless bunch. The nominators really $#%&ed this one up.

In the past week or so, my “Unfunniest Lamb Study Commission” has uncovered the shocking truth. The inside story of the rampant bribery, vote tampering, gerrymandering and fraud that was perpetuated in the “Funniest Lamb” category that – aside from myself – resulted in five painfully unfunny blogs being nominated.

Read on.

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For Your Consideration: Best New Lamb

Today’s “FYC” post is for the category of “Best New Lamb”.

In addition to my blog, we have four other blogs who have joined the LAMB within this last year: Cinematic Corner, Public Transportation SnobThe Velvet Cafe, The Droid You’re Looking For.

Everyone has good stuff to offer, and they’re all great additions to the LAMB community. If you’ll click through, I’ll break down what each of them have to offer!

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For Your Consideration: Best Podcast

Today’s “For Your Consideration” is the category of “Best Podcast”. The people who get together each week and put on the headsets so that you have .mp3 fodder for your work week.

We have a pretty diverse mix of podcasters in this category, including Chris “Tank” Tanski’s and my’s (title pending)!

The other nominees are: “The Milfcast”, “The Matineecast”, “Frankly My Dear”, and “Reel Insight” Click through to see what everyone has to offer!

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