So here we are again true believers and faithful readers. The LAMMY nominations have been announced. This is my second year of eligibility for the awards (voted on by my peers and handed out by the fine folks over at The Large Association of Movie Blogs, aka the LAMB) and this is now also my second year of receiving exactly zero nominations. Now to be honest, I wasn't really expecting to get any nods (my comments are so disastrously low that sometimes I wonder if anyone at all is even out there reading these damn posts), but still I had some rather high hopes (as can be sen by one of my FYC ads to the left), and I had my eye on at least Best Movie Reviewer and/or the Brainiac Award. But alas, twas not to be.
Now I am not saying I deserve a nomination ahead of those that did receive them. Many great sites were nominated. Duke and the Movies, Garbo Laughs, The Hollywood Revue, Dan the Man's Movie Reviews, Deny Everything, Where Danger Lives, French Toast Sunday and a place I actually do some writing for, Anomalous Material, were all among the nominees, and they are all most deserving of such accolades. Still though, it would have been nice to be among them. But I do whole-heartedly congratulate each and every LAMMY nominee. And meanwhile, I suppose I need to network my site a bit more. As I parenthetically mentioned above, it seems like no one is out there listening - and that is something I need to change.
I see some of my favourite cinematic sites (Glenn Kenny's Some Came Running, Farran Smith Nehme's Self-Styled Siren, Marilyn Ferdinand's Ferdy on Films, Kim Morgan's Sunset Gun, Stacia over at She Blogged By Night, Dennis Cozzalio's Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, Rod Heath's This Island Rod) are just lousy with comments - almost as if a community of sorts. So I suppose my goal for 2012 is to stop my whining and get to that level of followdom. Then no one will ignore me dammit (insert maniacal laughter here please). Seriously though, congrats to all the nominees and good luck in the final voting round. I hope to be joining you next year at this time.