Well faithful readers and true believers, as one can see from my Mack the Knife-influenced post title, it's that time of year again. Time for the annual LAMMYs. You say you do not know what the LAMMYs are? Heavens to mergatroid. Let us remedy that right now. You see, the LAMMYs are the most coveted of awards. Right up there with the Oscars and Grammys and Emmys and Tonys. As of today, no one has ever won all five awards. No one has ever become a LEGOT. Anyway, I digress. What the LAMMYs really are are the annual awards given out at The LAMB, or elongated for better explanation to those not in the know, The Large Association of Movie Blogs. These are awards voted on by my peers (aka, other movie/film bloggers) and hold some esteem in the crowd I (sorta) run with. Each year, akin to the Oscars and their ilk, nominations are handed out in fifteen different categories ranging from Best Movie Reviewer to Best Classic Film Blog to Most Prolific to Funniest Writer to, of course, the big kahuna, Best Blog. There is even a Brainiac Award for the more knowledgeable set among us. The nomination process runs until May 27th, and will be followed by a final voting for the actual awards, handed out, via cyberspace, in June.
Last year, in my first year of eligibility, I joined a not-so-exclusive club that also includes such famed and classic dignitaries as Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Joseph Cotten, Peter Lorre, Mirna Loy, Kim Novak, Edward G. Robinson and Marilyn Monroe. Like them, I too was not nominated for a damn thing. They for an Oscar, me for a LAMMY. Oh well, I thought to myself, what great company to be in. Seriously though, I really did not expect to receive any nominations, but I wasn't without hope. This year though, is going to be my year. I am hoping for at least two nominations - Best Movie Reviewer is my best and most desired hope, and/or maybe Most Prolific or the Brainiac Award. Whatever the case, I still do not expect to actually win. The awards themselves tend to go to the more established members of the LAMB, but still, as they are prone to say, the nomination is the real prize. Granted, such a response is probably bullshit - of course it is better to win than to just get nominated - but really, I am hoping for, but not expecting anything more than a nomination or three. But nominated or not, a fun part of the proceedings is putting together an FYC ad for the whole shebang. Below is mine. Appropriately, considering the title of my site, it involves the lovely Jean Seberg in Jean-Luc Godard's classic Breathless.
If you happen to be one of the aforementioned LAMB compatriots, and therefore eligible to vote, you can do so at the 2012 LAMMY voting booth. Perhaps during your perusal of the categories you could throw this old salt a bone or two of a vote, but only if you think I am deserving - or maybe even if you don't. Now as anyone who collects comics or trading cards or anything of that ilk knows, there are always bound to be some variant editions. Below are your very own collector's item variant FYC ads. Enjoy. And remember to vote vote vote. And in all sincerity (see, I can do more than just snarky), good luck to all my fellow LAMBs.