You are cordially invited to attend the 2011 LAMMY Awards

by Rachel · April 19, 2011 · 2011 LAMMYs, The LAMMYs · 8 Comments

Judge your peers! Brag about your standing within the LAMB community! If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can recognize its own every year, so can the LAMB. That’s right – it’s time for the 4th Annual LAMMY Awards! If you’re amongst the many LAMBs that were not yet a member for last year’s awards, be sure to click here for a recap of last year’s events.

The rules:

As with last year’s awards, the voting will be done via a traditional nomination/vote process. The nomination process will last for three weeks, until May 9th. There are the same number of categories as last year (15), though two of the awards have been changed (see full summaries below).

Voting and eligibility is open to current LAMBs only (#1 – 900). One ballot per site; if your site has multiple contributors, you need to consolidate and submit as one ballot. I currently have about 30 more profiles in the queue, and I would love to have them all be eligible, but it may be up to a month before they’re all posted, and I think it’s unfair to include them for this year’s contest. Please visit the Sortable LAMB Table and the LAMB Scrollbox (you’ll likely need them). They should both be fully updated within the next couple of days. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Click on the link at the bottom of this post and nominate up to three LAMBs for each award (no ranking necessary), save for Best Blog, where you may nominate up to five sites. There are two sites that you are not allowed to vote for: your own site and the LAMB– votes for either will be discarded. Shortly after the nomination period has closed, I will post a list of the nominees. The final round of voting will then take place for another two week period.


  • Winners of each category will be eligible to place a banner such as one of the banners below on their sites with the name of what category in which they won, originally created by the LAMMYS “sponsor” RIPE Creative – aka Mrs. Fletch’s company. (Banners and code will be emailed to the winners). Additionally, all nominees will receive a banner as well, noting how many noms they got.

The categories:
Best Blog
The self-explanatory big kahuna.

Best Design
Which site looks the best? This could be one that’s built from scratch or expanded from a template.

Best Blog Name
“Things To Do In Denver While You’re Blogging.” Another self-explanatory award.

Most Prolific
Who makes you wonder how they sleep at night? Time to let them know their never-ending quest is worthwhile.

Best Blog-a-thon/Meme
So addictive you just couldn’t help but take part. So brilliant, so viral that it took over the internet (or maybe just a bunch of film blogs).

Funniest Writer
Who’s the next Richard Pryor? Or Carrot Top, even?

Brainiac Award
AKA, the “Most intelligent/insightful/academic writer.” Who is the Stephen Hawking of film bloggers?

Best Running Feature
Do you find yourself constantly checking your watch, just waiting for the end of the week to arrive so you can check out the latest Friday’s Favorite Film Freaks on your favorite blog? What regular running features can’t you live without?

Best Ratings System
Some bloggers put a nice spin on the old 5-star system while others come up with something completely different. Which ones do you love to see at the end of a review?

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Blog
Also self-explanatory.

Best Classic Film Blog
Also self-explanatory.

Best Festival/Awards Coverage
Not all do it, but some dedicate months at a time to a festival or the Academy Awards. This is a chance to honor them.

Best New LAMB
A special award for any LAMB that’s been welcomed to the flock since last year’s LAMMYs. Sites eligible are #517-900.

Best Podcast
Many LAMBs produce their own podcast, individually or jointly with other LAMBs; which are your favorites? (The LAMBcast is ineligible.)

Best Movie Reviewer
Maybe they just happen to always agree with you. Maybe they write in a way you only wish you could. Maybe you’re in awe of the wide array of films they review. Basically, if you had but a few whose reviews you could read, who would they be?

The All-important Link

Final Thoughts
Though it may take awhile depending on your familiarity, please take the time to visit as many of the LAMBs as you can to give a fair and accurate judging. Use the handy LAMB Scrollbox to visit them all, use a feed reader, or, again, check the soon-to-be-updated Sortable LAMB Table. Also, For Your Consideration posters will be posted for all who wish to send them in (limit one per site). Email your FYC Posters here. Here’s an example:

On the poll, I’ll have a question or two about feedback and any suggestions for the 2012 LAMMYS. Please give your thoughts – what’s missing, different and/or better categories, the voting/nomination process, prizes, etc. Any questions or feedback about the process can be emailed to me or left in the comments below.

Most important – have fun and good luck to you all!