The Winner of the 2011 LAMMY for Best Blog-a-thon/Meme Is…

by Rachel · June 16, 2011 · 2011 LAMMYs, The LAMMYs · 16 Comments

Coming at you twice a day until the winner of the Best Blog award is unveiled Monday, June 20th, it’s time  to announce the 2011 LAMMY Award Winners !

To see the previous award winners, click here.

Best Blog-a-thon/Meme
Which ingenious trend did we enjoy participating in the most?
Runner-up: Cinematic Alphabet – Rupert Pupkin Speaks (11 votes)

And the winner, with 27 votes, is:

A Life in Movies Blogathon – Fandango Groovers Movie Blog

Congratulations! LAMMY Banners will be emailed to the winner and runner-up after all the awards have been presented.

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16 Responses to The Winner of the 2011 LAMMY for Best Blog-a-thon/Meme Is…

  1. Dylan says:

    Two years straight with this! Solid work, Andy, and well deserved. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for next March (or so); after all, you gotta time these things to coincide with prime LAMMY season, right?

  2. cinemasights says:

    This was a cool little Meme. It was interesting to see everyone’s picks…as well as a great way to figure out how old they are.


  3. Joel Burman says:

    Good call! Congrats Andy! I’m with Dylan on timing. Andy knows how to campaign. Scorsese should bring him on his marketting department.

  4. I have no sour grapes to mash here since you say in your preamble to this award that people voted on the trend they enjoyed participating in the most. I don’t participate at this blog because I find a distinct age/taste gap between myself and the majority of the bloggers who are LAMBs, and if I had marketed the The For the Love of Film (Noir: The Film Preservation Blogathon here, I might have had more LAMB participation. So I would like to invite you all now to join our cause next Feb. 14. We have had two successful years of fundraising, providing funds to restore two short films from the silent era and partial funding for preservation of a 1949 film noir. We had more than 125 posts this year and doubled the number of donors. I hope you’ll join our effort to do something tangible to help keep creative endeavors from earlier eras (and that includes the 70s and 80s) alive and viewable for future generations.

    Marilyn Ferdinand
    Ferdy on Films

  5. Joel Burman says:

    Marilyn that comment might actually work better in the plug section

  6. Is this the LAMMY equivalent of an acceptance speech? Thanks to everyone who voted for me and more importantly everyone who took part in the blogathon.

    @ Dyan and Joel, sorry to say it wasn’t planned, I was supposed to run it in December but life got in the way of blogging so it got delayed. You may notice that there are no life in movies for you consideration posters.

  7. Dylan says:

    @ Andy – Planned or not, it worked out well, and that’s what counts. 🙂

  8. Aiden R. says:

    Congrats, Andy! You got a monopoly on this LAMMY. Damn, I need to take part in this thing already.

  9. Mark says:

    This is a really difficult category, maybe the one where I would replace the word ‘best’ with ‘favorite.’ I imagined the voting unfolding along these lines when I submitted my nominations, and argued that the Film Preservation Blogathon should have been removed from this category and given some sort of special award. It’s just too difficult to make a judgment between a colossal blogathon that raised thousands of dollars for film preservation via posts from nationally recognized critics and authors such as Leonard Maltin, that gets mainstream attention from Turner Classic Movies and an op-ed write-up at The New York Times, versus one that exists primarily within the universe of the LAMB. Certainly one effort is no less worthwhile than the other, but it is awfully difficult to hold one up against the other and try to figure out which is ‘best,’ just as it is almost impossible to compare a single author fan blog to a multiple-contributor blog with commercial aspirations.

    Maybe in the future this category could be separated into ‘fundraising blogathon’ and a ‘fan blogathon’ categories? Or just large and small scale?

    Just thinking out loud, but as the LAMB grows and grows, and the membership becomes more geographically dispersed and personally removed from one another, the LAMMYs are like to become more, rather than less a hot-button issue. Nonetheless, growth is a good thing, as are the LAMB and the LAMMYs. Keep up the good work.

  10. Rachel says:

    Mark, you have an interesting idea, but I know of no other fundraising blogathons, so splitting the category would be rather pointless, as a lot voters didn’t bother making nominations in this category in the first place.

    And sadly, as the LAMB grows and grows, participation dwindles. We had almost the exact same amount of voters this year as we did last year, but had almost 400 more eligible LAMBs than we did last year, so the percentage of participating LAMBs dropped drastically.

  11. Marc says:

    Two in a row huh? Way to go Andy. Fitting and well deserved buddy!! I looked up blog-a-thon in the dictionary yesterday and it said “see Fandango Groovers”:P Congrats!!

  12. Rachel – I’m not involved with LAMB because it’s just not for my age group or film interests. When I look at the winners in some of these categories, honestly, I have to wonder what the voters are looking for. It does seem that people vote for their friends, that there aren’t any measurable criteria by which to judge. I haven’t seen much benefit to being a LAMB. Give ALL LAMBs some place in the culture of this blog, and maybe more people would be involved. BTW, it’s not just the LAMB that exists without much of a purpose that I can see. I belong to the Online Film Critics Society, and I’m not sure what they are trying to accomplish.

  13. Dylan says:

    Real classy, Marilyn. I’m glad Rachel and I have been working on this site for 3.5 years to serve no purpose, to you or otherwise.

    You’re dead wrong.

  14. Marilyn says:

    I’m not trying to be crass, Dylan,
    If this site works for the younger bloggers and for you, mazeltov, but I don’t know what being a LAMB does for me. I don’t get readership, and I keep getting nominated for awards I feel I have a good chance of winning, but never do. In fact, please remove me from the Brainiac category forever, since I’m starting to feel like Susan Lucci.

  15. Well deserved! I had so much fun taking part in this blogathon. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

  16. Duke says:

    Before I go into a rant … let me just say good job to Andy – “A Life In Movies” was great fun. Congrats.

    @ Marilyn ….

    Oh, how I could go on a tangent over your incoherent remarks. First off – this is just common knowledge .. you receive readership by … get this … writing and posting articles everyday.

    I’ve been to you site before, which I should note is good, but when you post … ahh I don’t know three times a week – the likely hood of containing a stagnant, steady readership is next to none.

    What I can agree with from time to time is the “What good does it do me to be a LAMB”. I admit, sometimes I feel it means nothing. But then, I think back and realize without the LAMB, I would’ve never met these great people. I’ve met kind and thoughtful writers – ones that I can talk to about movies, music, and life. So to that remark – the point of LAMB is to bring bloggers united and to create a community where we can share our thoughts on film. Again, that’s just my interpretation- what the hell do I know?

    As for the lack of respect and utter disregard for the people who put their time and energy into this site (Dylan and Rachel) – you should consider revising what you said. You were being crass … perhaps you weren’t trying to be. But, nevertheless, you were.

    For the “Oh I’m older than you … this doesn’t suit me because many of my fellow LAMBS are younger than me”. Let me tell you: the second you believing in the notion the quality of writing is based on their age – is the second you need a reality check.

    Marilyn, your writing is good – but I can find numerous sites on here – who are younger than you and .. God forbid …. are more talented. Not to mention mature enough not to post a comment bashing the people who design this place and the bloggers who won awards.

    This … “When I look at the winners in some of these categories, honestly, I have to wonder what the voters are looking for”


    I’d like to know what exactly your intentions were with that statement? Of course some people vote for their friends … how do you think Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for “The Blindside” – it wasn’t because she projected some revelatory performance.

    The bottom line is .. and this may sound juvenile …. your comments have reflected your feelings perfectly: envious and jealous of the bloggers that beat you. Why you would be, is beyond my comprehension.

    On a final note: I’d like to thank Dylan and Rachel (and any others who contribute to the site) for working hard and caring and creating a community where bloggers all across the board can be united. You’ve done something great – and I wish you luck in all your future endeavors.

    As for, you, Marilyn – I too wish you look with your site and whatever else you do. You may take offence to what I’ve said – that is to be expected. Perhaps next time you could think before typing. Put thought and substance into your sentence, that way your final smack-down towards the people who dedicate part of their lives to the LAMB will be edgier and more hurtful. Or … you could just not speak it all. Either way … I could care less.

    Oh, and yes, I am being crass.

    Good job Andy!

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