The 2013 Lammys have rounded the final turn and are heading for home. The final nominees have been announced and the voting is now open for the final round. I have to admit I was really surprised to find that my little ol’ Keith & the Movies site had been submitted for four Lammy Awards: Best Movie Reviewer, Best Running Feature (The Phenomenal 5), Best New Lamb, and Best Blog. I have to admit I was pretty surprised to see my named mentioned by some fellow movie bloggers that I respect a great deal. And while my expectations were low, I was hoping I may squeak in and grab a nomination in a category or two.
Monday the Lammys were announced and while I didn’t make it in a couple of the categories I was hoping for, I did snag a nomination for BEST NEW LAMB. I gotta say that’s pretty cool especially when I look at the wealth of talent represented by my fellow nominees. I really don’t think I stand a chance but it’ll be fun to watch things play out. Either way if I do lose it’s good to know I’ll lose to a very deserving winner. And not only are my fellow nominees deserving, but I’ve gone on to become pals with most of them. Of course I hope they all lose to me but you get what I’m sayin’.
Let me end by giving a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who has read my material, “liked” a post, commented, or shared something from Keith & the Movies. Blogging wouldn’t be nearly as much fun for me if people weren’t reading and seemingly enjoying some of what I’ve written. It wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without the comments and the conversations from you people who visit the site. And a Lammy certainly wouldn’t be possible without each of you (and of course the great people over at the LAMB who put this all together). Finally, a special congratulations to my fellow BEST NEW LAMB nominees especially Marked Movies, Terry Malloy’s Pigeon Coup, The Focused Filmographer, Head in a Vice, and Rorschach Reviews. You guys are tremendous.
So get the confetti poppers and the disco ball ready. Ice down the Diet Dr. Pepper and warm up the cheese dip. I would really appreciate your vote for BEST NEW LAMB. But hey, regardless of who wins, we’ll celebrate their victory together at the after party!