Wednesday, May 9, 2012
For Your Consideration: Cinematic Paradox for the 2012 Lammys
Okay...let me tell you a little story. Last year I half-heartedly put my name forward to get a LAMMY nomination. Let's just say, I wasn't expecting a nomination. Down the other side of the track, I got two nominations: Best New LAMB and Best Rating System. That was a pretty big deal for me. Then, one morning, while I was recuperating from getting my tonsils out, I saw that my blog had been voted as the Best New LAMB for 2011.
That. Was. Huge.
To most of you, these blog awards are just for fun, and that's fine. But come on, we all like to be recognised that way. When I won the award, I basically leaped out of bed and started screaming before I realised that the tonsillectomy didn't leave my throat in such a good condition. And you know what? It may sound stupid, but when people in little old Dannevirke found out about this win they went wild. I still get people to this day congratulating me on that win, even though it happened nearly a year ago.
Anyway, I don't like talking myself up, because most of what I'm about to say is probably untrue. But here are the categories that I'd like to be considered for and why:
Best Blog Okay, I know I probably won't get a nomination here but I would really like one. A little backstory on why I should get a nomination here: I'm 16, I come from a tiny town in NZ, I watch movies other people my age haven't heard of, I blog just about every night even though I'm exhausted from school (seriously, I'm working myself to exhaustion here). Oh, and I got a call from Paramount about something I wrote. Not meaning to gloat, but how many people - 16 year old girls from NZ, no less - does that happen to every day? Exactly. I know I haven't got anything on those super sites, but pleeeeeeeeeease consider me for this!
Best Design I designed it all myself. I think it looks cute. It looks good on an iPad (I checked).
Best Movie Reviewer I admit, I'm not your traditional reviewer - I like to get a bit more personal about my movies. Just see my review of War Horse.
Best Running Feature The 'Conversation' posts are always fun to write, and so are the Lame Trailer Clichés, if I ever get ideas for them.
Best Rating System Because it has a rating from The Room.
Best Festival/Awards Coverage It doesn't have anything on everyone else's coverage, but come on, who didn't enjoy spending time with Fassy, Loki and Owen when awards season was full speed ahead?
Funniest Writer I'm probably not even that funny. But it has been said to me that the Conversation posts are funny, so I'm putting my name forward for this anyway.
And yeah, as my poster says, you should vote for the 16 year old New Zealander! Pleeeeeeeeeeease?!