LAMBCAST #162: THE 2013 LAMMY NOMINATIONS

by Dylan · April 15, 2013 · 2013 LAMMYs, Featured, LAMBcast, Podcasts · 21 Comments

Lammy AwardsFirst off – if you haven’t yet, go follow The LAMBcast on Twitter!

Close to two months since the start of the submission stage, the time to reveal the Sixth Annual LAMMY nominess is now!  1500+ blogs have been narrowed to 18 categories, and this is the moment when you get to learn which sites/podcasts/vlogs/people were selected by your peers to be amongst the nominees.  

Voting on the nominees starts April 17th and closes April 30th.  Meanwhile, the Official LAMMY Nominee list will be published on the LAMB site (plus possible press release) tomorrow, April 16th — note that we intentionally hold the printed list for one day – we encourage members to support the LAMBCast ratings by not independently publishing the list prior to this time

But first, the show itself!  Shepherd Joel Burman took his first spin in the hosting seat for this episode event, and was joined by fellow LAMMY moderator David, as well as LAMMY FYC moderator Bubbawheat and two first-time LAMBcasters, Misty Layne of Cinema Schminema and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen… and Citizen Screenings

Also on tap:

* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Name That Film Times Five (tentatively titled)

A few notes:

* The LAMBcast can be found, along with the LAMB’s latest official podcast, The Film Pasture, via iTunes.  Also, I always post a link to the show on the LAMBcast’s Facebook page, and there’s a player there if you’d like to listen online. The direct RSS feed is: http://lambcast.podomatic.com/rss2.xml

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Thanks for listening!

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21 Responses to LAMBCAST #162: THE 2013 LAMMY NOMINATIONS

  1. Jessica says:

    Is there something wrong on my side or is the sound a bit wonky?

    • Joel says:

      I only hear Bubba in my left headphone. I’m halfway through the ep. other than that I think the audio sounds about usual.

      • Jessica says:

        Must be something with my download then. To me it’s breaking up, echoing, a metallic sound. Odd.

        Anyway: it was a great show, great fun to listen to! So I will do my best not to spoil anything so that others will have fun listening too!

  2. Dan Heaton says:

    Great job on this podcast. I think the reading of the nominations was handled well, and it’s an excellent group of nominees. It’s more diverse this time, and there are plenty that I need to check out. Nice work on the entire process.

  3. Aurora says:

    Just listened and it’s great – excellent genre representation! Except for my “ums and ers” it sounds amazing!

    Aurora

  4. NTEMP says:

    Congratulations to all our nominees. And thank you to our volunteer presenters, You all did great!

  5. Joel says:

    We have a new LAMMY drinking game! Take sip/chug everytime I say awesome!

  6. I just wanted to chime in on the topic of specific topic/genre blog nominations. I agree that in the future, blogs should have to be at least 75% of their intended category to qualify for nominations. I personally believe that percentage should be even higher, but 75% is definitely better than 50%.

    • Thanks Glen. I think we’re definitely thinking in that direction. We were a little hesitant to put that in place this year for groups that hadn’t asked for it – and where we hadn’t done extensive enough research to see what the standard was for different types of blogs – but now that we know we can probably raise the limit.

      I probably wouldn’t recommend a percentage higher than 75% myself – although I know others would feel it should be higher – only because it might create eligibility problems too far in the other direction. I’d be worried that things like weekly sharing of links to other blogs, or even participating in blogathons, podcasts and LAMB events that might not directly relate to one’s genre could too easily push people over the disqualification limit if we set it at 90%, for example.

      75% or 3/4 ths also has the benefit of being an easy number to estimate. After all, we don’t want to make the moderators do too much complicated math! 🙂

    • Robert Gannon Robert says:

      I have to agree with that. I did the math and my blog, which covers a whole lot more than film, would have been eligible for the horror category because I write a lot about horror films. It is not a horror blog and I did not submit it as such, but I was eligible at about 52% horror content.

  7. The Vern says:

    Joel. I will listen to the show again and play that game again.
    Best of luck to all the nominees this year

    • I considered skipping the “name that film times five” segment for an impromptu version of the Verns Cinema Quote game but I could imagine the headache I’d get from hearing Dylan’s screams… 🙂

      • Dylan Dylan says:

        Lol – I just listened to Vern’s Quote Game from the As You Watch Little Miss Sunshine episode yesterday. No quote games on the LAMBcast! 😀 (Unless Nick Powell is involved.)

  8. Congrats to all the Noms

  9. Nick Powell says:

    So happy to get all the nominations I received! Thanks to all!

  10. mistylayne says:

    I’m with Aurora – I lost count of how many times I said “um”, lol. Great show though and super fun!

  11. Hey, I’m totally one for making things easy, so if 75% is the most practical number to use, I’m all for it, lol.

  12. Mark says:

    Congratulations to all, and thanks to those who nominated me in the classic category. I really needed a lift today and this did the trick. Best wishes and good luck to all the nominees!

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