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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sean Kelly

Consider Me for the Lammys

Back in November, I joined the Large Association of Movie Blogs.  A few days ago, they begun the nomination process of their annual "Lammy" Awards, which awards the best blogs, voted by the other members of the LAMB network.

I thought that that I would throw my hat into the nomination pile, so if you are a LAMB member, consider me for the following categories:


Best Community Building/Networking
I've seen my blog grow in readership over the last few years and its partially due to my efforts at advertising my content over social networks like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Letterboxd.  I also consider these networks to be an extension of my writing on this blog, with me often tweeting updates from the events I attend.  In addition, I can regularly be seen commenting on other blogs and sharing my knowledge of cinema.

Brainiac Award
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Media studies and I've received feedback that my film writing has an academic slant to it.  I pride myself with my almost encyclopedic knowledge of cinema and I would like to be recognized as one of the film bloggers who truly knows what he is talking about.

Best Running Feature
Over the last few months I began a new Revisiting Series, in which I revisit a film and write a detailed and in-depth discussion about it.  You should also consider me for the Sunday Afternoon Netflix Documentary.

Best Ratings System
While on first look I rate films with a somewhat boring 1-10 scale, however I actually have a clearly defined system on how I choose the ratings I give to films. (Update 5/24: Since this post has been written, I've updated my ratings system to be more colourful and easy to understand)

Best Festival/Awards Coverage
I always consider my TIFF coverage to be quite good, but I think I really outdone myself with my recent coverage for Hot Docs 2012, in which I posted a full review of every film I saw.  You also can't ignore the award predictions I do every year.  I only expect this to get better.

Best New LAMB
Why Not?

Now you know what to consider me in, why don't you nominate me before May 27?

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).