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Written by: Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012 | 75 comments | Featured

As many of you are probably aware by now, the 2012 LAMMIE nominations were released yesterday morning on episode of #117 of the invaluable LAMBcast.

No list that provides a full rundown of nominees has been formulated thus far, so I figured I’d put it together so each member of the LAMB can witness the diversity of great talent being rightfully recognized.

Each nominee has a link directed by to his or her site. If I made any substantial errors be sure to notify me in the comment section. We’ll start at the top.

Best Community “Whatever”

Deny Everything
Man, I Love Films
Fogs' Movie Reviews
Anomalous Material
Never Too Early Movie Predictions

Best Rating System

Cinematic Paradox
Random Ramblings of a Demented Door Knob
Go, See, Talk
French Toast Sunday
3 Guys, 1 Movie

Funniest Blog

The Droid You're Looking
Man, I Love Films
Fogs' Movie Reviews
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews
Green People Soup
Invasion of the B Movies

Best Classic Film Blog

Defiant Success
True Classics
Where Danger Lives
Cinema Sights
Garbo Laughs
The Hollywood Revue

Best Blogathon

True Classics - The Loving Lucy
Duke & The Movies - Representing Humanity
Top Ten Films - Houdinis Magic Movie Ticket
My Film Views - Top 10 Actresses/Actors of All Time Relay Race
Fandango Groovers - My Movie Year

Best Design

Cinematic Paradox
The Matinee
Cinematic Corner
French Toast Sunday
Man, I Love Films

Best Podcast

The MatineeCast
The MILFcast
The Title Pending Movie Podcast
Reel Insight
Frankly, My Dear

Best Horror Blog

Invasion of the B-Movies
Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights
Old Horror Movies
Silver Emulsion
365-Horror Movie
Gore Girls Dungeon
The Lightning's Bugs Lair

Most Prolific

Never Too Early Movie Predictions
Fogs' Movie Reviews
Anomalous Material
Andy Buckle's Film Emporium
The Matinee

Best Reviewer

Ryan McNeil of The Matinee
Dan Fogarty of Fogs' Movie Reviews
Andy Buckle of The Film Emporium
Sam Fragoso of Duke & The Movies
Dan of Dan The Man's Movie Reviews
James Blake Ewing of Cinema Sights

Best Running Feature

Cinematic Paradox - "A Conversation With"
Duke & The Movies - "Battle of Directors"
Fogs' Movie Reviews - "Movies Everyone Should See"
True Classics - "Pioneers of Animation"
Rachel Reel Reviews - "Saturday Sims Screenshots"

The Brainiac Award

Cinema Sights
The Matinee
Duke & The Movies
Southern Vision 

Festival & Awards Coverage

Never Too Early Movie Predictions
The Matinee
Bonjour Tristesse
Big Thoughts From A Small Mind
Cinematic Paradox

Best New LAMB

Fogs' Movie Reviews
The Droid You're Looking
Cinematic Corner
The Velvet Cafe
Public Transportation Snob

Best Blog

The Matinee
Anomalous Material
Fogs' Movie Reviews
The Droid You're Looking For
Flix Chatter
Cinematic Paradox
Man, I Love Films

Again, thank you to the 86 people that voted. Once more, I’d like to thank each and every person that casted Duke & The Movies on their ballot. I can hardly articulate my gratitude to you all. Whether I win any of the four categories is irrelevant. I’m just fortunate enough to be selected. You all mean the world to me. 

Have a safe Wednesday wherever you are.


There are 75 comments for this post.

  1. fogsmoviereviews on May 30, 2012 7:42 am

    Good job Sam. I was hoping someone would do something like this! Very nice to actually see all the nominees in all the categories like this. Great job.

    Congrats to Duke & The Movies for your nominations, happy to say I had you on my ballot for Braniac and Reviewer, myself (abstained from voting in the Blogathon category, just didnt feel I knew enough). Glad to see you made it through to the voting rounds, and I wish you the best of luck as the voting kicks off!! :D

    Well deserved, Sam.

  2. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 7:50 am


    Thank you for casting my name on your ballot. I jotted you down as well. Looking forward to the final rounds.

  3. sati on May 30, 2012 8:27 am

    Congratulations for your nominations! thank you for writing this post, it’s so much different to see the nods in the writing.

  4. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 8:30 am

    Glad I could assist you in anyway. Cinematic Corner picked up quite a few nods. Congratulations.

  5. Jessica on May 30, 2012 8:35 am

    Awesome that you also bothered to include all the links. It gives a great overview. I’m sure LAMB will put it up as well, but then a lot of the work is done (provided it’s correct), just copy and paste.

    Oh and congratulations to the nominations! Very well deserved!

  6. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 9:50 am

    So far so good. And you know how i feel about your nominations: well deserved.

  7. Dan O. on May 30, 2012 10:04 am

    Congrats Sam! I’m at least glad I went from Best New Lamb to Best Movie Reviewer this year and I think it’s time to let everyone know that my name is Dan O’Neill. But since I heard the podcast, it could quite possibly be Jack, you never know.

  8. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 10:10 am

    Not surprised that you were nominated for “best reviewer” — very prolific you are Dan.

  9. Eric on May 30, 2012 10:14 am

    Great work putting this together, Sam, and congrats on the many nominations!

  10. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 10:30 am

    It’s unfortunate TWS wasn’t recognized. Yet another site I look for constantly that didn’t receive proper recognition. No matter Eric, great work.

  11. Nostra on May 30, 2012 11:25 am

    Thanks for putting up the list. Checked out the episode earlier and was happy to hear I’ve been nominated in the Best Blogathon category. Congratulations on all your nominations!

  12. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 11:27 am

    I really enjoyed your blogathon Nostra – well deserved nomination.

  13. Bonjour Tristesse on May 30, 2012 11:31 am

    Nice work Sam, and congrats on your nominations. I don’t know why the Lamb doesn’t publish the list as well, not everyone wants to listen to a podcast. In my mind there actually should be a press release sent out for events like this.

  14. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 11:41 am

    A press release would be beneficial. I understand the decision though.

  15. 3guys1movie on May 30, 2012 12:26 pm

    thank god someone made this list, I have been looking for something like this. No wonder you are up for best reviewer. Congrats to all the nominees :-)

  16. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 12:45 pm

    Anything to help folks out. No surprise your site was nominated for best rating – it’s unique and inventive. Best of luck.

  17. Joel Burman on May 30, 2012 1:10 pm

    Bonjour: I want to build momentum for our podcast episode… of course I’ll be doing a rundown of the nominees. Kudos to Sam though I’m guessing this article got a ton of traffic… =)

  18. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 1:12 pm

    It may Joel ;)

  19. Bubbawheat on May 30, 2012 1:23 pm

    Nice to see the big list. One minor correction, it’s Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights, without the K. Though that would be a great name if I also reviewed fantasy movies :)

  20. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 1:24 pm

    My fault. Corrected the error. Recently caught up with your site. Nicely done, keep up the good work.

  21. Lesya on May 30, 2012 1:25 pm

    Congrats to everybody who got nominated and to you Sam!

  22. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 1:30 pm

    Thank you Lesya. It’s nice to see you around again!

  23. Tyler on May 30, 2012 1:32 pm

    Great work Sam. It’s nice to see all these sites together on paper. Voting is going to be very difficult. Congrats on the nominations too! It’ll be fun to see how all this plays out in the next few weeks.

  24. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 1:33 pm

    It will indeed Tyler. I’m content with whoever wins the our “brainiac award” category. All great talents.

  25. ruth on May 30, 2012 1:34 pm

    Congrats Sam! I was hoping you’d get the nom for Best Reviewer as you’re a fabulous writer!

  26. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 1:45 pm

    Appreciate your comment Ruth. I’m glad you feel so strongly. Nice best blog nomination.

  27. Angela on May 30, 2012 1:51 pm

    Thanks for compiling this and congratulations on your nominations! However, you have one mistake in the Classic Film Blog category. It’s actually The Hollywood Revue and the correct URL is http://hollywoodrevue.wordpress.com/.

  28. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 1:56 pm

    Thank you Angela! Sorry for the mistake. Just corrected it.

  29. Today I feel a bit bouncy « The Velvet Café on May 30, 2012 2:08 pm

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  30. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 2:15 pm

    Thanks for the link Jessica!

  31. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 3:52 pm

    No problem Will. I’m glad you were nominated. Been to your blog a few times. Good stuff.

  32. Caroline on May 30, 2012 4:36 pm

    Thanks for this, however The Hollywood Review blog you linked is NOT the one nominated for Best Classic Film Blog. That is in fact The Hollywood Revue, which can be found at http://hollywoodrevue.wordpress.com.

  33. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 4:45 pm

    Thank you for the correction. I replaced it with the link you provided. Much appreciated Caroline.

  34. Stevee on May 30, 2012 5:15 pm

    Thanks for doing this list, Sam. It is really great to see the diversity of nominees this year! And congrats on your nominations…best of luck!

  35. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 5:20 pm

    Congratulations to you too. You received quite a lot of nominations. I’ll have to keep better tabs on your site Stevee.

  36. Candice Frederick on May 30, 2012 5:27 pm

    wow! some great ones here

  37. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 5:48 pm

    Yes indeed.

  38. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 6:10 pm

    Thank you Lesya! It’s nice to see you around again.

  39. Mark on May 30, 2012 6:18 pm

    Great stuff, thanks so much for putting this list together!

  40. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 6:41 pm

    No problem Mark!

  41. James Blake Ewing on May 30, 2012 6:57 pm

    Good job putting up this list, although, you are linking to my old site instead of my new one.

    A lot of solid nominees as well as a lot of great people that could be in here as well. The LAMB is just getting so big it’s a lot harder to make the cut than it was even a year ago.

    Also, look forward to facing off against you in a couple of categories!

  42. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 7:00 pm

    I’ll change the link James. Sorry, a bit busy putting in sites I’ve never heard of.

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  44. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 7:20 pm

    I knew it was Dan O’Neill from emails and such. Nice to see you in the running man – very prolific you are.

  45. Ruth on May 30, 2012 7:23 pm

    Congrats Sam!!!!

  46. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 7:31 pm

    Thank you Ruth!

  47. Brandie on May 30, 2012 8:00 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to put this list together.

    Congratulations to all of the nominees!

  48. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 8:27 pm

    Most definitely Brandie.

  49. James Ward on May 30, 2012 10:28 pm

    Brainiac. Giggle.

    By the way, anyone in the great state of California: Please stay on the roads the next couple of weeks. A certain precocious teen movie blogger is getting his driving license soon. Very scary.

  50. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 11:00 pm

    Ha. Ha. Ha.

    I’m a fine driver.

  51. NeverTooEarlyMP on May 30, 2012 11:33 pm

    Congratulations Sam! Your nominations are very well deserved, and luckily we aren’t competing in the same categories so I’ll actually get to vote for you again!

    Great job getting this list together too. Wish I had thought of it!

  52. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 11:40 pm

    Thank you for the support!

  53. Rodney on May 30, 2012 11:51 pm

    Nice work getting this list up and going Sam, and congrats on the nominations!! (I know I helped in that regard!)

    Good luck to all the nominees!!!

  54. Sam Fragoso on May 30, 2012 11:55 pm

    I’m very fortunate to have you around Rodney. Thanks for the assistance.

  55. Jaina on May 31, 2012 1:24 am

    Awesome list of LAMBs – can’t wait for the voting to begin. It’s going to be tough all around I think – such great blogs!

  56. Sam Fragoso on May 31, 2012 1:25 am

    It’s going to be incredibly difficult to win any categories. Then again, the honor is just to be nominated.

  57. Pete on May 31, 2012 1:48 am

    Congratulations to all nominees!

  58. Sam Fragoso on May 31, 2012 2:14 am

    I think we can all agree on that.

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  60. Rachel on May 31, 2012 7:21 am

    Thanks for putting up the full list and congrats on your noms, Sam. I love that you linked to my sims screenshot of The Descendants, as it’s one of my favorites, so much so that it’s been the background on my desktop since I made it.

  61. Sam Fragoso on May 31, 2012 7:30 am

    Miss Rachel, very pleased to see you around here again. I’ve missed your presence – and I apologize for not being on your site as often as I should be.

  62. Michaël Parent on May 31, 2012 8:27 am

    Congrats Sam!

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  65. Sam Fragoso on May 31, 2012 11:12 pm

    Thank you!

  66. Red on June 1, 2012 7:43 am

    Congrats Sam! And thanks for putting this list together. And best of luck to everybody who was nominated!

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  68. Sam Fragoso on June 1, 2012 8:34 am

    Thank you for stopping by Red! Best of luck to Anomalous. I feel odd voting for a site I work for, but oh well.

  69. Andina on June 1, 2012 10:06 am

    Congrats! I’m a new visitor but pretty well deserving nomination there!

  70. Sam Fragoso on June 1, 2012 11:12 am

    I appreciate your visit Andina!

  71. Fitz on June 1, 2012 8:00 pm

    Well done, Sam! Quite a deserved nod.

  72. Sam Fragoso on June 2, 2012 3:10 pm

    Thank you Fitz. Bummer to see NPF missing from the list.

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  75. Dan on June 7, 2012 1:19 am

    Thanks for putting this together. Great work guys!

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