Monday, 24 October 2011

TheMovie411 Blog Awards 2011

The Movie411 Blog Awards Are Back!

Last year over 300 movie blogs and sites entered the 2010 Movie411 Blog Awards.
Following its success I am delighted to announce its second run this year. And you can now nominate your favourite movie blogs for the categories listed below, though please read the rules before nominating and the criteria for each award.

There are two rounds before the Grand final on December 20th 2011, the nomination round and the online voting.

The Categories

Best Post - Have you come across a particular movie review or a piece on a movie topic that has just blown your mind? Then nominate it! Nominees for this award must have an exceptional post in regards to a movie topic or review, or even on an actor/actress.

Last year the gong went to Russell Cook for his post at Cine-Vue on the movie I Spit On Your Grave. If you have a post that you think is just as good or know of someone else’s work you would like to nominate, then e-mail us with the link to the post along with your details.

Best Newcomer- Everyone that is serious about blogging knows just how hard it is to start your own blog and gain them all important readers. If you are new to blogging or know someone that is, you/they have to have been blogging for at least 6 months and show not only a good knowledge of writing, but good continuity of posts.

Best Gossip- We all love a good rumour, even if they don’t turn out to be true. Many love to write about what they think about a certain casting or what they think may happen in a movie or sequel to a movie. Some love to report the confirmed. It’s all gossip - sound like anybody you know?

Best Horror - For all them movie blogs dedicated to horror, must show a fascination for the genre and post frequently on horror movies.
The same criteria goes for Best Comedy, Best Action, Best Animation and Best Sci-Fi focusing on each genre.

Best Design - A good design to your blog is important, your own logo, banner, the way you choose to lay your blog out etc, with so many cool designs out there, who will get your vote?

Sexiest Male and Female award- One of our more fun awards, who do you think are the sexiest male and female blog writers in the blogoshere? They must have a picture of themselves clearly on their blog/site.

Special Achievement - This is our judges choice award and will not be up for online voting. Though you can still nominate your favourite blogs.
Blogs must have at least 150 followers, show an in depth love for what they do and a dedication to their readers. Their posts will be of a high standard and of good design. Finally, will have achieved something that many blogs strive to do, a brilliant interview that Empire magazine could only wish for maybe?

Gold Award - Our top award, won last year by Hollywood Spy is the most sought after. Must have at least 150 followers, great design, showing an in depth love for writing and a dedication to their readers. Displaying an array of movie topics, including reviews, gossip, news and have gone that extra mile to please their readers.

Nomination Round

To nominate yours or someone’s blog for an award all you need to do is e-mail with nomination in the subject box. You must state which award you are nominating the blog for and the link to that blog, in the case of the best post award, you will also include the link to that pacific post as well as leaving your name and your own blog link. Only bloggers can nominate, and they must be followers of TheMovie411 so we can keep track of multiple voting (hence why you have to include your own blog link in the e-mail). Make sure you/they fit the criteria for the award your nominating for. Blogs that are suitable for the chosen award, and depending on how many nominations they receive will display a nomination badge much like the one pictured right. You can only nominate yourself or another blog for a maximum of two awards, and each blogger has a maximum of 4 nominations each if you would like to nominate seperate blogs for seperate awards. Multiple voting from the same blogger and e-mail account will result in dismissal of nomination. A confirmation e-mail will be sent once your nomination has been processed, normally within 24hrs.

The Nomination round closes November 28th, and the Top5 that receives the most nominations in each category will progress to the online vote round at the beginning of December.

So what are you waiting for, lets get nominating!
Last years Top5 nominees and winners can be found here on the winners post.


Melissa Bradley said...

Yay! The awards are back!!! I can't wait to see who everyone nominates. The competition is going to be tough, but brilliant.

Dempsey Sanders said...

Thanks Mel, i'm excited, a few titles might even be defended this year!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Ooo, this is gonna be good! Looking forward to seeing the shortlist!

Dark Blue Jeans said...

Last years awards were brilliant. Can't wait to see who enters this year.

Glad to see the awards and you back Dempsey, you really have been missed!

Yvonne said...

The awards are back! & I really look forward to the nominees! Wouldn't be able to participate due to my hectic schedule, haven't been able to catch much films too :( But I'll still keep track of this to read all the wonderful posts!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

All right!
Three hundred followers for Gold? That's new from last year, isn't it? Crap, hardly any of the movie blogs I follow have that many! Not even the only one I'd nominate.

Nebular said...

Yay! Last year's awards were so exciting! I hope this year it will be just as great. :) I can't wait to see the top 5 nominated blogs in each category.

I'm a bit disappointed to see that those nominated for GOLD award and Special Achievement award should have at least 300, because there are many brilliant blogs that have less then 300, even 200, even 100 followers, so that rule is a bit limiting. :(

Let the voting begin!

Dempsey Sanders said...

Hey George and Alex,
Last year was a lot lower, actually by half, it was a 150. I wanted to make them two awards tougher this year.

However, I appreciate both your comments, and do realise it may be a bit limiting, and I do like listen to my readers and value their input, so I have now changed it back to 150.

Thanks for your comments guys

Nebular said...

Thank you, Demps. 150 followers is great! Now we can all nominate our favorite movie blogs. Glad you took our comments into consideration.

Dempsey Sanders said...

Thats what I love about the comment forms. After reading your comments and seeing how many great blogs I know myself would miss out, it would of been harsh not to change it - entirley agreed with you and Alex.

Will always listen to constructive critism buddy :)

RaShelle Workman said...

Dempsey - This was soooo much fun last year. Glad you've brought it back. ;D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dempsey, thanks for changing it to one hundred and fifty! Appreciate it.
And who on earth would nominate themselves???

DEZMOND said...

yep, ditch the part where people can nominate and vote for themselves :)

I think I still have a hangover from the last year's gala ....

Melissa Bradley said...

I'm glad you changed it to 150 as well from reading the start of these comments. :) Whoo Hoo 411 Awards!!!

Craig Edwards said...

Oh, this is quite exciting! Huzzah Movie411 Awards!

Kalli said...

Oh, this was so much fun last year! I'm excited that it's back! It's going to be great again this year, I can tell already.

iZombie said...

interesting, very interesting...
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Nebular said...

Demps, we can nominate blogs for all categories or just 4, like it was the last time around???

Dempsey Sanders said...

Dez, they can only nominate themselves, they cant vote for themselves. And they can only nominate themselves once, they need many more to go through to the next round off other blog readers. So that will stick. But thank you for your comment :)

Nebular - you only have four nominations per person. And you can only nominate a single blog for a maximum of two awards. Hope that helps. :)

Ty said...

Thanks so much for the nomination!

Ella said...

Last year was great! I love movie blogs and need to visit more often~

Mr. Xploit, Esquire said...

I love awards! Can't wait to see the winners. Good luck nominees.

Donna K. Weaver said...

This is so fun!