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.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.