The Velvet Café

A room for thoughts about movies

Today I feel a bit bouncy

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This is usually a text heavy blog, but for once I think the picture says it all. I’m a happy, bouncy lamb today.

In case you didn’t know it, LAMB is an organization for movie blogs, with currently about 1200 members including me. Among many other regular features, LAMB runs a yearly award for blogs. There are 15 categories and the winners are chosen by the members.There’s no lack of talent and dedication among the members, so the competition is fierce to say the least.

The election is run in two steps. In the first you make the nominations and in the second you vote. And now to the news that made me so happy yesterday:

When the nominations for 2012 were announced, it turned out that I was one of five candidates for the category “Best New LAMB“.

You can imagine how surprised and happy I was about it! Of course the award will most likely go to someone else in the end, so that’s why grab the opportunity now to do a bit of humble bragging and bounce around a bit before we know the outcome.

If you’re reading this and are one of the LAMBs who nominated me, I just want to say: thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (If I win the next round, I promise to do a more eloquent speech, but this will have to do for now).

And if you’re reading this and aren’t a LAMB member or didn’t nominate me, I want to thank you too.

Every regular reader and commenter at The Velvet Café has a part in this nomination. If it wasn’t for you, I would have run out of steam a long time ago and this place wouldn’t exist. It’s as simple as that.

Head over to Duke and the Movies if you want to see the full list of nominations for Lammy 2012!

Written by Jessica

May 30, 2012 at 11:08 pm

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  1. I love that pic! We might have to use it in other LAMB related events! And of course congrats to the nomination its very well deserved!

    • Isn’t it lovely? I googled “happy lamb” and that was one of the first that came up. I thought it was spot on!
      And thank you!


      May 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm

  2. ‘gratz


    May 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

  3. Thank you for the link, and over course, I’m glad you recieved some nominations.

    Sam Fragoso

    May 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  4. A very bouncy picture 🙂 Congratulations.


    May 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm

  5. I’ve been following your posts for the last three months, and I must say I’m not surprised at your nomination. Congrats Jessica!

    Karl Kaefer

    May 30, 2012 at 11:33 pm

  6. Congratulations Jessica. In my opinion you should up for best reviewer as well.

    Bonjour Tristesse

    May 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    • Thank you! Well, so should you. I don’t know what I’d do without your coverage of foreign and arthouse movies.


      May 30, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  7. Congratulations!

    As always, you’re being way too humble. You’ve got a one in five chance to win, those are good odds!


    May 31, 2012 at 12:22 am

  8. Congratulations Jessica. Very well deserved.


    May 31, 2012 at 12:23 am

  9. Congratulations!

    Dave Enkosky

    May 31, 2012 at 2:00 am

  10. I couldn’t think of anyone better for me to pass on this award to. Well done, Jessica!


    May 31, 2012 at 2:08 am

    • I would be very honored to have it you passed it to me. Thank you! And grats to your nominations, especially the big one. Wow, just wow!


      May 31, 2012 at 7:12 am

  11. Very deserved. Congrats.


    May 31, 2012 at 4:22 am

  12. Many congratulations, and totally well deserved 🙂


    May 31, 2012 at 8:39 am

  13. Congrats on your nomination, Jess. Well deserved, IMO.


    May 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

  14. Congratulations on the New Lamb nomination! Very well deserved and I hope it brings a lot more readers to your site!


    May 31, 2012 at 9:46 am

    • Thank you! And congratulations to your three nominations! I’m glad I’m not put up against you.


      May 31, 2012 at 9:54 am

  15. I concur! With everything of the above 🙂


    May 31, 2012 at 9:51 am

    • Thanks Sofia! I’m glad to have some Swedish supporters with me!


      May 31, 2012 at 9:55 am

  16. Awesome news! Massive congrats, Jessica.


    May 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

  17. Congratulations Jessica. It’s a well deserved nomination and you have a strong chance of receiving the actual award. Well done!

    Mark Walker

    May 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

    • Thank you Mark! I hope you’ll get in to LAMB asap after the award season is over (I know they’ve had a stop during it) and that you’ll be a candidate for next year. You know you’ve got a fan in me.


      May 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

  18. Well Done my friend, you are totally deserving of the NOM. I am super jealous

    • Thank you Scott. And you know I would have liked to see you among the nominees. On the other hand I think many bloggers are super jelous about your visitor numbers. 😉


      May 31, 2012 at 11:29 am

  19. Awesome picture, I just couldn’t stop looking at it. Congratulations on the nomination, great feeling isn’t it! Will Lamb members be able to vote again to decide who wins? If so you will get my vote!


    May 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

    • It’s enchanting, isn’t it? I usually keep the pictures small for various reasons, but this one deserved a bit of space. And yes, I think the LAMB members are the ones who will do the voting in the next round as well. They’ll put up a poll I think.


      May 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

  20. […] har blivit nominerade till LAMB (the Large Association of Movie Blogs) Awards. Det är Jessica på The Velvet Café och Joel på Deny Everything. Grattis, and keep up the good work! Listan på alla nominerade hittas […]

  21. This is just the most adorable picture ever! Congrats on the nomination, I was shocked you didn’t get nominated for Best Reviewer, your posts are beautifully written!


    June 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  22. It seems that success has a habit of following you! Gratz, lady.


    June 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    • Thank you! As opposed to the the case with the PPI awards I can be in the competition this time. 🙂


      June 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  23. Congrats on the nomination! I just found your blog recently, but I am really enjoying your writing style. Keep up the good work!


    June 2, 2012 at 12:22 am

  24. Congrats on the nomination, Jessica. You really deserve it and I hope you win. I can’t vote (I haven’t heard from LAMB yet since I applied a few weeks ago) but if I could, I’d vote for you.


    June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am

  25. […] out her reation post to her Lammy nom, I think that that picture is awesome, AND perfect for the occasion. LOL Nice selection, […]

  26. […] out statements and promises that I will regret in the future. And this is what happened when I wrote about my nomination for the Lammy award “Best new LAMB” a while […]

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