Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The 2011 CiMBA Nominations Have Been Announced!

The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA) is proud to announce its 2011 CiMBA nominations. The CiMBA is the CMBA's award for excellence in classic movie blogging. It's a prestigious award because it's given by one's peers in the CMBA.

Online ballots will be mailed to CMBA members this week. The CiMBA winners will be announced on October 17th. Without further ado, here are the nominations for the seven CiMBA categories:

Best Film Review (Drama)
Double Indemnity: The Secret Life of Walter Neff, Tales of the Easily Distracted, http://doriantb.blogspot.com/2011/07/double-indemnity-secret-life-of-walter.html
The Heiress (1949): Her Mother's Presence, Java's Journey, http://javabeanrush.blogspot.com/2011/04/heiress-1949-her-mothers-presence.html
"I'm an advertising man, not a red herring." True Classics, http://trueclassics.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/im-an-advertising-man-not-a-red-herring
John Huston, Montgomery Clift and "Freud", ClassicBecky’s Brain Food, http://www.classicbeckybrainfood.blogspot.com/2011/08/john-huston-montgomery-clift-and-freud.html
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Lady Eve's Reel Life, http://eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/2011/05/cmba-movies-of-1939-blogathon-private.html

Best Film Review (Musical or Comedy)
The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950), Caftan Woman, http://caftanwoman.blogspot.com/2011/06/favourite-movies-happiest-days-of-your.html

The Penultimate French Tearjerker: Les Parapluies De Cherbourg, Classic Film & TV Café, http://classic-film-tv.blogspot.com/2010/11/penultimate-french-tearjerker-les.html 

Return of the Firebird -- Blazing with Beauty, ClassicBecky’s Brain Food, http://www.classicbeckybrainfood.blogspot.com/2011/02/return-of-firebird-blazing-with-beauty.html

Best Classic Movie Article
Mobsters, Pals and Skirts -- The Golden Age Of Gangster Movies -- 1930-1949 (The Complete Series), ClassicBecky’s Brain Food, http://www.classicbeckybrainfood.blogspot.com/2011/04/mobsters-pals-and-skirts-golden-age-of.html

Three Classic Hitchcock Killers, The Lady Eve's Reel Life, http://eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/2011/01/cmba-hitchcock-blogathon-three-classic.html
Warren William Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood by John Stangeland, Warren-William.com, http://warren-william.com/2010/11/09/review-warren-william-magnificent-scoundrel-of-pre-code-hollywood-by-john-stangeland/

Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer or Filmmaker
Celebrating Women in Film: The Silent Directors, True Classics, http://trueclassics.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/celebrating-women-female-directors/
Father and Mother Were Movie Stars, The Lady Eve's Reel Life, http://eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/2011/08/father-and-mother-were-movie-stars.html
Joan Crawford: I Will Prevail, A Person in the Dark, http://flickchick1953.blogspot.com/2011/02/joan-crawford-i-will-prevail.html
John Dall is the Café’s Underrated Performer of the Month, Classic Film & TV Café, http://classic-film-tv.blogspot.com/2011/02/john-dall-is-cafes-underrated-performer.html
Lou Costello and His Tragedy, The Great Entertainers Archive, http://greatentertainersarchives.blogspot.com/2011/05/lou-costello-and-his-tragedy.html

Best Classic Movie Blog Event
Bond Is Forever (Sept 2010 – Aug 2011), Classic Film & TV Café, http://classic-film-tv.blogspot.com/search/label/bond%20is%20forever
Blogathon: The Oscars -- Best Actress 1963, Classicfilmboy, http://www.classicfilmboy.com/2011/02/blogathon-oscars-best-actress-1963.html
A Weekend with the Oliviers (Days 1 through 4), Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier, http://www.vivandlarry.com/tag/a-weekend-with-the-oliviers/

 Best Classic Movie Discussion

Have You Ever Slept With the Lights On, My Love Of Old Hollywood, http://myloveofoldhollywood.blogspot.com/2011/06/have-you-ever-slept-with-lights-on.html
She Wasn't Wearing That A Minute Ago, Was She? ClassicBecky’s Brain Food, http://www.classicbeckybrainfood.blogspot.com/2011/07/she-wasnt-wearing-that-minute-ago-was.html
3 on 3 Panel Discussions: Disney's Animated Films, Gangster Films, Film Noir, and Hammer Films, Classic Film & TV Café, http://classic-film-tv.blogspot.com/search/label/three%20on%20three%20panels

Best Classic Movie Blog Design
A Person in the Dark, http://flickchick1953.blogspot.com/
The Scarlett Olive, http://www.thescarlettolive.com/
Via Margutta 51, www.via-51.blogspot.com/
Vivien Leigh & Laurence Olivier, http://www.vivandlarry.com


  1. Great list of CiMBA nominees, and I'm not just saying that because I happen to be one of them! :-) Thank you kindly for nominating my DOUBLE INDEMNITY blog post, and hearty congratulations to ClassicBecky's Brain Food, My Love of Old Hollywood, Via Margutta 51, Classicfilmboy, Classic Film & TV Cafe, True Classics, A Person in the Dark, Viv&Larry, Garbo Laughs, The Laydee Eve's Reel Life, and all the rest of you awecome nominees! Good luck, everybody!

  2. All of us in the True Classics crew--Carrie, Nikki, and I--are absolutely thrilled at being nominated. THANK YOU, and congratulations to all of the amazing nominees! We're honored to be in your esteemed company. :)

  3. Thank you and congratulations to my fellow nominees.

    - Java

  4. Thanks for the nominations--how exciting! Good luck to everyone!

  5. You have a lot of great nominations in this list. A friend of ours has one of the nominations. Good luck everyone!