CMBA Awards


Each year, the Classic Movie Blog Association asks its members to submit entries for the best blog writing and design of the year. CMBA members vote on submissions in seven categories and the top five in each category become the finalists for the Annual CMBA Awards (known as the CiMBA Awards from 2010 - 2014). Winners are selected annually by full membership vote in September. Below is a listing of winners from 2010 through the current awards year.
 
2018 CMBA AWARD WINNERS

Best Film Review/Drama

Best Film Review/Musical or Comedy 

Best Profile of a Performer

Best Classic Movie Article

Best Classic Movie Blog Event 
The Food in Film Blogathon - Silver Screenings and Speakeasy 
 
 
Best Classic Movie Series 


2017 CMBA AWARD WINNERS

Best Film Review ( Drama )
Self-Plagiarism is Style: Hitchcock, Grant and North by Northwest (1959) - Once Upon a Screen

Best Film Review ( Musical/Comedy )
Me and My Pal (1933) - Caftan Woman

Best Classic Movie Article
A Government by Classic Movie Characters - Once Upon a Screen

Best Classic Movie Series
Crime Does Not Pay - Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer
Louise Fazenda, Comic Venus -Silentology

Best Classic Movie Event
What a Character! Blogathon - Once Upon a Screen

Best Blog Design
The Blonde at the Film

2016 CMBA AWARD WINNERS

Best Film Review (Drama) 
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) - Caftan Woman

  Best Film Review ( Musical )
The Gang's All Here (1943) - Second Sight Cinema

Best Classic Movie Article
Hal Roach and the "Lot" of Fun - Caftan Woman

Best Classic Movie Series
History Through Hollywood - The Blonde at the Film

Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer or Filmmaker
Harry Carey and Harry Carey, Jr. - Caftan Woman

Best Blog Event
The 2016 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon - Journeys in Classic Film

Best Classic Movie Blog Design
Cinema Crossroads


 2015 CMBA AWARD WINNERS  

BEST FILM REVIEW: DRAMA
Queen Christina - Pre-Code.com

BEST FILM REVIEW: MUSICAL/COMEDY
In Defense of Lina Lamont - The Vintage Cameo

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE ARTICLE
Real Life Society Honor Slaying Inspires Two 1932 Films - Immortal Ephemera

MOVIE SERIES 
History Through Hollywood - The Blonde at the Film

BEST PROFILE 
Eddie Cantor - Once Upon a Screen

MOVIE EVENT 
The Great Villain Blogathon - Speakeasy

BLOG DESIGN 
Silver Scenes

2014 CiMBA AWARD Winners

BEST FILM REVIEW: DRAMA
Roman à Clef: All About Eve (1950) - LADY EVE'S REEL LIFE

BEST FILM REVIEW: MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Meet Me in St. Louis - ONCE UPON A SCREEN 

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE ARTICLE
ClassicMovie History Project blogathon: 1945: CAFTAN WOMAN
  
BEST CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES
The Year of Ann Blyth: ANOTHER OLD MOVIE BLOG 

BEST PROFILE OF A CLASSIC MOVIE PERFORMER OR FILMMAKER
A Q&A with Joan Fontaine in Honor of Her 96th Birthday: BACKLOTS 

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE BLOG EVENT
The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon: co-hosted by MOVIES SILENTLY 

BEST BLOG DESIGN
The Blonde at the Film 


2013 CiMBA Awards

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE REVIEW: DRAMA
Scarface: The Shame of a Nation - Once Upon a Screen

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE REVIEW: MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Search for Beauty (1934) -  Pre-Code.Com

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE ARTICLE
Top 10 Oscar-Less Dames and Their Oscar-Worthy Roles - Shadows and Satin

BEST PROFILE OF A CLASSIC MOVIE PERFORMER OR FILMMAKER
Cagney - Lady Eve’s Reel Life

BEST BLOG DESIGN
Pre-Code.com

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES
TCM Pre-Code Pick of the Month - Shadows and Satin

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE BLOG EVENT
James Cagney Blogathon - The Movie Projector


2012 CiMBA AWARD WINNERS


BEST FILM REVIEW (DRAMA)
Movie Review: The Gunfighter - The Girl with the White Parasol

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE ARTICLE
Minority Opinion: The Magnificent Ambersons - Jim Lane’s Cinedrome 

BEST BLOG EVENT
A Month of Vertigo - Lady Eve’s Reel Life

BEST FILM REVIEW, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Grift Tips from the Lady Eve (1941) - 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

BEST PROFILE OF A CLASSIC MOVIE PERFORMER OR FILMMAKER
Thelma Todd Profile - My Love of Old Hollywood,

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE BLOG DESIGN
Sittin' On a Backyard Fence

BEST CLASSIC MOVIE DISCUSSION
Interview with Stunt Double Martha Crawford Cantarini - Twenty Four Frames

2011 CiMBA AWARD WINNERS
Best Film Review (Drama) 
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex - Lady Eve's Reel Life

Best Classic Movie Article 
Mobsters, Pals and Skirts - ClassicBecky’s Brain Food
Best Classic Movie Blog Event 
The Loving Lucy Blogathon - True Classics
Best Film Review (Musical or Comedy) 
The Women (1939) - My Love of Old Hollywood
Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer or Filmmaker 
Celebrating Women in Film: The Silent Directors - True Classics
Best Classic Movie Discussion (Tie) 
The Final Scene of "The Heiress" - Backlots 
3 on 3 Panel Discussions - Classic Film & TV Café
Best Classic Movie Blog Design
Via Margutta 51

2010 CiMBA AWARD WINNERS

 Best Film Review (Drama)
Boris Karloff Blogathon, Day 7: “You know what they call my films today? Camp! High camp!” (A review of Targets) - Ivan G. Shreve, Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

Best Film Review (Musical or Comedy)
Love Me Tonight (1932) -  R.D. Finch, The Movie Projector

Best Classic Movie Article
The Best Fred Astaire Musicals Without Ginger Rogers - R.D. Finch, The Movie Projector

Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer or Filmmaker
About John Gilbert: An Interview with Leatrice Gilbert Fountain - Lady Eve, Classic Film & TV Cafe

Best Classic Movie Blog Event
Trivia Time - Paul2, Classic Film & TV Cafe

Best Classic Movie Discussion
10 Questions with John Stangeland, author of Warren William: Magnificent Scoundrel of Pre-Code Hollywood - Cliff Aliperti, Warren-William.com

Best Classic Movie Blog Design
Brian Kleeman, Classicfilmboy’s Movie Paradise