I coulda been a contende– no, wait, I am one!

The truth is I had to restrain — I’m talking duct-tape-on-the-lips, strapped-to-a-chair levels of restraint — the urge to let slip that time-honored ode to Sally Fields’ Oscar speech. But since I imagine roughly 81,236 people have used this already or thought about it, I went with “On the Waterfront.” Because one simply can’t go wrong with a quote from “On the Waterfront.” Mind that rule — it will see you through the tidal waves of everyday life.

The Productivity Machine has got all my parts workin’ overtime today, so I wanted to craft a brief post to say a big, fat, jubilant “YOU ROCK!” to the people who put fingers to keyboards and typed “M. Carter @ the Movies” in not one but four categories — Best Movie Reviewer (I’m getting choked up), Braniac Award (Holy crap, I fooled these people into thinking I was smart!), Best New LAMB and Best Blog (here come the tears).

Considering I started this blog as a way to get my review fix after leaving the newspaper world, I’m beyond ecstatic. And yes, I know everyone says “aw, golly gee it’s just an honor to be nominated,” but when I say it I really mean it. Because when you get to pour your heart and soul and free time into something you love and people recognize that? I daresay there’s no better feeling on Earth than that one.

So to any and every cinephile who nominated this blog, reads it often, or even just stopped by once and thought “eh, it’s kinda cool,” thanks. If you lived closer I’d hug you, but for now let’s leave it at “hug you with words.”

To all the fellow bloggers nominated, this is VINDICATION for all the times we nerded out in normal conversation when someone mentioned “Casablanca” or Nathan Fillion or “Dr. Strangelove.” Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but damn is it sweet.

And to movies, good and bad and especially those terrifically terrible.

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16 Responses

  1. You fucking RULE! Congrats on the noms, just don’t beat me out or I will cry.

  2. Congratu-fucking-lations! I totally voted for you for something.

  3. Congratulations on the noms, well done:)

  4. Congrats M. Carter! I hope you come out a winner in a few categories.

    Dan Stephens
    Top10Films.co.uk

  5. you didnt fool me into thinking you were smart

    • @ Aiden — No, man, YOU effing rule! Don’t cry because you know you’re going to win Funniest Writer and probably everything else.

      @ Dan + Olive — To quote my personal hero, Cap’n Mal Reynolds: “I will get very choked up. Honestly, there could be tears.”

      @ Ross — Of course not. It takes one to know one.

  6. Right on, Meredith. They are well-deserved. I’m pulling for you.

  7. Many congrats. You came on like a bat outta hell and walked away with four of the primo noms. Good luck.

    They like you. They really like you. (Never said someone else couldn’t say it…)

  8. That is too cool, M. And thank you for sparing us from Sally’s sappy speech. The “On the Waterfront” quote is definitely a better choice, and I think even the Cap’n Reynolds’ quote you used earlier in the comment section would have been awesomely appropriate as well. No get out there, kick some ass, and chew bubble gum.

  9. Spoo is also much better served cold.

    Meredith, I’m just lucky you write about movies, because I’m certain you could write about laundry lint and still make it interesting and worth reading.

    You deserve all the goodies.

  10. Congratulations are in order. I really enjoy coming back to your blog to read about what new movies you’ve watched. You have a very playful and witty writing style.

    • @ Branden, Edgar and Heather — You guys rock. And you make me wanna cry, which isn’t easy to do!

      @ Unrulytravller — Asses will be kicked and names taken forthwith. But what’s with the bubble gum remark?

      @ Flech — I always wanted to come on like a bat outta hell. You made my day.

  11. Congratulations, M!! I’m not a LAMB member yet, but hopefully next year I get to join the festivities of voting for all you talented lot! You’d definitely get a slew of noms from moi as your writing skills is just off the charts!

    • Next year, Ruth, you’ll be a contender too! Come to the dark side — we have many movies.

  12. Congrats on the so-well-deserved nominations! Great blog from a great blogger 🙂

  13. Well done M! You definitely deserve it.

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