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Major Awards!


The august aggregation of classic movie bloggers known as The Classic Movie Blog Association (well, I think it’s kinda catchy) put on their best bib-and-tucker Monday night to attend the 2018 Annual CiMBA Awards Dinner.  It’s a most swanky affair; they have at least four different forks at each place setting (you really only need one, but hey…this is apparently how the high-toned folks eat) and they serve up a sumptuous spread before handing out the trophies for blog excellence.  (They also give you the stink-eye if you go wild with the prime rib.  Don’t ask me how I know this, by the way.)

All seriousness aside—there were a great many splendid nominations this year and as such, they are to be congratulated in the same spirit as the winners.  Below is the complete list of nominees, with the winners in bold (and links to their posts):

casablancaBest Film Review/Drama
The Beautiful Refugees of Casablanca by Silver Screenings

Curse of the Cat People by Caftan Woman

Pre-Code Crazy: Two Seconds (1932) by Shadows and Satin

Notorious (1946) by Down These Mean Streets

A Hero of the Mind: Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet by A Viewer’s Guide to Classic Films

onthetownBest Film Review/Musical or Comedy
On the Town: Celebrating Leonard Bernstein by Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Sexual Predators in Film, Weinstein, 1937 by Cary Grant Won’t Eat You

Pink Champagne and Diamonds: The Merry Widow. 1934 by A Viewer’s Guide to Classic Films

The Women of Old Hollywood: Doris Day in That Touch of Mink by Old Hollywood Films

A Favourite for this Time of Year: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Caftan Woman

Pre-Code Crazy: Madame Satan (1930) by Shadows and Satin

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) by Critica Retro

veidtBest Profile of a Performer or Filmmaker
A Mesmerizing Talent: The Life and Career of Conrad Veidt by Silent-ology

Introducing the Father of Film Comedy: Max Linder by Silver Screenings

The Extraordinary Mildred Natwick by Lady Eve’s Reel Life

Reel Infatuation Blogathon: Keye Luke as Lee Chan by Caftan Woman

Standing Up for What’s Right: The Friendship of Grace Kelly and Josephine Baker by Backlots

Henry Stephenson: A Lovable Old Gent by Silver Scenes

The Lon Chaney Sr. Blogathon: The First Character Actor and His Portrayal Of Disabled And Disfigured Characters by Maddy Loves Her Classic Films

dietrichBest Article
Fascism, Nationalism and the Banned Films of Marlene Dietrich by Lady Eve’s Reel LIfe

Canadian Stereotypes from Classic Hollywood Film by Silver Screenings

Judy Holliday and the Hollywood Blacklist: Testimony to SISS, 1952 by Backlots

The Miracle Man (1919) by Critica Retro

Singin’ in the Rain (1952) by Hometowns to Hollywood

A Little Touch of Blighty: The Hollywood Cricket Club by A Viewer’s Guide to Classic Films

Watching Silent Films with Our Grandparents by Silent-ology

Best Event
Busby Berkeley Blogathon hosted by Hometowns to Hollywood

Food in Film Blogathon co-hosted by Silver Screenings and Speakeasy

Second Annual Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon hosted by Maddy Loves Her Classic Films

World War I in Film Month by Silent-ology

Best Blog Design
Silver Scenes

Hometowns to Hollywood

Java’s Journey

livvyBest Series
Pre-Code Confidential by Cracked Rear Viewer

1917 Century Award Winners by Century Film Project

The 1920s – Then and Now by Another Old Movie Blog

Olivia de Havilland vs. FX by Backlots

Heimatfilme and Other German Films of the 1940s by Silver Scenes

Take a victory lap, winners!

4 thoughts on “Major Awards!

  1. Congratulations to all of our lucky winners. Have a slice of chocolate cake on me.

    The CMBA is such a lovely bunch. The passion that we all have for the classic film era is helping to keep those fabulous films, actors, and directors alive in the present day in my opinion.

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