If a website could smile Top10Films.co.uk would have a grin pasted across its little html face today after learning of its nomination for the ‘prestigious’ Kreativ Blogger Award. We have joined the select group of only half a million other websites and blogs to be nominated for the prize.
But as all those great Hollywood Oscar-nominated losers say: “It is just great to be nominated.” And it is. We were nominated by one of our favourite sites RossvRoss.com, an appreciation of our movie ramblings that fills us with more satisfaction than any award. Thus, a hearty thanks to those two guys named Ross who love to have an internet barney.
The rules of the Kreativ Blogger Award are tailored to spreading the word of your favourite sites, and, surprisingly, telling the world your seven deepest, darkest secrets. Yes, it’s essentially blogger nepotism but in a nice, warm and fuzzy way.
Here are the rules in full. I’ve left off an additional one that tells you to say ‘Candyman’ into the mirror five times. My friend did just that five years ago. No one has seen him since.
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
Okay, 7 things you might find interesting about me – this should be re-titled 7 things I wrongly think others will find interesting about me:
1. I met Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey after watching them in David Mamet’s play “Speed The Plow” at the Old Vic in London. They were very nice and I got their autographs. Sadly, Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey have no memory of this meeting.
2. I worked with ITV show This Morning’s resident GP Doctor Chris Steele on a set of health films about various issues, one of which was helping people quit smoking. The films were never aired on television.
3. In my youth, I was a decent fast bowler for the local cricket team. This came to an end – including my dreams of playing for England – when I broke my foot playing football…on my own.
4. I support Manchester United football club…and have been to Old Trafford. I live less than eight hours drive away from Manchester.
5. When I was seven years old – way back in 1990 – I had insomnia for four straight months because I had seen John Landis’ “An American Werewolf In London” and it was, quite simply, the scariest movie I had ever witnessed.
6. I like my tea milky. I drink a lot of it during the day.
7. I don’t like writing about myself.
Top10Films’ nominations for the Kreativ Blogger Award:
Natsukashi – For a bit of nostalgia, a few laughs, and a love of cinema past and present look no further. Natsukashi debuted in the Spring of 2008 on the premise to revisit films we loved as kids to see how they hold up as adults. Featuring well-written critiques, the website’s shining glory is its podcasts and the industry veterans they interview. From directors to actors to special-effects staff to bit-part players, each retrospective is graced by the presence of someone associated with the movie. Highly recommended.
M. Carter @ the Movies – interesting, entertaining, thoughtfully written film comment and criticism with plenty of friendly debate. M. Carter@theMovies is updated frequently featuring films past and present.
Film Forager – An eclectic film review blog with insightful and well-written reviews from grammar queen Alex. The site is full of discussion on films past and present.
Fandango Groovers – regularly updated, featuring reviews and news. The Fandango lot are always working on quirky new articles that will have you looking at film you know from a slightly altered perspective.
Bill’s Movie Emporium – Bill’s in-depth reviews are always interesting. Conversational yet perceptive.
The Horror Section – although Jay writes about new and old films, The Horror Section is a nostalgic paradise, never failing to take me back to the good old days of VHS tapes and horror movies I wasn’t allowed to watch.
Jen Reviews Movies – Jen’s an Australian radio broadcaster who, along with co-host Nicole, interviews all the stars as they parade their new movies down under. Energetic and fun podcasts, lots of great articles.