#LAMMY2012 – A Win and a Thank You

This morning I woke up to the wonderful and very unexpected news that Southern Vision had won the single Lammy for which it was nominated, the Brainiac Award. This, for me, is huge, as I’m sure you can guess. The even more remarkable thing is that I won only by one vote; behind me were James of Cinema Sights and Sam of Duke and the Movies, both tied with the same number. I won’t be modest here, I’ll be honest: they both deserve it more than I do, and seeing as I only won by one vote, it’s as much their award as it is mine.

However, since it seems I have won by one vote, I owe you all a huge thank you. Everyone who voted for me, even everyone who didn’t. Just everyone who reads my posts, whether every day, once a week or only once in a while. It still means something. It means something big, something I can’t articulate properly and fully: it means these posts, my writing, my words, my feelings, are of worth. They mean something. That’s the greatest honour. That’s the thing of which I’m most proud. That’s what makes the effort worth it.

Winning a Lammy is no small achievement. You have to have people on your side, people who read your work and enjoy it and think you’re worthy of the win. It seems some of you do think I’m worthy, which is a hell of a thing. I’ve only been blogging for a year. This is the first time I’ve been eligible for the Lammys. To have actually won something shakes my world. I live in such an isolated place at the bottom of the world, where there’s really nothing at all to do but stay at home and type, or watch movies. The weather is consistently and reliably awful, so I don’t get out much except for work or to visit friends.  I stay at home, write and watch film after film, and it seems finally this unexciting routine has got me somewhere. It’s been a hell of a blogging ride so far. It’s had its ups and downs, its triumphs and pitfulls. It’s been fun, exhausting and wonderful. But Mr Hagelmayer, it’s still not over.


Posted on June 23, 2012, in Blog-Related News, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. Congrats on the well deserved win.

    A double edged sword though, now you’re under pressure to uphold the standard of excellence. 🙂

  2. Congratulations Man! You provide stuff that others don’t seem to be providing (at least consistently). You thoroughly deserve this award Tyler. Well done mate! 🙂

  3. Congratulations! This was a really close category it seems, and to pull out the win in your first year is a great accomplishment. Keep up the great work!

  4. Congrats man. I’ll try and get myself into next year’s LAMMYs so things can a little rougher.

    • Haha you’d certainly be a contender for many awards; your expansive film knowledge and experience still impresses me greatly.

  5. Joe Conneely

    Well done, my son! Reet proud of ya!

  6. Well deserved! 1000 Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations! The Lammys sure do love us Kiwis, it would seem. You totally deserve this award, man, so proud of you!

  8. Congrats on the LAMMY, good sir! Keep up the great work.

  9. Congrats! Very well deserved.

  10. Hey, congrats, man! Don’t let the win go to your head.

  11. Congratulations, Tyler! You do write some of the smartest pieces around the blogosphere so you certainly deserve the recognition.

  12. Congratulations, happy to see you won, had voted for you!

  13. Nice one my friend. I am super chuffed for you!!

    Sorry for my absence since Wednesday, I have been on a little holiday!!

    Back now.

  14. I have nominated you for the TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF blog award. If you accept awards, please click on my last blog entry for more details. Best regards,
    Mary Ann

    • Hi. While I appreciate very much receiving the award, I have already done something similar recently so I don’t feel I should repeat myself, so I’m going to have to gracefully decline. But thanks anyway! 🙂

  15. Congratulations on the Award!!!

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