Each year in September, the Classic Movie Blog Association gives out awards for standout classic movie writing online during the past year. I’m happy to say that this year, Backlots is nominated for three CMBA awards–one for “Standing Up for What’s Right: The Friendship of Grace Kelly and Josephine Baker,” “Judy Holliday and the Hollywood Blacklist: Testimony to SISS, 1952” and the series on the Olivia de Havilland case against FX. I’m thrilled that Backlots is nominated alongside some of my favorite classic movie blogs, including The Lady Eve’s Reel Life and the fascinating Critica Retro, a Brazilian blog written in Portuguese.
The CMBA Awards are a great way to bring the classic film community together. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of what everyone is writing from day to day, but every year when the award nominations come out, I love reading the other entries and gaining insight into what the stellar classic film bloggers in the CMBA have been thinking about this past year.
Backlots has won the award a few times before–in 2011 “The Final Scene of The Heiress” won in the category of Best Classic Film Discussion, in 2012 Backlots won for Best Blog Design, and in 2013 “A Q&A With Joan Fontaine In Honor of Her 96th Birthday” won in the category of Best Profile of a Classic Movie Performer or Filmmaker. I am encouraged in my writing by all your wonderful comments, and by all your support over the past 7 years of Backlots’ existence.
Thank you for your continued engagement and readership!