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Friday, October 5, 2012

Cinedrome Wins 2012 CMBA Award

I interrupt my series of posts commemorating the 60th anniversary of Cinerama at this point because the 2012 CiMBA Awards from the Classic Movie Blog Association have been announced -- and Cinedrome has been honored with "Best Classic Movie Article" for my six-part series on Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons.

I won't bore everybody with an endless Oscar-style acceptance speech, but I do want, gratefully, to thank my fellow CMBA members for this recognition, and to acknowledge the work of the many Welles biographers and scholars, especially Simon Callow and Prof. Robert L. Carringer, whose previous work contributed so much to my own and made my research such a pleasure. My conclusions may have differed from theirs, but I couldn't have done it without them.

Links to the six parts of my Ambersons article are below. Meanwhile, you can go here for a complete list of CiMBA winners and nominees. Warmest congratulations to them all -- and again, a grateful "Thank you!" to my colleagues for this honor.

Minority Opinion: The Magnificent Ambersons (January 13 - March 28, 2012):
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13 comments:

Lee said...

Well done, Jim!

Page said...

So, so happy for you Jim!
You've been doing such amazing profiles on film and actors all year so this was no surprise.

And I must say that your Magnificent Ambersons profile was just stellar and so beautifully done.

Tossing confetti your way.

All the best!
Page

Jim Lane said...

Thanks, Lee!

Thanks to you too, Page -- and I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on winning your own CiMBA, for your thorough and well-researched profile of Thelma Todd (and investigation into her tragic death); I urge my readers to check it out. So be sure to save some of that confetti for yourself!

ClassicBecky said...

Jim, your win was certainly a well-deserved honor. Wonderful work! Congratulations!

KimWilson said...

As someone who read that extensive series, I congratulate for your most deserved award.

The Lady Eve said...

It's a great series, Jim - congratulations on your CiMBA, you more than deserve it.

DorianTB said...

Jim, all of us here at Team Bartilucci HQ are absolutely thrilled about your CiMBA-winning six-part series about THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS! While all your Cinedrome posts are totally entertaining and enlightening, we could tell that this series was especially close to your heart. We wish you the heartiest and happiest of congratulations, Jim - you deserve it!

William Ferry said...

Well Jim, that's just wonderful...no surprise to us, though! It was a wonderful series, and I'm glad it was widely recognized as such. Congratulations!!

Jim Lane said...

Thanks, all! Your kind well-wishes are appreciated more than I can say.

Kevin Deany said...

Congratulations, Jim. That was a fabulous series. So happy you won.

whistlingypsy said...

Jim, congratulations on the well-deserved honor for your extraordinary "Magnificent Ambersons" series. I'm not surprised, however, that the rest of the CMBA members felt as I did about your contribution (and I'm still looking for Miss Tatlock's Millions).

Jim Lane said...

Thanks, Kevin! And Gypsy, don't give up on Miss Tatlock's Millions; you won't be sorry. In fact, if you're ever in my neck of the woods...

silverscreenings said...

Congrats! Well deserved. :)

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