The only real surprise of the evening – considering it’s the British Academy – was the fact that The Imitation Game – the wartime drama about Bletchley Park- was shut out.
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Let the campaigning begin! The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. There were no huge surprises, except for a couple (see bottom of page): Chris Pine somehow manages to be handsome at 5:30 in the morning (bastard) By the Numbers Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel each received NINE nominations The Imitation Game has EIGHT […]
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When Prince comes in to the room, everyone gets excited … that’s a rule.
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The Golden Globes are generally one of Hollywood’s more laid-back awards shows, in part because of all the booze provided, in part because they don’t carry as much weight as other awards shows
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The Man Booker Prize announced its shortlist for this year’s award this morning, and for the first time in Booker history two American novelists are included.
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By Niall McArdle Look at me! I made the Long List for Blog Awards Ireland 2014! You probably remember me begging asking nicely if you cared to nominate the blog in the Diaspora category. The Long List of Diaspora Blogs is here. source: irish dairy board The Diaspora category is sponsored by The Irish Dairy Board. This is […]
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The shortlist will be announced on September 9th, giving you more than enough time to read the blurbs and a few reviews so that you can talk bullsh*t at dinner parties
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By Niall McArdle A short while back I mentioned in passing that nominations had opened for the Blog Ireland Awards. Several lovely people nominated me for an award (I barely had to beg, really) Anyway, the deadline has been extended, so if you know any Irish bloggers who wish to have their blogs nominated, they have […]
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I once had to bow down to a pig’s head. It was for luck. Not the pig’s, obviously
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Nominations for the Irish Blog Awards for 2014 are now open. I’m not asking for your nomination or anything, no, no, not at all, perish the thought …. but in case you’re moseying around the old interweb and stumble upon it and think hey, isn’t this the thingamy that the Fluffster was prattling on about
The Awards recognise Irish blogs in 32 categories, covering everything from the Arts to Food to Politics to Personal. You can nominate as many blogs as you wish in as many categories you think suit.
If you would like to nominate silence cunning exile … maple syrup for an award – and again, so we’re clear, I’m not begging or anything; I mean, Jesus, I have my dignity – the only category for which I would be eligible would be Diaspora
There are plenty of other Irish bloggers about who are deserving of your nominations. I would highly recommend Beanmimo, 746 Books, The Verbal Spew Review, Rachel Gaffney’s Real Ireland, and Clare O’Dea Writing.
Read more "Vote for, er, me … and a few others … if you want. Or not."