Moratorium on crix awards updates

Posted by · 6:52 am · December 17th, 2008

Is it just me or has the amount of city critics awards announcements gotten way out of hand this year?  Maybe it’s always been this way, but I can’t recall such a glut.  It’s too much to keep up with, and really, it’s all just echo chamber revelations at this point.  The good folks at Awards Daily are, as always, doing a great job of compiling, so keep up with them there if you want to stay in the know.

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  • 1 12-17-2008 at 8:26 am

    Anuj Shelat said...

    But isn’t this why people come to your site? Tool.

  • 2 12-17-2008 at 11:04 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Classy. And intelligent. Thanks for contributing.

    And no, I don’t think that’s why they come to the site, actually. And if you haven’t noticed, we’ve been making a transition this year from only awards coverage to general film coverage, so I don’t feel a need to point toward every…single…critics awards group.

    But, like I said, thanks for your incredibly insightful comment. I’m so happy our readership is a balance of the intelligent and the painfully ignorant.

  • 3 12-17-2008 at 11:56 am

    Ryan said...

    Well, let me add an intelligent comment to get this back on track. I always thought there was an overabundance of critics awards announced each year, but the past two years seem particularly overwhelming.

  • 4 12-17-2008 at 12:16 pm

    Anuj Shelat said...

    Ha, I’ve slithered nicely under your skin. My point is a plain one, one devoid of the pretensions about what this site “should be” but rather what it is.

    You are not, say, Ain’t It Cool. Your site is called In Contention; ergo, I (and I suspect many, many others) come to this site for coverage of films in contention. More to the point, they want to see how films in contention are doing throughout the mucky muck.

    I’m not against you expanding your base, but the name, reputation and (inferred) focus of your site is predicated on one simple fact: that this site (and AwardsDaily, et al) will be the place to find out what the jokers in St. Louis think is the best supporting actress runner up of the season.

    If not here, where?

  • 5 12-17-2008 at 12:19 pm

    Anuj Shelat said...

    *who the jokers

    Further, the mere fact this was made a “story” on your site underscores perhaps what the true focus of this site is vastly becoming your ego, not your substance.

  • 6 12-17-2008 at 3:01 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Indeed, it is called “In Contention.” All sites start somewhere and this one began as a concentrated, open-up-shop-once-a-year base for film awards coverage. But that is changing, and yet the roots of the site’s name will always be inherent as this is still a busy season. That said, I am planning to collect all the critics nominees into a single post linking to the various organizations’ sites and their tallies, so it certainly won’t go ignored. I just don’t feel compelled to rattle off list after dubious list of nominees and winners as the influx of these things has, as noted, drastically multiplied in recent years and it’s getting close to a saturation point.

    I appreciate your articulating your objection, though. It reads much better than “tool.” And you’re not under my skin. You simply posted a comment that became a side nuisance for a period of time. I was over it quickly, I assure you.

    Regarding your second post, a further attempt at making this a discussion about something it’s not, I can’t tell you how to perceive the site’s intentions. This post isn’t a “story,” it’s an aside. And that’s what blogs consist of, a balance of in-depth pieces, whether they be analysis or reportage and the day-to-day inklings that spring into the contributors’ minds. It’s a way of keeping this a community-oriented place, not something at arm’s length. That I need to explain that to anyone is, I must say, peculiar, but I’m happy to do so. And FYI, substance does not equal blindly posting a list of critics awards. It’s a little more than that, and I think those who come here for the right reasons understand that.

    Moving on…