Celebrating five years of In Contention

Posted by · 1:16 pm · August 23rd, 2010

This wasn’t a planned post in the slightest.  I saw that /Film was celebrating its fifth year today, and of course, David Poland celebrated 13 years of The Hot Button/Blog yesterday.  I thought I started the old IC blogspot in September of 2005 but it turns out the first post dropped on August 19, 2005, five years ago last Thursday.  Combine that with next week’s Off the Carpet column marking the start of my 10th year of Oscar coverage and it’s official:

A lot has happened since those humble beginnings, not least of which being the addition of contributors like Guy Lodge, Gerard Kennedy, Chad Hartigan, Blake Rutherford, Brian Kinsley and John Foote along the way, each of which have elevated our game and made this a better destination. I’m thankful to them for the help and to you for the devotion.




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31 responses so far

  • 1 8-23-2010 at 1:27 pm

    Andrew M said...

    I love your year-in-advance predictions for 2006 on your old site.

  • 2 8-23-2010 at 1:28 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Right?

  • 3 8-23-2010 at 1:40 pm

    Jonathan Foster said...

    I’ve been there since…Oscar Central? Isn’t that what it was called? Anyway, congratulations!

  • 4 8-23-2010 at 1:42 pm

    JJ said...

    Kris, this is my favorite Oscar site to visit. Thanks for providing such a great spot for information, exaltation, & debate of movies.

  • 5 8-23-2010 at 1:44 pm

    Jim T said...

    You all do/have done a great job! I’m really glad I found out about this site some years ago.

  • 6 8-23-2010 at 1:52 pm

    Drew said...

    Happy fifth birthday to all at In Contention.

  • 7 8-23-2010 at 1:57 pm

    James D. said...

    Since I started coming here, I have found myself liking the Oscars less and less, but it is still a top-notch movie news site. Keep it up.

  • 8 8-23-2010 at 2:07 pm

    head_wizard said...

    happy fifth, thanks for all the grest articles and reviews.

  • 9 8-23-2010 at 2:09 pm

    Patryk said...

    IC remains the definitive source of film news for me.

  • 10 8-23-2010 at 2:17 pm

    Vito said...

    Congrats on 5 great years! Here’s to many more!

  • 11 8-23-2010 at 2:20 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    Happy birthday, guys. I’ve only been visiting your site for about ten months (and commenting for even less than that) but In Contention is still the RSS feed I look forward to reading the most.

  • 12 8-23-2010 at 2:28 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    I think you should start doing 5 year in advance predictions Kris

  • 13 8-23-2010 at 2:40 pm

    Hero said...

    Happy birthday!

  • 14 8-23-2010 at 2:51 pm

    Lucas said...

    Congrats!

  • 15 8-23-2010 at 3:07 pm

    Andrew F said...

    Bravisimo, and happy happy birfday! I’m looking forward to another great five years.

    And on a tangent, I’m predicting that Danny Glover will win an Oscar one day. You know the role: crotchety old guy, played by a beloved veteran character actor that goes on to get his very first nomination in the Supporting category. Huzzah!

  • 16 8-23-2010 at 3:24 pm

    Edward L. said...

    Happy birthday, fellas. I visit the site every day. Good stuff…

  • 17 8-23-2010 at 4:02 pm

    Nauval Y. said...

    Happy 5th anniversary, guys! Not only you guys give us, obsessive readers of film blogs, many interesting articles with good depth, but one of the reasons I come to visit this blog everyday is the clean and clear layout that goes easy on the eyes. A winning combination, indeed.

  • 18 8-23-2010 at 4:10 pm

    Al said...

    The best oscar site around. Happy Anniversary.

  • 19 8-23-2010 at 4:44 pm

    Arty said...

    This is a tremendous site. Congratulations!

  • 20 8-23-2010 at 4:46 pm

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    @ Andrew F

    Glover will get the supporting nod for “Legendary” also starring 9-time world champion John Cena and Justin Timberlake’s mom Patricia Clarkson (Oscar nominee)

  • 21 8-23-2010 at 5:57 pm

    Joseph said...

    Congrats! Glad you’re still on the interwebs. :)

  • 22 8-23-2010 at 6:10 pm

    Glenn said...

    congrats!

  • 23 8-23-2010 at 8:38 pm

    Leone said...

    Congratulations Kris and In Contention! Happy five years… glad to have you here to read smart and fun stuff.

  • 24 8-23-2010 at 8:48 pm

    Checko said...

    Congrats!! i really love your site.. i think is the coolest awards site.. i guess the first time i got here was in 2007 and since i visit you guys every single day.. and always is nice to read you.. you rock guys, im like your no. 1 mexican fan

  • 25 8-23-2010 at 9:25 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    It was your spot on review of Dreamgirls which seduced me into becoming a frequent visitor.

  • 26 8-23-2010 at 11:13 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    Happy B-Day Incontention! Haha… 5 years and going strong!

  • 27 8-24-2010 at 4:25 am

    Johansson said...

    Happy birthday and thanks for the good work!

    …But I wonder where all the ladies are? Can’t you find any who are willing and good enough to write for u?

  • 28 8-24-2010 at 7:03 am

    Loyal said...

    I like In Contention, I also like that Kris runs a tight ship. It’s Awardsdaily without the needless drama.

  • 29 8-24-2010 at 8:50 am

    Ivan said...

    Felicidades cabrones!

  • 30 8-24-2010 at 10:19 am

    Fitz said...

    Been reading for three years, commenting for one. Love this site.

    And the comments section never resort to racism, homophobia, or namecalling trollishness like Hollywood-Elsewhere.

  • 31 8-24-2010 at 5:47 pm

    CSM said...

    Happy Anniversary Kris…always a great read!