2017 Bobby James Awards | “…and the award goes to…”

  Achievement in Cinematography | Dan Lausten – The Shape of Water The Shape of Water is a beautiful film stamped with Guillermo del Toro’s signature. It is undoubtedly del Toro’s most cinematically pleasing work since Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). The strengths of this film though lie directly in its ability to transport you to another…

2017 Bobby James Awards | Best of World Wrestling Entertainment

  Tag Team of the Year | The Usos “Welcome to the Uso’s penitentiary.” It’s been a long time coming for Jimmy and Jey Uso, sons of the legendary Rikishi. This team’s been around for the better part of a decade, but 2017 became a defining year for them as tag team wrestling flourished in…

2017 Bobby James Awards | FAN-VOTED POLLS

It is the time. Make YOUR VOICE count. VOTE in the fan-voted categories of the 2017 Bobby James Awards! Voting ends at 11:00 p.m. CST on Monday, January 8, 2018! Pay extra close attention, for the FIRST TIME EVER, I’m allowing MULTIPLE selections (vote for up to 3 in each category)! Have fun. TELEVISION CATEGORIES…

The Making of “Matumaini”

Greetings. It seems like just yesterday I was presenting a Christmas card, and telling you the story behind these little pieces of my heart. Last year, I presented “Fluff and Hum: A Fireside Miracle,” a card forged by fate that carried a great deal of emotion. Before I present Matumaini (pronounced: ma-too-my-eenie), I’d like to share a bit…

Bobby James Awards 2016 | Television: ‘This Is Us’ reigns

The Bobby James Awards have celebrated excellence in film, television, music and professional wrestling for over a decade. This is the best of Television 2016, let’s begin with a new award! Outstanding Promotional Art | The Americans FX’s political spy drama The Americans always sets the tone with outstanding promotional art. This year’s collection of…

5 Nov 2016 | Dear Hillary,

On 5 November 2016, I was filled with hope and enthusiasm for the days ahead. I was certain that on November 8, we’d be electing Hillary Clinton to be the next President of the United States – and our nation’s first woman president. I baked cookies resembling Hillary’s campaign logo and sent a letter, along with…

Bobby James Awards 2016 | Film …and the award goes to:

Welcome to the 2016 Bobby James Awards post for the best of cinema. As you may or may not have seen, it was a year filled with landmark, meaningful stories. We saw stories we don’t ordinarily see, and we saw our hopes dashed for some we anticipated seeing. So without any further delay, I present…

Bobby James Awards 2016 | The Nominees are…

Moonlight leads with 12 Bobby James Award nominations, followed by Zootopia (11), La La Land (10), Kubo and the Two Strings (8) and The Witch (7) and Nocturnal Animals (7). Achievement in Cinematography Arrival Kubo and the Two Strings La La Land Moonlight The Witch Achievement in Editing Arrival Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find…

A Statement and 67 Quotes in defiance of Trump and his supporters, and for Hope

I wanted to collect and share with you the quotes I’ve pulled from music, television or film since the election. These quotes represent my sentiments toward Donald Trump, and they represent my willingness and commitment to defend human rights, the environment and civil liberties. But first… A Brief Statement on Donald Trump Donald Trump is…

The Making of “Fluff & Hum, a Fireside Miracle”

Six years ago, my original Christmas stories began with Hubble, a penguin who wished he could fly. In the years that followed, I gave you Candy Cane (the striped giraffe in search of a friend), Piph (pronounced “Piff,” a snow-white elephant in search of belonging), Toff and Tot (the flamingos that found love in one…