The First Annual Gold Sally Awards have finally arrived!

The day has finally come for the start of the Gold Sally Awards! It is also 18 Cinema Lane’s first anniversary! In honor of these two special celebrations, I have posted the first two polls, which recognize ten movies from Hallmark Channel and ten movies from Hallmark Movies & Mysteries! For each round of voting, you can vote for as many movies as you want. However, you are only allowed to vote once per person. This round of polls will run from today, February 9th to February 19th. Now, it is time for reveal which movies have been nominated!

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In case you’re wondering, this is my new logo for 18 Cinema Lane! Screenshot taken by me, Sally Silverscreen.

Best Movie from Hallmark Channel

Cooking with Love

Royally Ever After

Wedding of Dreams

Love, of Course

Pearl in Paradise

Christmas Everlasting

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa

Christmas at Pemberley Manor

A Gingerbread Romance

Christmas Joy

Best Movie from Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game

Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder

Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Will to Kill

Garage Sale Mysteries: The Mask Murder

Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery

Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane

Christmas Bells are Ringing

Northern Lights of Christmas

Marrying Father Christmas

Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas

What is the best Hallmark Channel movie of 2018?
Cooking with Love
Royally Ever After
Wedding of Dreams
Love, of Course
Pearl in Paradise
Christmas Everlasting
Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa
Christmas at Pemberley Manor
A Gingerbread Romance
Christmas Joy
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What is the best Hallmark Movies & Mysteries from 2018?
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game
Darrow & Darrow: In the Key of Murder
Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Will to Kill
Garage Sale Mysteries: The Mask Murder
Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery
Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane
Christmas Bells are Ringing
Northern Lights of Christmas
Marrying Father Christmas
Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas
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Have fun voting!

Sally Silverscreen

Introducing the 1st Annual Gold Sally Awards

On 18 Cinema Lane, I talk about Hallmark movies quite a bit. Also, Hallmark has made a lot of movies as time goes on. Because of this and because my blog’s first anniversary is approaching this February, I’ve decided to celebrate the occasion by hosting my very own awards! Earlier this month, in my post called “2019: Looking Back and Planning Ahead”, I briefly mentioned these special awards and said that Hallmark would be the overall theme. What I meant by that is, for the Gold Sally Awards, all of the nominations will be Hallmark movie related. I will be choosing which movies and actors get nominated. However, you, the readers and followers, get to choose which movies and actors actually win the Gold Sally Awards! Right now, I’ll talk about each voting category and what you can expect when it’s time to choose a winner!

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Best Movie from Hallmark Channel and Best Movie from Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

This category is pretty straight-forward. Ten movies that were released in 2018 will be nominated for each category. However, half of the movies will be Christmas films, while the other half of the nominations will be given to films outside of both Christmas line-ups. As this title suggests, movies from both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will be recognized.

 

Best Hallmark Channel Story and Best Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Story

This category will focus on the stories within movies from both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Sometimes, a film’s story is one of the components that makes a Hallmark movie good. However, some of the movies in these two categories will not be in the Best Movies categories. This is because I tried my best not to have as many re-peat nominations as possible.

 

Best On-Screen Couple from a Hallmark Channel movie and Best On-Screen Couple from a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie

The on-screen chemistry of twenty on-screen couples will be celebrated in both of these categories. When it comes to Hallmark movies, the on-screen chemistry between the on-screen couples can either make or break that production. However, when the on-screen chemistry in a Hallmark movie is good, it can help that project be as enjoyable as possible for its respective audience. This is especially important since a significant amount of Hallmark movies are romantic-comedies.

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The Acting Categories

All of these eight categories are also pretty straight-forward. Each category will recognize the lead and supporting actors from both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. These categories are:

  • Best Hallmark Channel Actress
  • Best Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Actress
  • Best Hallmark Channel Actor
  • Best Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Actor
  • Best Supporting Hallmark Channel Actress
  • Best Supporting Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Actress
  • Best Supporting Hallmark Channel Actor
  • Best Supporting Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Actor

Like the Best Movies categories, there will be ten nominees in each category. Five nominees will be actors and actresses from Christmas movies, while the other five will be from movies outside the Christmas season.

 

Best Ensemble from a Hallmark Channel movie and Best Ensemble from a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie

When it comes to actors and actresses within a Hallmark movie, there are bound to be some performances that get overshadowed by other performers in that particular movie. These two categories will recognize the entire cast from twenty Hallmark films. The categories themselves were created to recognize that every member of a Hallmark cast is equally important. Like I’ve said before, half of the nominated casts will be from a Christmas movie and the other half will be from a non-Christmas movie.

 

Hallmark Star of the Year

This category is the most interactive out of all these categories. For Hallmark Star of the Year, you, readers and followers, get to pick who gets nominated for this award. All you have to do is write a brief but thorough explanation for why your chosen nominee should be crowned the Hallmark Star of the Year. More details about this award will be revealed when it’s time to vote.

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All of these categories will run for a week and a half, with the first category starting on February 9th, the day 18 Cinema Lane began. Remember, these awards are recognition-only prizes. The Gold Sally Awards are more of a celebration of the best that Hallmark has to offer in terms of entertainment. It’s also a celebration of how far 18 Cinema Lane has come. Please stay tuned for these special awards as they are only two weeks away!

 

Have fun at the movies!

Sally Silverscreen