The Irish blog awards passed off peacefully, I would generally agree with most of the winners. The event itself was excellently organised, had very classy prizes and bottles of Champers for the winners too! Major kudos to Mulley and his team, they were very professional throughout.
One thing I did think was lacking was a certain loquaciousness in the acceptance speeches. Seriously folks, have you no mothers to thank? There was a very pretty press person from the IT who was hoping for good copy from the awards and who I suspect I insulted by asking if she was a cub reporter. I was very much intending to make up for my gaff by providing as much quotable material as possible if I got the chance. Sadly, it was not to be. I was going try and that the academy. Also, I had entertained hopes of getting a chance to appeal for votes for the Seanad but instead had to do it person by person.
I suppose it is more evidence that blogging allows a platform for folks who wouldn't dream of hopping up on a stage and gasbagging it away for ten minutes. The mix of people was great, not just a 20something sausage fest type gathering. Folks over 30 and ladies too. It was all very convivial.
While I didn't win for Video cast I did get complimented by twentymajor which is kind of the blogging equivalent of missing out on the best short live action movie Oscar only for a big time director to tell ya that he liked how you shot the action sequence.