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2014 Golden Tumbleweed Awards Ballot

Posted by on February 25, 2014 | 2 comments


Duplicate entries will be not be counted

Fill out your ballot here!

To submit via email download the write-in ballot here and send your answers to GT@oneheadlightink.com.

NOW through May 31, 2014.

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It’s Baack…

Posted by on February 20, 2014 | Comments Off

Please include your nominee’s name in the subject of your email ~ Thank you!

OneHeadlightInk Golden Tumbleweed Awards New Mexico Film and Entertainment

After a few years on hiatus, OHI’s Golden Tumbleweed Awards make their bigger and better return to the world wide web for 2014!

Nominations for local actors and global stars who’ve recently filmed in the state are now underway! Take a look at Golden Tumbleweed winners and nominees past here.

Nominate your favorite local and national actors who contribute to the vast landscape of New Mexico film productions!

Email: GT@oneheadlightink.com

For the first time ever we’re also taking nominations for most philanthropic Film & Entertainment individual -or- organization, and MVPs in Film & Entertainment Resources (casting directors, photographers, producers, instructors, etc.)

Get to nominating NOW! Voting starts next week!

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Critics’ Choice: New Mexico Film Lone Survivor

Posted by on January 16, 2014 | Comments Off

“This movie is the best movie I’ve seen in a long time! Coming from a military family and my husband being a Marine, this movie brought me to tears many times. Mark Wahlberg and the actual survivor who helped direct the film [have] done an amazing job, I can’t imagine how painful it had to be for him to relive this event and the loss of his brothers.” – Jenn B

Congratulations to the New Mexico Film, Lone Survivor for winning the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Action Film and to #NMFilmer Mark Wahlberg, star and producer of the film, for his Best Action Movie Actor win tonight.

Fellow New Mexico Filmer Forest Whitaker accepted the Critics’ Choice Joel Siegel Award honoring stars who use their success and spotlight for the betterment of their fellow man.

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New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase 2013

Posted by on October 9, 2013 | 2 comments

New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase

Starts Friday at Laru Ni Hatu Cafe 3413 Central with a “Meet the Filmmaker” Reception from 5:00-6:30. the films begin at 7 pm., and continue Saturday and Sunday at the Guild Cinema 3405 Central. The winning films from each category will be shown around the state. Stay tuned for a schedule of those screenings, in Portales, Roswell, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Grants and Taos.

Block A Friday Oct 25, 7:00-9:00pm
Lindsy Campbell The Brazilian

Renea Roberts Rooted Lands – Tierras Arraigadas

Lauren Petzke Zombiewood

Michael Zeilik Psyche Ascending

Anne Stirling Quirky View

Block B Saturday Oct 26, 11:00-12:40pm
Jeff Hudson MC Mistabil’s Great Big Phat Poetry Show

Miranda Jensen Bimos du Jour

Grizelda Quintana All Nations

Jon Barr Alumni Band

Catherine Fridey All in a Day’s Work

Block C SaturdayOct 26, 1:15-2:50pm
Eric Smigiel A Figment of My Imagination

Tyler Green\Dusty Deen Red Dog

Christopher Wright Canyon Road Pilot “The Fire”

Dillon Cullinan Dive

Jennifer Jordan Walking Shadow of Danny O’Shea

Clyde James Aragon The Zombie National Guard

Block D Saturday Oct 26, 3:15-5:35pm
Samanta Filer The Sword of Arundel

Amber/Angelique Midthunder Don’t

Matt Stanasolovich When I Get Out of Here

Forrest Godluck Sun Kink

Block E Saturday Oct 26, 6:00 8:15pm
Morse Bicknell Matanza

Nina Knapp The Sandoval 64

Danny Gura Placed

Kelly Urig The Chile Film

Block F Sunday Oct 27, 12:00-1:35pm
Holly Adams The Man App

Richard A. Baldomar Left Behind

Jean Stevens A Tale of Two Poets

Sylvia Padilla Blue Aria

Block G Sunday Oct 27, 2:00-3:40pm
Michael/Geri Lynn Miller/Weinstein Matthews Justice Denied

Rick Chapman Scene from a Modern Man

Miguel Arambula Weird

Gabe Priestley Bad Dog

Block H Sunday Oct 27, 4:00-6:30pm
Evan Curtis Snowdysseus

Donna Wells She Had Some Horses

Elliot Stenzel Tantric Love Balls

Marilyn Brindis Milton

Mindy J. Cole Montar La Cabra

Denise Trochei Dunes of Doom

Rudy Miera May I Help You?

Ben Rice Framing Enchantment

Award Ceremony Sunday Oct 27, 7:00-8:00pm

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Breaking Bad Best Drama Emmy show draws offscreen drama

Posted by on September 24, 2013 | Comments Off

2013 Emmy Drama Diversity Breaking Bad Cast

Ellen Pompeo, star of the award winning television series Grey’s Anatomy, is making headlines today with her statements regarding this year’s Emmy Awards broadcast. Pompeo appears in an SLN video released Monday where she states in part, “I didn’t see any diversity in the Emmys at all…That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?”

The critical star was not in attendance at Sunday night’s telecast of the 65th Annual Emmy Awards from the Nokia theater in Los Angeles, CA – hosted by New Mexico native Neil Patrick Harris, who can now boast that his latest hosting effort pulled in the highest ratings for the show in the past seven years.

Another notable New Mexican very noticeably absent from the evening’s festivities was actor Steven Michael Quezada – who has starred in Breaking Bad, this year’s Best Drama Winner, since its first season on AMC. In previous years Quezada has been an attendee at the show, featured here and here. But on this, the show’s final run at the awards, the actor who has portrayed “Steven Gomez” since the beginning – whom like Aaron Paul’s character “Jesse Pinkman” was originally slated to be killed-off early on in the series only to make it to the bitter end of season 5.2, was nowhere to be found*.

Likely upon a flurry of inquiries mixed with congratulations on the Albuquerque based show’s big win of the night, Quezada posted online “I look at this picture and I get a little sad. I appeared in 33 episode (sic) and was never made a cast member. Don’t get me wrong, I was extremely blessed to be on this great show…Oh well I have to work harder. Congrats to the awesome cast of the best TV show ever.”

So it appears that the awards show that honored the “best show on television” Sunday night, quietly celebrated some form of diversity with its choice of show host, but visually offended some who were looking for recognition and representation of talents of all creeds and colors, while perhaps some Hollywood politics led to the best drama snubbing one of its own, who happens to be a “person of color”. Possibly a more complicated storyline than any script of the night.

*It is unknown if Quezada declined or was unable to attend the awards show. OHI reached out to him for comment today, but the actor declined taking a position on any Emmy or Breaking Bad situation, saying only that he is “moving forward”.

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Your Oscar Options in New Mexico…

Posted by on February 13, 2013 | Comments Off

Oscar Events New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

Oscar Event – LET’S MAKE NM #1 AGAIN

Help raise funds to LOBBY Santa Fe for HB-379 and SB-468. raising film and TV production incentives to carryover and to increase TV incentive to 30%.

Come watch the Red Carpet at Far Horizon Studio, 304 Washington SE, Sunday February 24, 5 to 8 pm. $20 per couple.

Email Lloyd Cummins at abbxnet@gmail.com

Santa Fe, NM

Oscar viewing party at ZIa Diner on Sunday, Feb. 24th, 2013. Will include a special menu, no host bar, two big screens, time to mingle, and your chance to win the voting pool! Voting forms provided.

If you are so inclined, come dressed as your favorite actor or movie role. Or just glam it up. Red carpet at 5pm.

Seating for 45 people so RSVP early here.

Event organizers: Belle Starr Productions & Native Stock Pictures

Also note that annual Oscar sanctioned parties and events held all over the country benefit charities and cities every year, including this year’s local beneficiary, The New Mexico BioPark Society, Albuquerque, NM

From this year’s official Oscar Experience, Albuquerque:

The excitement and glamour of Hollywood are coming to Albuquerque on Oscar Night®. Residents of Albuquerque can experience the thrills and surprises of the 85th Academy Awards® on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Oscar® Experience: Albuquerque party benefitting the New Mexico BioPark Society. The Albuquerque event is one of 47 parties officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that will be held across the country on Oscar Night®. Please join us for this Red Carpet / Black Tie Optional event.

Free parking will be available in the VSA Garage on the corner of 5th and Copper.

Drop OHI a line info@oneheadlightink.com or give us a call to let us know about YOUR NM Oscar event!!

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New Mexico Stars Shine at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by on September 23, 2012 | Comments Off

The words, “fifth and final” have been tough ones to swallow ’round here in the world of New Mexico Film, as two of the most long lasting and acclaimed productions in NM history have reached their end.

USA Network’s “In Plain Sight” has already drawn to a close and the end draws near for “Breaking Bad“. Yes, I’m crying! Whatever!

Anyhow, the New Mexico son who has worked, and worked in the entertainment industry to make a name for himself, and Nuevo México for more than 20 years, has achieved some of the recognition he deserves as one of the few, the proud, and the still living on “the best show on television”!

Tonight NM’s Own, Steven Michael Quezada continues to enjoy Emmy weekend with his Breaking Bad TV family and his beautiful bride, Cherise. Here, courtesy of Rio Grande Media Group, is YOUR NIGHT at the 2012 Emmy’s with Steven Michael Quezada!

From 30 Rock to the Nokia theater…enjoy!

Live Emmy Stream Here

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The Bigfoot Election – Independent, New Mexico

Posted by on June 2, 2012 | Comments Off

 

NM’s Own indie comedy, The Bigfoot Election has landed a distribution deal with Toronto co., Phase 4 Films.

The BFE camp is thrilled to have announced that their labor of love will soon get its due and wide-spread play on iTunes, Netflix, Video on Demand, and pending cable networks!

Since its 2011 premiere, the film which took home the Best NM Feature award at the Albuquerque Film Festival, has also shown at White Sands International Film Festival, Hollywood Film Festival, placed at the Las Vegas Comedy Film Festival, and was an Official Semi finalist in the Chicago Comedy Film Festival.

Look forward to the announcement of future showings and DVD availability.

Congratulations to this ALL NEW MEXICO cast and crew!

LOOK FOR IT, The Bigfoot Election…COMING SOON to a screen near YOU!

Synopsis:

In this con-gone-wrong comedy, a boozy, disenchanted small-town deputy devises a Bigfoot hoax with his dimwitted sidekick to capture the attention – and the votes – of the townsfolk in a backwater sheriff’s election. Complications abound when the mayor enlists an alluring cryptozoologist to investigate, and hires the hoaxers to guide her.

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Enter the Dojo New Mexico

Posted by on December 12, 2011 | One comment

UPDATE 12/21/11: Want Exec. Producer credit? Award winning #NM web series, “Enter the Dojo” has a chance to get the legendary Bob Wall to guest star next month!!! Dojo producers must cover the fees to get him to New Mexico. Anyone able to finance for an Executive Producer credit? They’ll even put you in the episode if you’d like :) Contact Enter The Dojo: The Web Series

NM’s Own Riff Raff New Media, headed by Matt Page reaps accolades and acclaim snagging the Judges’ Choice and Audience Favorite awards at NYC’s Iron Mule Comedy Festival earlier this month.

Let us all place palm to palm and bow to “Ameri-Do-Te”. More importantly spread the news of this New Mexico based hit which is open to investors for further development and distribution to reach the masses!

The hit web series centers around a fictional American karate school, in mockumentary style, reminiscent of feature length Christopher Guest greats.

Boasting an all New Mexico cast & crew Dojo stars writer/co-director Matt Page as the too sexy Master Ken, who is the embodiment of all that Napoleon Dynamite’s uncle Rico wishes he could be and the “sweet baby Jesus” loving Ricky Bobby of Talladega nights.

Page and Adam Rottler direct, with music by Kevin MacLeod. The acclaimed cast also includes Alex Knight, Rachel Hroncich, Ben Ziegler, Zach Dulin and Juliet Lopez.

You can Enter the Dojo here to pick-up your series swag and help further the cause! On IndieGoGo and Facebook.

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Breaking Bad Best Everything

Posted by on July 14, 2011 | One comment

Because he’s one of the greatest actors of all time and for his general awesomeness we’ve taken to often asking ourselves WWBCD – What Would Bryan Cranston Do?

I can tell you he won’t win his FOURTH consecutive Emmy for playing Walter White come September…

And for those of you wondering when Breaking Bad will go ahead and take BEST DRAMA series at the Emmys, it also won’t be this year!

Breaking Bad didn’t air during the year’s nomination period and isn’t eligible…lucky for the rest of the nominees (I’m looking at you Jon Hamm).

Take-in the season premiere of Breaking Bad THIS SUNDAY NIGHT on AMC.

Full list of 2011 Primetime Emmy Noms as cut & pasted directly from Michael K. as he cut and pasted from the official Emmy site after the jump>>

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IMDb This – Go Jesse!

Posted by on June 27, 2011 | Comments Off

“My heart is storytelling. My goal is to aid the Director and/or Editor in telling the best story possible. I have a lot to learn and a lot to share. Hope you enjoy.”
- Jesse Averna

Now a New Yorker, New Mexico’s Own Jesse Averna was just awarded a Daytime Emmy® for his work on the iconic, educational children’s television series Sesame Street!

Averna takes home the prestigious award this year for Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing – Congratulations!

Visit Jesse’s website icutfilm.com to keep-up with him and his award winning career!

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New Mexico’s Own: NPH Makes a Joyful Noise

Posted by on June 13, 2011 | Comments Off
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But even better yet was the OPEN…coming soon. GOT IT!!!

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Video of the Day: BEST Edition

Posted by on May 16, 2011 | Comments Off

New Mexico is the BEST! The Automobile License Plate Collectors Association of the known universe has decreed it so!

In an award nomination process that I hereby decree as an all telling, all encompassing, foretelling event for the ages, NEW MEXICO takes top billing!

Without further ado, here presented with minimal interruption, by NM’s Own better looking version of Alec Baldwin is the official broadcast ‘werd’…

NM awarded best license plate in the US: krqe.com

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Stylish Blogger Award

Posted by on May 3, 2011 | Comments Off

The Global Film Maven at On Location Vacations was kind enough to include OneHeadlightInk.com on her very own Top 7 list of noms for a Stylish Blogger Award!

I’d like to personally thank Christine for this as her site is one not to be missed and most of the world knows it! I’m honored any and every time she shines her spotlight on my beloved New Mexico through our humble efforts here on this site for all the world to see!

Thanks!
-Christa

According to the rules of the Award, I should:

1) Thank and link back to the blogger who awarded you with the award.
2) Share 7 Things about yourself.
3) Award recently discovered great bloggers.
4) Contact the bloggers and inform them of the award

So, here’s 7 things about me:
1) I don’t like sharing things about myself
2) My name is Christa but I blog under pseudonym(s)
3) This is my only j-o-b
4) Raised in & love NM but born just over the border…
5) I run this blog out of the sincere desire to showcase New Mexico Talent, Community and Issues
6) I am an agoraphobic, social anxiety sufferer in disguise
7) I/we don’t have a personal mobile phone service or caller ID

And here are the 9 sites I nominate for the Stylish blogger Award:

DListed – the ultimate in risque blog poetry by one of the most unsung word-meisters of our time, the irreverent perfection that is Michael K. (Not suitable for all/most audiences)


ABQontheCheap
– Because this concept saves locals some dough and it’s written with a personal touch.

JeremyJojola.com – Because who doesn’t love ‘em a little Jeremy Jojola; local news journalist extraordinaire, funny like Jimmy Fallon, heart o’gold, runs with mic like no other…and he’s one in six degrees to TOM JOLES!!!

abqthemag.com – the glossy, classy, flashy version of all things Albuquerque

Alibi.com – the most powerful website in the city!

Democracy for New Mexico – Where some of the truest political journalism still lives, with links to other such places such as http://nmfbihop.com/.

1003thepeak.com – a little more global than local but whatever your area code the morning team CONNECTS with their people and have a way of keeping it real, keeping it light, with heart…

Native American Hollywood – MUST have casting deets and dish for Native Americans et al in the Southwest and beyond!

Alan Baltes Website – Amazingly detailed casting info. and resources

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Ambient Congrats!

Posted by on April 11, 2011 | Comments Off
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Big ups and major congrats to Ambient Trash – ABQ’s premiere Instrumental Progressive Rock Band, featuring NM Radio’s Own Swami Rob, Matt Seigler and Ron Sanborn, nominated for five, count ‘em FIVE New Mexico Music Awards:

Best arrangement (From Dreaming Aspiration to Laborious Doing), Best instrumental song (Dreaming Aspiration), Best Video (Dreaming Aspiration), Best Rock CD, and Best overall CD of the year!

Check out all the New Mexico Music Awards’ finalists and deets here, including streaming audio by New Mexico artists!

The New Mexico Music Awards – RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN ORIGINAL MUSIC PRODUCTION SINCE 1987:

Beginning in 1987, recording industry professionals including songwriters, recording engineers, working musicians and producers set out to achieve cooperation among recording studios and other industry professionals in order to create a climate of professionalism and artistic excellence within the New Mexico music community.

The result was the New Mexico Music Industry Coalition (NM MIC) and the annual MIC Awards banquet and show celebrating the best of recorded music from New Mexico. This awards program, for original music productions recorded and mixed primarily within the state of New Mexico, recognizes excellence for recorded music produced in the previous calendar year.

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Get OUT, NM

Posted by on March 7, 2011 | Comments Off

Are you interested in being part of the Albuquerque GLBT 35th Annual Pride 2011 entertainment lineup?

“We are looking for entertainment from all areas including bands, dance groups and performers from both the GLBT and Ally communities. Download an application and submit back by March 25th.

Applications can be emailed to entertainment@abqpride.com or mailed to the Albuquerque Pride Office, Attention: Entertainment Coordinator.” – ABQ Pride

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NM Golden Tumbleweed Retrospective

Posted by on February 27, 2011 | Comments Off
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       RIP Dennis Hopper May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010

New Mexico’s Golden Tumbleweed Awards Poll Retrospective. Vote for your favorite Big Screen temporary New Mexicans and local talent here.

Local results announced tomorrow!

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Greatness Indigenous

Posted by on February 10, 2011 | 15 comments
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UPDATE: 2/28/11

Voted Favorite Local Actor & Actress

With an impressive margin NM Actor, Steven Ray Byrd takes the title of, Voted Favorite Local. Every Actor nominated is a favorite of ours and we’re very thankful to have had such a strong response in votes across the board! And especially happy to have received several write-in nominations so that we can cover even more local talent!

Sweeping the write-in votes in her category and the entire poll over all, Christian-Rhen Stefani too took a strong lead and the top ranking as Favorite Local Actress in this year’s Golden Tumbleweed Awards Polling.

Congratulations to both these local faves and much love to all those nominated and recognized. Can’t wait to learn more about all the amazing talent in front of and behind the camera! Go New Mexico!

Favorite Local Actor Noms

Favorite Local Actress Noms

All of the above have talent, many have worked on the big screen, small screen and stage, most are wildly poplar, some even have their own TV show, okay one does…and they’re all passionately involved in that business we call show!

New Mexico boasts these and thousands upon thousands more industry professionals & hopefuls at this ever increasingly awesome time in NM when we’re becoming known for more than green chile and rattlesnake mugs sombreros (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

These are our current pics for Favorite Local Talent in our annual Golden Tumbleweed Poll. Cast your vote from the selection above and/or nominate your own personal fave!

New Mexico is ROCKING the industry with organizations, resources, education & training and ever growing opps in all areas of arts & entertainment!

Anyone & everyone who wants to get-in on the industry, so many are working hard to maintain as the next best thing to happen to NM, should check out these valuable resources:

The New Mexico Film Office, NM Seen, EG Casting, Fireborn Films, D-House Entertainment, Majico Entertainment, Nuevowood, NM SAG, I-25 Studios, Q Studios, Garson Studios, Mi Voz, YDI, Quote Unquote, Crew NM, IATSE Local 480, Film Works for New Mexico, I AM NMFilm, New Mexico Business Coalition for Film, On Location Casting, White Turtle Casting, The Albuquerque Film Office, The Motion Picture Association of New Mexico

…and much more we’re still working to uncover and present to you here at OneHeadlightInk.com.

Right now, click the pics above to learn more about these local actors, cast your vote or nominate your own after the jump!

All Polls close Sunday February 27…Get your vote on!
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Golden Girls

Posted by on February 5, 2011 | One comment
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Favorite Temporary New Mexican Actress

As you’re whiling away the hours of this weekend waiting for your chance to vote on your Favorite Local Talent…keep your eyeballs cozy with these Big Screen “Hollywood Types” who’ve worked in NM Film.

Like their A-List male counterparts all of these lovely ladies have nabbed a nom for Favorite Actress in OneHeadlightInk’s 2ND Golden Tumbleweed Awards Poll!

The New Mexico Arts & Entertainment boom brings major productions, entertainers, artists and trades to our state. Whether they blow through town, return with the ebb and flow of their projects or they stay and become one of our own, all the big names mean big notoriety and even bigger opps for NM’s ample local talent!

All of the gorgeousness above worked NM Film in 2010 with productions that wrapped or released last year – save the lovely Rachel Nichols, her Santa Fe Film The Loop wrapped in ’09 and got a 2010 release date pushed out to 2011 – but we just had to fit her in, lest we’d be remiss…

Vote for your fave now and feel free to write-in your own! Plus there’s still time to send us your favorite local actor/actress suggestions to add to our growing list of noms!

Here is your look at last year’s faves…thanks to Natalie Portman and Megan Fox for being “repeat offenders”. And here’s to many, many more to come!

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2ND Annual Golden Tumbleweed Noms

Posted by on February 1, 2011 | 5 comments
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Favorite NM Actor

via Wire Image

For your perusing pleasure, OneHeadlightInk presents just a dozen of some of the gentlemen who graced New Mexico over the past year or so with films wrapped or released in and around 2010.

Stay tuned for your selections for Fave Actress, Best Picture, Best Television Series, Series Actors, Fave Local, Dubious Honors, Most Wanted and much more in this year’s version of our annual Golden Tumbleweed Awards!

Click here for the last year’s inaugural round-up! Including the previous winner in this category who is back in the running again…gotta love us some sexy, “repeat offenders”! Many of this year’s contenders are habitual NM Movie Makers!

All Polls close Sunday February 27…Get your vote on!

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