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Gold Derby is an American awards prediction and entertainment news website, founded in 2000 by Tom O'Neil.[1][2] The website began giving out their own awards, the Gold Derby Awards, for film and television in 2003,[3] and for music in 2021.[4] In 2015, the website was acquired by Penske Media Corporation (PMC).[5]

History

The site was founded in 2000 by Tom O'Neil, journalist and newspaper’s awards expert for Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Variety, TV Guide, to accurately predict and analyse the nominations and wins of major international award ceremonies in film, theatre, television and music.[6][7] In 2015, O'Neil sold the site to Penske Media Corporation and continues as editor-in-chief and President of Gold Derby Media LLC, with Paul Sheehan as executive editor and managing editor.[8][9]

Gold Derby predicts the winners and nominations of the maior award ceremonies, including Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Critics' Choice Awards and festivals as the Venice Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and the César Awards.

Predictions process

Gold Derby brings together award predictions from leading experts at Variety, Deadline, USA Today, IMDb, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington post, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, IndieWire, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter and other major magazine and website.[6] Since 2011, the site has been engaging users to make their own predictions in order to achieve greater prediction accuracy. Each group of predictions is associated with a different score, associated according to the accuracy of the predictions made in previous years.[7]

Predictions

Gold Derby Film Awards

The Gold Derby Film Awards were first established in 2002, to recognise the best motion pictures and animated films of the year. From 2002 to 2010 the voting process was conducted via secret ballot through Gold Derby message boards. Since 2011 the nominees are chosen by Gold Derby's registered users, editors and experts on the platform, establishing an initial ballot in the twenty-two categories for the awards. Winners were subsequently decided by votes, picking one winner from each award category, out of Best Picture whitch has also two runner-up sections.[10]

At the end of each decade, the Gold Derby Decade Film Awards are held in recognition of the best cinematographic projects of the decade.[11]

Gold Derby Television Awards

The Gold Derby Television Awards were first established in 2003, to recognise the best television program of the year.[12] From 2004 to 2010 the voting process was conducted via secret ballot through Gold Derby message boards. Since 2011 the nominees are chosen by Gold Derby's registered users, editors and experts on the platform, establishing an initial ballot in the twenty-two categories for the awards. Winners were subsequently decided by votes, picking one winner from each award category.[10]

Gold Derby Music Awards

The Gold Derby Music Awards were first established in 2021, to recognise the best in the recording industry of the year.[13] Since 2021 the nominees are chosen by Gold Derby's registered users, editors and experts on the platform, establishing an initial ballot in the twenty-two categories for the awards. Winners were subsequently decided by votes, picking one winner from each award category.[14]

References

  1. ^ Hammond, Pete (February 3, 2017). "Oscars: Deadline, Gold Derby, IndieWire & Variety Take The Gloves Off In Ultimate Predictions Smackdown". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Variety Staff (February 3, 2017). "Variety Joins Gold Derby, IndieWire and Deadline to Debate the Oscars (VIDEO)". Variety. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Goldderby Awards". Gold Derby. March 7, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Montgomery, Daniel (October 14, 2020). "First-ever Gold Derby Music Awards: Vote for the 2021 GDMA nominations now!". GoldDerby. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  5. ^ Donnelly, Matt (July 21, 2015). "PMC Acquires Awards Website Gold Derby". TheWrap. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  6. ^ a b O'Neil, Tom (October 15, 2018). "About GoldDerby". GoldDerby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Tom O'Neil". GoldDerby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  8. ^ "Paul Sheehan". GoldDerby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  9. ^ "Chris Beachum". GoldDerby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  10. ^ a b Holland, Misty; Montgomery, Daniel; Kare, Jeffrey (March 10, 2020). "Gold Derby Film Awards: Every Best Picture Winner". Gold Derby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  11. ^ Beachum, Chris; Montgomery, Daniel (February 6, 2020). "Vote NOW for the Gold Derby Film Decade Awards: What were the best films and performances from 2010-2019?". Gold Derby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  12. ^ "Gold Derby Television Awards". Gold Derby. March 7, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  13. ^ Sheehan, Paul; Montgomery, Daniel; Beachum, Chris; Dixon, Marcus James; Eng, Joyce; Laws, Zach; Rosen, Christopher (March 5, 2021). "Taylor Swift sweeps 2021 Gold Derby Music Awards winners list, but Blackpink, The Weeknd and Lady Gaga also prevail". Gold Derby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.
  14. ^ Rosen, Christopher; Montgomery, Daniel; Beachum, Chris; Dixon, Marcus James; Eng, Joyce; Sheehan, Paul (December 9, 2021). "2022 Gold Derby Music Awards nominations list: Lil Nas X leads with 11". Gold Derby. Retrieved January 30, 2022.