Week of « Prev | Next »
1-20 of 64 items « Prev | Next »
Emmy challenge: Design a prestige drama to win awards like 'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones'
33 minutes ago
It's well known to Oscar watchers that the motion picture academy has a preferred type. Tick the right boxes and watch the Academy Awards roll in: biographical subjects, noble adversity, heroic triumph (or tragic sacrifice, depending on your mood) – and a physical transformation doesn't hurt. But what about the Emmys? The breadth and quality of TV drama seems to increase every year, but is there an archetypal Emmy-winning drama? -Break- We challenged our forum posters to pitch their own dramas, custom-designed to win Emmys. Read some of their ideas below, make sure to pitch your own ideas here, and be sure to make your predictions as to what will win Best Drama Series at this year's Emmys at the bottom of this post. Hottest Creative Arts Emmy races: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Jane the Virgin' ... ThePerksOfBeingAGriff: A drama on HBO starring Emmy Rossum and Chloe Grace Moretz [as sisters]. It »
If Leonardo DiCaprio wins Oscar, who will internet obsess over next: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper ...?
1 hour ago
Leonardo DiCaprio has legions of fans who have long been clamoring for him to win an Oscar. He's still looking for his first victory, but as user Amg points out in our movie forums, "His role in 'The Revenant' could see him finally take home the gold statuette." Indeed, our current Oscar odds have him in first place, just ahead of last year's champ Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl"). As Amg notes, should DiCaprio win after four losses, "The internet would literally break (and not like that molecular hairline fracture [Kim Kardashian] tried to cause). So if he did win, who would the internet be fan-boying over to seal the deal next? Bradley Cooper? Ryan Gosling? Emma Stone? Johnny Depp?" -Break- Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, chimed in with their thoughts. Read some of their comments below, then click here to join the fierce debate. And use our »
'Big Brother' recap: Johnny Mac is evicted, but is he out completely?
4 hours ago
Did you predict that John McGuire would be evicted from "Big Brother" Thursday night? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry - make your "Big Brother" predictions now for a chance to win our $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict who will be evicted next. -Break- Who will win 'Big Brother'? See exclusive predictions According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from predictions made by users like you, John was the overwhelming pick to be eliminated. He had leading odds of 8/13, or 61% of our users' votes. Conversely, his block-mate Steve Moses had 5/1 odds, or 17% of being evicted. After John's eviction, host Julie Chen informed the rock star dentist that he and the other three jury members would be given a chance to re-enter the game live. John was then joined on-stage by Shelli Poole, »
'Project Runway' recap: Did you correctly predict Gabrielle Arruda would be out?
4 hours ago
Did you correctly predict that Gabrielle Arruda would be out of "Project Runway" Thursday night? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry -- make your predictions for next week and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who'll be out next. -Break- Who will win 'Project Runway'? See exclusive predictions According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, Gabrielle's elimination was a shocker as she only had 20/1 odds of going home, or 5% of our readers' predictions. The designer we thought would get the boot was Amanda Perna, who had odds of 27/20, or 43% of our users' forecasts. Congratulations to our user Jb for earning the top score in this week's contest. He's one of two users to reap 67% accuracy »
'Dancing with the Stars': Alexa PenaVega & Carlos PenaVega join season 21 celeb lineup
10 hours ago
"Dancing With the Stars" recently announced the pros who will be competing in season 21 of the dance competition this fall on ABC. And the list of celebrities who will join them on the dance floor continues to grow. The latest additions are actress Alexa PenaVega, of "Spy Kids" fame, and her husband Carlos PenaVega, a star of the Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush" and a member of the band of the same name. -Break- 'Dancing with the Stars' announces season 21 pros: Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough ... Carlos made the announcement on Instagram, saying "Beyond excited that @vegaalexa and I are going to be competing this season on #season21 @dancingabc ... Spending 24 hours at @disneyland #disneyland60 to celebrate!!!" Alexa PenaVega first came to fame as a child actor in Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids" films. More recently, the 27-year-old actress has appeared in "The Tomorrow People&q..."' »
Vma predictions: Is Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' unbeatable for Video of the Year?'
10 hours ago
Taylor Swift swept the MTV Video Music Award nominations with nine bids, including seven for her stylish sci-fi video "Bad Blood." It's up for Video of the Year, Best Collaboration (for Swift and featured artist Kendrick Lamar) and five professional awards: Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. Is she a lock to win the top prize? And if not, who could beat her? -Break- Vma predictions: Taylor Swift will hold off Nicki Minaj & Beyonce for Best Female Video Based on our combined predictions, she's the overwhelming favorite with 8/15 odds based on support from all six of our Editors, 21 of our Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best predicting last year's Vma winners) and 72% of all Users. This is Swift's second nomination in the top category; she previously earned a bid in 2013 for "I Knew You Were Trouble," losing to Justin Timberlake'. »
Composer Kevin Kliesch on primetime Emmy nomination for Daytime Emmy winner 'Sofia the First'
11 hours ago
In April, composer Kevin Kliesch won a Daytime Emmy for his work on the Disney animated series “Sofia the First." Now he is nominated for a primetime award for his work on the telefilm “Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy." As he jokes during our exclusive audio chat (listen below), “The Daytime Emmy is sitting on my piano and she’s waiting for her sister to arrive.” In our candid conversation, we talk about several aspects of his work on the hit show, which revolves around a common girl thrust into royalty after her mother marries the king. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Kliesch recalls how he got his start as an orchestrator on a variety of films, including several for Disney. “I had worked with Alan Menken, the legendary Disney composer and songwriter on 'Tangled' and »
TV academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum dishes 2015 Emmy rule changes [Exclusive Video]
11 hours ago
At Monday's cocktail reception for Emmy nominees hosted by the Performers Peer Group of the TV academy, we chatted with TV Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum about all those new Emmy rule changes and when we might expect the next TV Hall of Fame ceremony. Watch our revealing interview below. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions As a refresher, Rosunblum starts by summarzing all of the major voting changes this year to Gold Derby editor Chris Beacdhum. "We went to entirely online voting, both in the first round [nominations] and the second round [winners]. We changed the second round voting to eliminate our blue ribbon panels and allow all of our members to vote in our program categories, and then of course the peer groups could vote for their invididual categories." Rosenblum explains that the main catalyst behind all these new rules was "the desire to »
Vma predictions: Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' ahead of Fall Out Boy for Best Rock Video'
12 hours ago
Hozier's Grammy-nominated breakthrough hit "Take Me to Church" will also take him to the Vma winner's circle on Sunday: he's the frontrunner to win Best Rock Video. Is he a lock? Maybe not. Our Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best predicting last year's Vma winners) warn of a possible upset by Fall Out Boy. -Break- Vma predictions: Taylor Swift will hold off Nicki Minaj & Beyonce for Best Female Video Based on our combined predictions, Hozier does have a significant advantage. He gets 2/3 odds based on support from five out of six Editors, 17 of our Top 24 Users and 69% of all Users. This is the first Vma nomination for the Irish singer-songwriter, but that may not be a disadvantage. Lorde won this category on her first try last year for her breakthrough hit "Royals." Meanwhile, Fall Out Boy are nominated for the fourth time and are still looking for their first win. »
'Jane the Virgin' Emmy nominee Anthony Mendez 'heartbroken' at Gina Rodriguez snub [Exclusive Video]
13 hours ago
At Monday's cocktail reception for Emmy nominees hosted by the Performers Peer Group of the TV academy, we chatted with Best Narrator contender Anthony Mendez ("Jane the Virgin") on the red carpet about his Emmy nomination and his being "heartbroken" over Gina Rodriguez's snub. Watch our fun interview below. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Mendez tells Gold Derby's Chris Beachum how he came to learn of his nomination, saying, "We were watching the live stream announcement. We were heartbroken that 'Jane' and Gina didn't get nominated. We knew our category wasn't going to be broadcast, so after they finished that, we kept refreshing the page for the full list." His rival nominees for Best Narrator are Neil deGrasse Tyson ("Hubble's Cosmic Journey"), Miranda Richardson ("Operation Orangutan"), Peter Coyote »
'America's Got Talent' predictions contest champ says ventriloquist Paul Zerdin will win'
14 hours ago
"I think Paul Zerdin has the momentum right now. He has gotten better every round," says Gold Derby's latest contest champ Erik Chan (screen name Erik10101), who won $100 predicting this week of "America's Got Talent." "Zerdin has evolved from a throwaway ventriloquist, to a Golden Buzzer act, to a legitimate contender. His official 'Agt' Quarterfinals YouTube video has an unbelievable 1.5 million views, more than twice his closest competition. The like ratio (12,800 to 1,000) is almost unheard of for an act like his." Can You take down this top user next week? Hurry -- make your predictions and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting the five acts that will get the go-ahead on next Wednesday's show. -Break- Who will win 'America's Got Talent'? See exclusive predictions Chan tied with two ...' »
Meryl Streep poll: What's the best decade of her career so far?'
14 hours ago
Meryl Streep has had a long and illustrious career and shows no signs of slowing down now in her fifth decade on the big screen, but what do you think has been the best decade of her career so far? She's picked up a record 19 Oscar nominations, including two in the 1970s, six in the 1980s, four in the 1990s, four in the 2000s and three already in the 2010s. That includes three victories, for her supporting role in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and lead performances in "Sophie's Choice" (1982) and "The Iron Lady" (2011). But when was she at her best? -Break- We asked our forum posters to weigh in. Read some of their comments below, join the discussion in our forums here and make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. Experts' early Oscar predictions: 'Joy,' 'The Revenant,' Leo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett ... MladenVukcevic: Plain and simple. »
'Big Brother' predictions: John McGuire or Steve Moses going home tonight?
14 hours ago
Who's going home tonight on "Big Brother" -- John McGuire or Steve Moses -- and which jury member will re-enter the house? Hurry - make your "Big Brother" predictions now for a chance to win our $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which jury member will return on Thursday. -Break- Who will win 'Big Brother'? See exclusive predictions According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, John is currently our users' pick to get the boot with leading 10/11 odds while Steve is in second place at 3/1. However, after last night's Veto ceremony in which Vanessa Rousso threw Steve under the bus, it's still anyone's guess as to how the house will vote. Also tonight, you can predict which jury member will return to the game -- either Shelli Poole, Jackie Ibarra, »
Vma predictions: Taylor Swift will hold off Nicki Minaj & Beyonce for Best Female Video
14 hours ago
Taylor Swift will clean up at the MTV Video Music Awards according to our predictions, and that includes Best Female Video, which she has won twice before. A third victory would tie her with Madonna as the all-time biggest winner in this category. But to reach that milestone, she'll have to overcome strong challenges from Nicki Minaj and Beyonce. -Break- Can Ed Sheeran upset Bruno Mars in Vma contest for Best Male Video? Swift is nominated in this race for "Blank Space" and not the video that earned her the bulk of her nominations this year, "Bad Blood," which is up for Video of the Year. Swift previously won this category for "You Belong with Me" (2009) and "I Knew You Were Trouble" (2013) and has only lost it once, to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" in 2010. Given the blockbuster success of Swift's album "1989" and her devoted fan base, is she unbeatable here? »
Honorary Oscars to Spike Lee, Gena Rowland, Debbie Reynolds but not Doris Day
16 hours ago
On Thursday, the motion picture academy announced this year's recipients of the Governors' Awards. Director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands are to receive honorary Oscars while actress Debbie Reynolds will get the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award. This trio of talents will be feted in a non-televised event on Nov. 14 in the Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The timing is such that many of this year's hottest Oscar prospects will attend to glad-hand voters. -Break- The selection process was fairly straightforward. Any of the 51 members of the board of governors can put forward a name. Honorees must receive support from at least half of those on the board. While the usual limit is three honorees, there have been four honorees every year but one (2011) since these awards began in 2009. For a fourth to be named this year, he or she would have needed to garner two-thirds of the votes. It »
Rachel Brosnahan dishes first Emmy nomination and final scene on 'House of Cards' (Exclusive Video)
27 August 2015 2:17 AM, PDT
At Monday's cocktail reception for Emmy nominees hosted by the Performers Peer Group of the TV academy, we chatted with Best Drama Guest Actress contender Rachel Brosnahan (“House of Cards") on the red carpet about being in an Emmy race for the first time. Watch our fun interview below. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions For Brosnahan, the nomination was “very shocking." As she explains, “it was never going to happen, I was not expecting this.” Although she has been busy since her exit from "House of Cards," she readily admits, “to play this beautifully complex woman was a dream come true.” When Gold Derby spoke with her in June she told us that she was as shocked as the audience would be about the death of her character. “I had no idea I was making a grand exit until I turned up for the table reading. »
Quentin Tarantino poll: What's his greatest film of all time?'
27 August 2015 1:32 AM, PDT
With Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" doing so well in our Oscar prediction center, we took to our movie forums to find out what film from his playbook marks his greatest achievement to date. While this Hollywood heavyweight is a two-time Oscar winner for writing -- "Pulp Fiction" (1994) and "Django Unchained" (2012) -- he's yet to win for directing. However, Gold Derby's Oscar Experts, Editors and Users think that may finally change, as they rank Tarantino third to win Best Director for "The Hateful Eight." (Make your own Oscar predictions now.) -Break- Meryl Streep poll: What's the best decade of her career so far? We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, to weigh in on Tarantino's filmography. Read some of their comments below, join the fierce debate in our red-hot forums here and make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of this pos. »
'Big Brother' recap: Did you predict Week 9's Veto champion?'
26 August 2015 9:58 PM, PDT
Did you correctly predict that Vanessa Rousso would win the Veto competition Wednesday night and that she would not use it to save either John McGuire or Steve Moses? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry - make your "Big Brother" predictions now for a chance to win our $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which jury member will return on Thursday. -Break- Who will win 'Big Brother'? See exclusive predictions According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, Vanessa had leading 4/9 odds to win the Veto, just ahead of John in second place at 4/1 odds. Our users were also convinced that the Veto would not be used, as that option had 2/9 odds. As for who will go home Thursday night, it's a close race between John and Steve. »
'America's Got Talent' shocker: Blind dancer Benjamin Yonattan eliminated'
26 August 2015 9:10 PM, PDT
Did you predict that 14-year-old blind dancer Benjamin Yonattan would be eliminated on "America's Got Talent" Wednesday night? If you saw this jawdropper coming, then you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry -- make your predictions and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting the five acts that will get the go-ahead on next Wednesday's show. -Break- Who will win 'America's Got Talent'? See exclusive predictions According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, Benjamin was one of the seven acts predicted to go through to the next round. But he wasn't the only shocker on Wednesday night. Gospel group Selected of God Choir was another act Gold Derby users thought would advance, but they were eliminated, too. The other »
'So You Think You Can Dance' showdown: Gaby Diaz rises against Jaja Vankova (Poll)
26 August 2015 4:11 PM, PDT
During "Top 10 Week" on "So You Think You Can Dance," Gaby Diaz performed a geisha-themed hip-hop routine at the end of the show that blew away the judges. That seemed to be a crucial turning point for the tap specialist, because she skyrocketed into second place in our users' predictions, ahead of former frontrunner Jim Nowakowski, who now ranks third. On Monday night, she wowed the judges yet again with a heartfelt contemporary dance, and our predictions reflect that; she continues to gain ground. Is she peaking at the right time? -Break- Travis Wall ('Sytycd') Emmy interview: Marriage equality inspired nominated dance (Exclusive Video) Diaz still has significant ground to make up if she's going to catch current frontrunner Jaja Vankova, whom 40% of users are predicting to win the season. But considering the judges' consistent praise of both of them and their continued popularity with viewers – ne...' »
1-20 of 64 items « Prev | Next »