The Gold Derby Film Awards are decided by users of this website like YOU. Never mind what those voters for other awards say is the best film or performance of the year. Nobody knows the truth better than Gold Derby readers, who are such award nuts that they insist upon bestowing their own kudos.
They were launched in 2002 when winners included “Chicago,” Julianne Moore (“Far From Heaven”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Gangs of New York”), Meryl Streep (“Adaptation”), and Chris Cooper (“Adaptation”). The awards have continued annually for the past decade, with last year’s winners including “The Social Network,” Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”), Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”), Amy Adams and Melissa Leo (“The Fighter” – tie), and Christian Bale (“The Fighter”).
If you are already registered at Gold Derby, cast your ballot by visiting your profile and picking Gold Derby Film Awards Nominations from the drop-down menu. (Not registered? Go here to sign up in less than a minute.) You can vote for your favorite choices for Best Picture, all the acting categories, many technical categories (like art direction, film editing, cinematography, original score, and more), and even the top ensemble of 2011.
Nominations in 20 categories will be announced on Feb. 9. You can vote through Feb. 23 and winners will be revealed on Feb. 24 (the day before the Academy Awards ceremony).