Will this year’s Gold Derby Film Awards reflect the Oscar’s eventual choices? Or should they avoid this year’s presumptive academy favorites entirely? The choice is yours. You can vote for the nominees in the 13th Annual Gold Derby Film Awards starting right now.
To vote, click here to visit our predictions center. Then click the box in the menu at the top of the page for the “Gold Derby Film Awards Nominations 2014” and vote in as many or as few categories as you like. Select your top three favorites in each category, arranged in order of preference. Your number-one choice will get three points, your number-two choice gets two points, and your number-three choice gets one point. The top five scorers in each category will be the final nominees.
Haven’t seen all the contenders yet? Don’t worry. You can vote now and edit your ballot as often as you like until voting closes on Friday, January 30, at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Nominees will be announced on Monday, February 2.
From 2002 to 2010, voting was conducted via secret ballot through our message boards, and during that time, five out of our nine Best Picture winners matched the Oscars’ choice.
Voting moved to our quick and easy predictions center in 2011, and our users have agreed with the academy for the last three years in a row, picking “The Artist” (2011), “Argo” (2012), and “12 Years a Slave” (2013) as the Best Pictures of the Year.
All 12 of Gold Derby’s previous Best Picture champs are listed below, in addition to our special award honoring the best film of the last decade (2000-2009):
2003: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2004: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
2005: “Brokeback Mountain”
2006: “The Departed”
2007: “No Country for Old Men”
2009: “The Hurt Locker”
Decade (2000-2009): “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2010: “The Social Network”
2011: “The Artist”
2013: “12 Years a Slave”