Emmy ballots were released on June 15, but the awards voting that really counts begins today. You can now vote for nominees for the 12h Annual Gold Derby TV Awards.
If you’re already registered at Gold Derby, cast your ballot by clicking here and then clicking on the Gold Derby TV Awards Nominations 2015 button in the “Choose an Event” box. To vote in each of our 28 categories, select your top three candidates and move them from the left to the right column in order of your preference.
“Breaking Bad” is off the air now, and last year’s nominee “True Detective” is sitting out this awards cycle, which leaves four of last year’s nominees eligible to compete again this year: “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife” and “Mad Men.” This is the last chance for “Mad Men,” which ended its run in May; another win this year would set a new record of four victories.
Those shows will also face Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” which was Gold Derby’s choice for Best Comedy Series last year, but the Emmys moved the prison series to the dramatic races, and Gold Derby follows suit.
That leaves an opening in the Best Comedy Series contest, where all five of “Orange’s” rivals are back in contention. “Parks and Recreation” won the top prize in 2013, and hopes for a farewell hug for its final season, which aired this past spring. It will have to defeat another past champ, “Modern Family,” along with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Louie,” “Modern Family” and “Veep.”
But we’ll have seven nominees for Best Drama and Best Comedy, just like the Emmys, so could 2012 Best Comedy champ “Community” make a comeback after being resurrected this year by Yahoo? It fell out of favor at the Gold Derby TV Awards in 2013 after NBC ousted showrunner Dan Harmon. Harmon returned, but the series remained absent from last year’s contest.
2013 marked the return of two popular categories to the Gold Derby Awards: Best Drama Episode and Best Comedy Episode. And like the last two years, a preliminary vote by our forum posters has narrowed down the best episodic achievements of the television season to 30 titles apiece. The top six candidates after this stage of voting will be the final nominees.
You can vote for your favorites now and edit your ballot until July 24. Nominees will be announced on July 30.