2017 Derbyite Awards: Winners include 24Emmy, GusCruz & Best Oscars Expert Anne Thompson

For the second time, Gold Derby users cast votes for themselves and each other to win the Derbyite Awards, which acknowledge the best contributions in our forums, the best Gold Derby editors, the best experts, and the all-around best derbyites of the year. For a reminder of our last awards in 2015, check out those results here.

Dish the Derbyite Awards with Hollywood insiders in our notorious forums

The big winner was 24Emmy, our longtime stalwart forum poster responsible for more than 300 topics and more than 8,000 posts. He won top honors, Derbyite of the Year, as well as Best TV Forums Poster. Also winning twice was Sasha who was named Funniest Derbyite and Bitchiest Derbyite. Writer and contributing writer Riley Chow picked up two awards as well: Best Forums Poster and Best Forums Debater. And the Best Breakthrough Poster was GusCruz.

In the races to determine the best of the best pro pundits making their predictions at Gold Derby, our users picked Anne Thompson (IndieWire) as the Best Oscars Expert, while Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Neil was named the Best Emmys Expert. Another pundit who is a member of the Gold Derby editorial team, Paul Sheehan, claimed the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Surprising no one more than me, our users voted me Best Editor, Best Film Forums Poster and Most Dedicated Fanboy/Fangirl — a moment to shamelessly plug my “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” gallery of the best episodes of all time in case anyone doubts my fanboy bona fides. And Oscar winning “Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins, whom I was honored to interview with Zach Laws, was Gold Derby’s choice for Best Celebrity Interview (watch it here). To quote Stephen Colbert‘s 2008 Emmy acceptance speech, “Oh Hollywood, all is forgiven.”

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Derbyite of the Year
AMG
Atypical
Chris Beachum (Boomer)
eastwest
Zach Laws
Cordell Martin
ThePerksofBeingAGriff
X — 24Emmy
Amanda Spears
Jason Travis

Lifetime Achievement Award
BamaEd
DCurrie
BenitoDelicias
Boidiva02
Ralph Galvan (rstang00)
Matt Noble
Tom O’Brien (helmetz)
pacinofan
X — Paul Sheehan
vinny

‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes That Won Emmys

Breakthrough Forum Poster of the Year
AayaanUpadhyaya
Andrew Carden
forwardswill
FreemanGriffin
X — GusCruz
hunterbergfeld
LeChienne
lovelylovely
Roney Moore
SoFan

Most Entertaining Derbyite
adamunc
BabyClyde
X — Bee
Charles Bright
Sam Eckmann
EddyQ
Robert Pius
Teridax
Tyler the Awesome Guy

Amazon originals: Top 24 binge-worthy TV shows

Most Dedicated Fanboy/Fangirl
Adamunc
John Benutty
SamEckmann
PianoMann
X — Daniel Montgomery
manakamana
Alex Meyer
Tony Ruiz

Best Forum Poster
Atypical
BenitoDelicias
Hunterbergfeld
Lord Freddy Blackfyre
Matt Noble
ThePerksOfBeingaGriff
Tyler the Awesome Guy
pacinofan
PoweR
X — Riley
Teridax

25 Greatest Sci-Fi Heroes in Movie History

Best Forum Debater
Atypical
babypook
Boidiva02
EddyQ
GusCruz
Icky
jasonface
PoweR
X — Riley

Bitchiest Derbyite
Bee
BenitoDelicias
Marcus James Dixon
Ralph Galvan (rstang00)
Tom O’Neil
OscarsSoWrong
X — Sasha
Teridax
Xtina

Oscar Hosts: Performers Who Have Hosted the Academy Awards

Nicest Derbyite
Kyle Bailey
Chris Beachum
Boidiva02
CanadianFan
FreemanGriffin
Jeffrey Kare
Zach Laws
X — Rob Licuria
Alex Meyer
Paul Sheehan

Funniest Derbyite
BabyClyde
Charles Bright
Marcus Dixon
Amanda Spears
X — Sasha
Stretchy
Teridax
Xtina
Zooey the Dreamer

Top 25 Oscar Best Picture Winners of All Time

Best TV Forums Poster
BTN
Chris Beachum
Dcurrie
Eastwest
Emmyfan
mikeboy898
Noe
Tony Ruiz
X — 24Emmy
vinny

Best Film Forum Poster
babypook
David Buchanan
Eddy Q
X — Daniel Montgomery
Ghost Orchid
moviefan61794
pacinofan
FreemanGriffin
Brad Weir
Zooey the Dreamer

Meryl Streep’s Record 20 Oscar Acting Nominations

Best Film Reviewer
AMG
X — Andrew Carden
jake
Jonnysbro
England
ETphonehome
Filmatelist
k-Hole
lovelylovely
taloson

Best Music Forum Poster
Aint2Proud2Beg
X — Graeme O’Neil
Denton Davidson
Djoko
Lord Freddy Blackfyre
KaRol
LOVC
neverkneel
PoweR
romit98

Celebrity Deaths 2017: In Memoriam Gallery

Best Editor
Tom O’Neil
Paul Sheehan
Chris Beachum
Marcus James Dixon
X — Daniel Montgomery
Rob Licuria
Matt Noble

Best Oscars Expert
Pete Hammond (Deadline)
Michael Musto (Out)
Keith Simanton (IMDb)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)
X — Anne Thompson (Indiewire)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Tim Gray (Variety)

‘Game of Thrones’: Every Episode Ranked, Worst to Best

Best Emmys Expert
Michael Ausiello (TV Line)
Robert Bianco (USA Today)
X — Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Anne Thompson (Indiewire)
Ken Tucker (Yahoo)
Glenn Whipp (LA Times)
Debra Birnbaum (Variety)
Lynette Rice (EW)

Best Celebrity Interview
Louie Anderson
Caitriona Balfe
Millie Bobby Brown
Sterling K. Brown
Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
X — Barry Jenkins
Ellie Kemper
Kate McKinnon
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

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