February 26, 2016 at 6:46 am #430371
Best Drama Series
Days Of Our Lives
Best Lead Actor
Justin Hartley (Adam Newman, The Young and the Restless)
Best Lead Actress
Kassie DePaiva (Eve Larson, Days Of Our Lives)
Best Supporting Actor (tie)
Bryan Datillo (Lucas Roberts, Days Of Our Lives)
Christopher Sean (Paul Narita, Days Of Our Lives)
Best Supporting Actress
Judi Evans (Adrienne Kiriakis, Days Of Our Lives)
Best Younger Actor
Nicholas Bechtel (Spencer Cassadine, General Hospital)
Best Younger Actress
Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma Drake, General Hospital)
Best Limited/Guest Performer
Eileen Davidson (Kristen DiMera, Days Of Our Lives)
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days Of Our Lives
Days Of Our Lives
Best Casting (tie)
Days Of Our Lives
David CanaryFebruary 26, 2016 at 6:55 am #430373
Seven of the races were won by large margins: Drama Series, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Younger Actress, Direction, Lifetime Achievement and Legacy Award.
Seven of the races were won by 1 vote: Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Younger Actor, Limited/Guest Performer, Writing, Ensemble and Casting.
Kristian Alfonso was the only nominee who didn’t receive any votes ):
The runners-up for the male actors were: Billy Flynn and Freddie Smith; Chad Duell; and Casey Moss. (With the actresses, they were so far behind, by a 3 or 4 to 1 margin, but they were: Finola Hughes, Linsey Godfrey and Rebecca Herbst, and Camryn Grimes – Limited/Guest Performer was a tie for 2nd between Obba Babantunde and Alison Sweeney).
Bryan Datillo is the only one of the winners in the six major acting categories who isn’t an Emmy pre-nominee.
David Canary is the 2nd person to win both Lifetime Achievement and Legacy Award (Helen Wagner was the first to do so).
Days won the most: 9; GH won 3; and B&B and Y&R each won one award.
This was a great deal of fun! If anyone knows how to twitter any of these winners, do so! (:February 26, 2016 at 7:45 am #430374
Congratulations to all of the very deserving winners (and to all of the very deserving runners up as well!) on a job well done. And thanks for doing these, Freeman! I’m not sure if maybe Daniel or someone could give the awards a little press via the Goldderby main page.
Man, I bet things are going to look so different next year. I think only one of the acting winners has had more than 10 lines this year.February 27, 2016 at 9:54 am #430375
Very happy with this list of winners! We always do a great job (better than the Emmys for sure). I really hope that all our winners make it to the final Emmy nominations ballot (except for Bryan Datillo, inexplicably left out of the pre-noms).
I’m not surprised Kristian Alfonso didn’t get any votes. I assume she was on many of our top 3 lists but no one really thinks she was the best of the year. Love her though, and she’s been doing a fabulous job this year too.
Thanks FreemanGriffin22 for organizing!February 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm #430376
From this crop of nominees, it’s a very good set of winners, despite the chaos that the Goldies voting process was this year. I can’t help but think of all the extra ballots that might’ve come in during that second/third week of final-round voting, had voting time not been prematurely cut short, and how this could’ve played a role in perhaps producing a completely different outcome. The sad thing is, now we’ll never really know.February 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm #430377
Congrats to all of the winners!
alokin, I think you bring up an interesting point here and in the other thread, and I am curious to hear people’s thoughts to it. To add to it, I wonder how it would relate to the fact that, as you pointed out in the the nominations thread, the nominees and winners for the Goldies are largely predictable. Even if we assume that more people would have had the opportunity to vote with longer timelines (and I agree that it is a point worth discussing), I wonder if the actual results would have changed much. For example, I voted for Laura Wright and Kelly Sullivan in their respective categories for what it was worth, but there was no question in my mind that they were going to be beat by Kassie DePaiva and Judi Evans. So on principle people should have enough time to vote, but I question how much that would impact the results.
February 28, 2016 at 10:14 am #430378
I found the first round of voting to be way too long, then with my computer issues I felt that 9 days would be enough for the 2nd round. We actually had 10 more voters than what we had last year, if that helps! There were only two screen names I was suprised didn’t vote but they haven’t been around in awhile; maybe they have given up on soaps? Why don’t we agree to a reasonable time frame for next year? Two weeks for each round of voting? I would like to see the first round done before the Emmy pre-nominations; I think they influence the voting too much…. just thoughts… .February 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm #430379
i was initially surprised by how short the final voting round was, but honestly I didn’t think it made a difference. I would think that nine days would be time enough for anyone who was interested in voting for the awards to actually do it. I’m not saying necessarily that there might not have been other ballots or they might not have affected the outcome of a couple of races even. But I also think that that would always be the case, no matter how long the voting period is. There could always be more voters. I think it would have been nice if the site had publicized this a little more. How many people who really care about the outcome of these awards don’t check into this forum at least every nine days? Again, I know there could be exceptions, but especially considering that this wasn’t a surprise — obviously the final round of voting would follow the voting for the nominees — I would think anyone who really wanted to vote had sufficient time to do so. Just my two cents.February 28, 2016 at 5:20 pm #430380
I found the first round of voting to be way too long, then with my computer issues I felt that 9 days would be enough for the 2nd round. We actually had 10 more voters than what we had last year, if that helps! There were only two screen names I was suprised didn’t vote but they haven’t been around in awhile; maybe they have given up on soaps? Why don’t we agree to a reasonable time frame for next year? Two weeks for each round of voting? I would like to see the first round done before the Emmy pre-nominations; I think they influence the voting too much…. just thoughts…
And those “computer issues” and the unnecessary confusion that arose from you suddenly starting a new Gold Derby account at the most crucial time of voting ought to have been even more reason why it would’ve made sense to extend the time for users to send in final ballots. I realize it might appear as if I’m nitpicking, but I just don’t get the urgency. I would understand if you set the deadline at the 25th to announce the winners on the 26th because you had another committment this weekend and/or were out next week, but with you posting freely here today and over the past couple days, it seems like that wasn’t the case.
Look, I don’t have any issue with the Goldies taking place a few months earlier than usual and if next year you guys want to do these even earlier, in January, that’s fine with me. I’ve been a Goldies participant for a couple years now, and I guess I’m just used to (or maybe better, spoiled by) all the time and care that Daniel would put into these awards. He set the bar so high, alone in the way he’d announce both the nominees and winners with photos and stats to put everything into perspective with previous years, that I realize now it was foolish of me to expect the same this year with the Goldies out of his hands. Is it safe to say we all at least agree on there being room for improvement in the way the Goldies were handled this time around? Hopefully, we can eventually look back on this year as a learning experience.
EmmyLoser, regarding your comment… that may all be true, but I think it would’ve been important, especially when the Goldies are already held at a different quarter this year than voters are accustomed to, that care be taken that a variable like length of voting time (which should really stay constant from one year to the next if the end-result is to have any meaning) is congruent with that of previous years.February 28, 2016 at 10:32 pm #430381
I totally understand your concerns and comments, alokin. But your messages are coming across as very harsh, probably in a way that you aren’t intending, because you’re always so thoughtful and generous in your posts. And while I do think you’ve got a lot of good points, it just kind of feels like Freeman is being unfairly criticized after the fact for things that can’t be controlled now. I believe quite a few of us have expressed some frustration with how late the Goldies had been getting (I don’t think the timeframe was ever really all that consistent, as someone who’s been participating for like 10 years now), or at least a desire to have them begin and end earlier, to be closer to the eligibility period and to get a jump on the Emmys, which we’ve certainly criticized for taking as long as they do to produce nominees and winners. Freeman took the initiaitive to go to Daniel about getting things done earlier, and based on the number of thanks he’s received for that, I don’t think I was alone in being grateful. I’m not sure what the plans for announcing nominees and winners were exactly before Freeman lost his hard drive, though he did ask repeatedly if people could help him with getting photos posted, so know that at the very least photos of nominees were a part of it.
But yes, I think it’s a great idea to start a conversation about what we may want to do going forward, maybe establishing more consistent time tables, a procedure for how things are announced, a certain minimum/maxmum voting window, etc. I also wonder if we could get a little more support from the site going forward. I suppose the Goldies aren’t considered on the same level as the Goldderby Film or Television Awards, and without a moderator involved, I’m not sure how difficult it might be to make things as ceremonious as we might like.February 29, 2016 at 8:53 am #430382
I very much wanted to post pictures and asked Daniel about it; they have changed the rules and made it harder to put pictures up – I’m not sure even Daniel could have done them.
Why don’t we agree to two – two week voting periods for next year? There was only one category where the winner changed from round 1 to round 2 in the voting – Casey Moss had a slim lead in round 1 but Nicholas Bechtel got most of the new voters in round 2.
I’m all for making improvements. btw, alokin, your votes were counted in the 1st round – they showed up in my gmail account but I couldn’t access goldderby to send you a confirmation (same thing for GHfan). So your votes were counted!
I think our list of winners was impressive. It was a great Goldies imo! (:March 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm #430383
Great list of winners! Thanks, Freeman, for doing the work this year.
I am especially happy to see Elizabeth Hubbard as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Overall, it doesn’t sound like the list of winners would have been much different (if at all) with extended time for voting. But a two-week window sounds like a good way to go in the future.March 6, 2016 at 10:16 am #430384
Thanks Daniel Montgomery for putting up our Goldies winners in the news section here on Gold Derby! (:March 9, 2016 at 4:47 pm #430385
I didn’t see the post about the Goldies in the news section and couldn’t find it, so hopefully none of this is repetitive or, worse (because it means I’ve done something wrong) contradictory. alokin mentioned missing some of the stats we’ve gotten in the past, and I was as well, so I thought I’d compile a little bit from browsing the history and looking at Daniel’s summary last year.
First, an update of the totals of nominations and winners by show as of this most recent awards. Y&R continues to lead in both measures, but GH is moving in for the kill. With its three wins this year and 15 total nominations, compared to Y&R’s one win and nine nominations, GH now stands just two wins and four nominations away from tying Y&R’s all-time lead. GH did pass OLTL in all-time wins, and with its nine wins this year, DAYS is only one win behind. DAYS also moved within striking distance of OLTL’s nomination total by adding 17 noms this year, and actually will overtake OLTL after next year considering that it will be nominated in the five overall series categories by virtue of simply still being on the air.
and the Restless (34)
Life to Live (30)
of Our Lives (29)
5. As the
World Turns (13)
and the Beautiful (9)
Guiding Light (6)
8. All My
and the Restless (137)
General Hospital (133)
Life to Live (109)
of Our Lives (106)
5. As the
World Turns (75)
and the Beautiful (58)
8. All My
General Hospital: Night Shift (1)
Charles (1)March 9, 2016 at 4:51 pm #430386
Next, onto a few words about the winners.
DAYS earned its third consecutive and fifth overall win in the drama series category, tying Y&R’s record of five series wins, though that does not include Y&R’s winning the Decade Award for drama series.
Justin Hartley’s win in lead actor, his first in any category, is the sixth for Y&R in that category, spread among five different actors (Christian LeBlanc, Peter Bergman, Eric Braeden and Billy Miller). This was Y&R’s lone win, but keeps alive the show’s streak of never being shut out at the Goldies, the only show that holds this distinction.
Kassie DePaiva’s lead actress win, her first in any category, is DAYS’ third consecutive and fourth overall win in the category, each time to a different actress (Arianne Zucker, Eileen Davidson, and Alison Sweeney). DAYS has won the drama series category each year when it won lead actress (2009, 2013, 2014, and 2015).
DAYS’ double win in the supporting actor category for Bryan Datillo and Christopher Sean represents each actor’s first win in any category and DAYS’ second in this category, which Greg Vaughan previously won for DAYS in 2013.
Judi Evans’ victory in the supporting actress, her first in any category, marks DAYS’ third win in the category. Arianne Zucker took the award for DAYS in 2013, and Suzanne Rogers tied with OLTL’s Kathy Brier for the award at the inaugural Goldies for 2003.
First-time winner Nicholas Bechtel takes the younger actor trophy for GH for the third time. Drew Garrett won for 2009, and Bryan Craig took the award for 2013.
Brooklyn Rae Silzer also wins her first Goldie, for younger actress, which GH also won for 2006 (Julie Marie Berman) and 2007 (Kirsten Storms).
Eileen Davidson’s win in the guest/limited actor category is DAYS’ first and breaks GH’s three-year streak. She is a previous winner for lead actress for DAYS for 2013.
DAYS’ victory in the writing category is its third consecutive win in that category and third overall.
B&B picks up its third trophy for directing, which it won for 2012 and shared with DAYS and GH for 2014.
DAYS and GH tie in the casting category for the second consecutive year. In addition to these two years, GH previously won the award for 2009 and 2013, while DAYS tied with OLTL for the win for 2010 and triumphed in 2011.
DAYS wins the ensemble category for the first time and breaks GH’s three-year streak.
Elizabeth Hubbard’s lifetime achievement award is her second Goldie, having prevailed for ATWT in the supporting actress category for 2005.
David Canary’s legacy award marks his fourth overall Goldies victory and distinguishes him as the most honored performer at these awards. He previously won both lead actor and the lifetime achievement award in 2009 and limited/guest actor in 2011.