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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #441953

    It’s been a long time since we’ve had a thread asking you to tattle some interesting things about yourselves — like your name (if you wish to share), age, gender, location, occupation, shoe size, fave food, sexual orientation, whatever else you wanna toss in ….

    I’ll start. I’m your landlord here. I am America’s only expert on all awards, having written books on Oscars, Emmys and Grammys for Variety. For a spell I was the awards blogger for the LA Times — and I had a side career as a senior editor of In Touch Weekly, which I helped to launch back in 2002. I stayed with In Touch all the way up until 2010 while I simultaneously worked for the Times. (I was often on TV as a commentor on pop culture/celeb topics as a result of my affiliation with the mag. Prior to that I was often on TV as an awards pundit — for more than a decade I did those red-carpet shows with Joan and Melissa Rivers, for example — OY, the stories I can tell!)

    I launched Gold Derby in 2000. LA Times took it over in 2005, folded it into a blog that I ran while these message boards were moved over to their web servers as part of TheEnvelope. I missed having Gold Derby to myself and I had ambitious dreams for it, so I yanked the site back from the Times and relaunched it in Nov. 2010. I continued to blog for the Times up until last September, but then chose to devote myself full time to making this site go so I said bye-bye to them. We remain great chums — as you can see the LA Times’ Elena Howe contributes to our roundup of expert prognosticators.

    I live in three places: Los Angeles (where I have a dumpy apartment in old Hollywood area), New York City (I own a spectacular co-op in a high rise with OMG views of the greatest city in the world) and Bushkill, Pennsylvania (where I own a cozy cabin on a mountaintop near a lake).

    Favorite food: When I die I will discover that Heaven is an endless mountain of vanilla bean ice cream.

    Age: I am older than Stephen Colbert and younger than John Travolta. In short, I’m old enough to be your daddy — and here at GD, i guess I am

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    Boidiva02
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    #441955

    I’m Game!

    Name: Matthew

    Age: I’ll be 31 in September (Oy Vey I’m getting old!)

    Location: Rhode Island, USA

    Occupation: Nothing exciting, just a supermarket check-out boy.

    Education: I have a very exciting (and useless) B.A. in TV Production which clearly was a mistake because I’m working at a supermarket and have no way of getting into the TV industry.    My goal would be to become a published author.   I’d love to write a memoir about my life as well as to write a novel that becomes a best-seller and is made into a movie starring Sally Field and Viola Davis and wins me an Oscar for Screenwriting.

    Orientation: Clearly you must know by know that I’m gay, gay gay!

    Fave Food: I love seafood. Lobster, Shrimp, scallop, clams! Those are my favorites. But I’ll eat pretty much anything.   The only foods I hate are Spinach, Mustard and Olives.

    Fave Drink:  I LOVE Tequlia… Jose Cuervo Silver is my favorite. I also like light beer,  Bud Light is my ultimate.

    Fave TV Series:   Of all-time my favorite TV series is the beloved, late soap opera “One Life To Live”.    It just meant so much to me.    Lately I’m obsessed with GLEE, The Good Wife and Parks & Recreation.

    Fave Movie:  I have an affinity for girly movies, and as such my three favorite movies ever are Heathers, Clueless and Beaches.   Sophisticated I’m not. But I’m happy with who I am.

    Fave Music Artist: That’s tough but I LOVE Old-school 90’s Mariah and also love Christina Aguilera. But I love some classic stuff too, My Diva”s Bette, Babs, Cher and Celine.  George Michael is also an influence of mine.

    RANDOM FACTS:

    –I’ve survived the special education system after enduring my share of igonorance, hatred and prejudice.

    —I was the first student in 13 years to be successfully mainstreamed in my school, and was sort of a trendsetter, because shortly thereafter most of the kids in the self-contained class became mainstreamed to some degree.

    —–Was forced out of the closet in college, against my wishes, but am better off for it.  

    ——I consider myself a semi-expert on Daytime Emmy’s, especially as it relates to my beloved ABC daytime soaps, AMC, OLTL (rest in peace!) and GH.

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    Out on a Limb
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    #441956

    I’m college student majoring in film study, 21 y/o and I’m so horny all the time that I can’t wear underwear – it slows me down …

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    #441957

    Hi i am alex and collage going boy and also do part time job in a multinational company. i love to play games and watching movie in theater and playing soccer with my friends. thats it

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    big bang theory watch 

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    uncreativename
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    #441958

    Name: Eric

    Age: Just turned 22 in July!

    Location: Pennsylvania, USA

    Occupation: Currently working at IKEA to raise money to travel to Venice Beach.

    Education: I have a B.A. in English and Communication Studies, I was accepted into five M.A. programs for Rhetoric & Composition and I was planning on attending a program in Canada but I am thinking of taking a few months off, going to find myself, and then pursue my MFA in poetry.

    Orientation: Straight

    Fave Food: I love Chinese food. But I only treat myself to it every once and awhile because it’s hard to run six miles a day when you have all those chemicals in your system!

    Fave Drink: Whiskey Sour.

    Fave TV Series: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, but a show that is currently airing would be “The Good Wife”.

    Fave Movie:  Ah, this is a hard one but it probably has to be “Girl, Interrupted”.

    Fave Music Artist: Ack. I’m really bad at making definitive choices. But it would probably have to be Hole.

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    JOSHUA
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    #441959

    Name: Josh

    Age: 17

    Location: Manhattan, New York  

    Occupation: Student.

    Education: Incoming Senior at High School. Just got the letter a few days ago that I’ve been accepted into Cornell early!

    Orientation: Straight

    Fave Food: I once had an addiction to Maine Lobsters. Had to go to Rehab and everything to break me from my habit. They are just so good.    

    Fave TV Show: I’m still very young, so I haven’t seen many classic TV Shows yet. But, from the ones I’ve seen, it has to be a tie between Breaking Bad and Lost.

    Fave Movie: The Godfather. Or Toy Story 3. Can’t pick.

    Fave Music Artist: The Beatles.            
           

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    babypook
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    #441960

    ^
    “Fave Music Artist: The Beatles.   “

    Tres bien, monsieur 17 ans.    

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    Emmyfan
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    #441961

    Age: 38 (will be 39 next month)

    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    Occupation: Manager Financial Policies and Internal Controls

    Favorite Meal: Holiday dinner with turkey, stuffing, etc.

    Favorite TV Comedy: The Golden Girls

    Favorite TV Drama: L.A. Law

    Favorite Movie : The Color Purple

    Favorite Actress: Bette Davis 

    Favorite Music Artist: Aretha Franklin

    Favorite Music Genre: 80s & Blues tied

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    babypook
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    #441962

    Bump

    Would be great getting to know each other a bit more.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    #441963

    Age: 25 

    Occupation: student, threatre acting & directing (master arts program) 

    Favorite meal: I’m crazy about salads.

    Favorite drink: I can’t live without coffee and wine.

    Orientation: Well…

    Favorite movie: Hannah and Her Sisters, Rosemary’s Baby, Rois et Reine, The Godfather, Jules et Jim

    Favorite actress: La Streep, followed by Madeline Kahn, Marian Seldes, Diane Wiest and Judy Davis

    Favorite actor: Brando, Pacino, Ralph Fiennes, Ian McKellen 

    Favorite filmmaker: Fellini, Truffaut, Polanski, early Allen, Sofia Coppola, Bob Fosse, Lynch, Todd Haynes 

    Favorite music artist: Callas! I love jazz, so Ella doing Cole Porter songs is gorgeous. 

    Favorite TV show: Twin Peaks & Gilmore Girls.

    Actors I can’t stand: Winslet & Bullock. I simply can’t. Sorry. 

    Ashamed to confess: I’ve never made it to the end of Seven Samurai. It’s a shame.

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    24Emmy
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    #441964

    Here’s some fun facts:

    Age — 25

    Location — New Jersey

    Favorite Color — red

    Favorite Food — shrimp

    Favorite Drink — apple juice

    Favorite Movie — The Social Network

    Favorite TV Show — 24

    Favorite TV Character — Fiona Gallagher, Shameless

    Favorite Actor — Harrison Ford

    Favorite Actress– Sally Field

    Favorite Director — Steven Spielberg

    Favorite Music Artist — Bon Jovi

    Favorite Song — Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life”

    Favorite Sport — baseball

    Favorite Team — Philadelphia Phillies

    Favorite TV Network — MLB Network

    Favorite Theme Song — “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” – Cheers

    Favorite Movie Quote — “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

    Favorite Movie Scene — Rocky IV Montage – “No Easy Way Out”

    Favorite Superhero — Batman

    Favorite Awards Moment — 24 winning the Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2006

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    Nutso
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    #441965

    Age: 22

    Nationality: Born in the U.S.A, but quickly moved to Guyana (South America)

    Favorite Movies: Metropolis, 12 Angry Men, City Lights, Lawrence of Arabia, Brazil

    Favorite TV Shows: Community, Mystery Science Theater 3000, M*A*S*H, classic Doctor Who, Firefly

    Favorite Music Artists: Talking Heads, the Clash, Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, the Flaming Lips

    Favorite Food: anything Guyanese

    Favorite Drink: El Dorado rum

    Favorite Actors: Peter O’Toole, Jack Nicholson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Roberto Benigni, Max von Sydow

    Favorite Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Edwige Fenech, Barbara Bouchet, Helen Mirren

    Favorite Directors: Terry Gilliam, Shane Carruth, Alfred Hitchcock, Haifaa al-Mansour, Akira Kurosawa

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    babypook
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    #441966

    bump

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    24Emmy
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    #441967

    bump . . . anybody else want to share?

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    babypook
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    #441968

    I’d love too. Lol. I’ve done it before in the Vital Stats threads.

    Maybe tomorrow

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