December 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm #124752
The Gold Derby Film Awards are decided by users of this website like YOU. Never mind what those voters for other awards say is the best film or performance of the year. Nobody knows the truth better than Gold Derby readers, who are such award nuts that they insist upon bestowing their own kudos.
They were launched in 2002 when winners included “Chicago,” Julianne Moore (“Far From Heaven”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Gangs of New York”), Meryl Streep (“Adaptation”), and Chris Cooper (“Adaptation”).
The awards have continued annually for the past decade, with last year’s winners including “Argo,” Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”), and Leonardo DiCaprio (“Django Unchained”). For a complete list of all past winners and nominees, click the stickied thread at the top of the Oscars forum.
If you’re already registered at Gold Derby, cast your ballot by going to your home page and clicking on Vote Gold Derby Awards in the left-hand column under Predictions.
If you are not registered, do so for free on our home page. You can also log in with your Facebook account.
Vote for your favorites for Best Picture, all the acting categories, many technical categories (like film editing, cinematography, original score, production design, and more). We even ask your opinions on the top ensemble and best breakthrough performance of 2013.
ALL VOTING ENDS AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31.
Nominations in 22 categories will be announced on February 3. You can then vote on the final winners, with the ultimate results announced just before the Oscars on Thursday, February 27.December 22, 2013 at 6:34 pm #124754
You have until February 3 to vote for these awards, giving you plenty of time to see all the films opening in December and January.
Go ahead and start voting NOW!! You can always make changes as often as you like through February 3.
Feel free to campaign for a SMALL number of your favorites in this thread. BUT do not post your ballot here.
Based on your feedback from the past couple of years, you are ony allowed to vote for your three favorites in each category. That is the way we did things for years when ballots were tabulated by hand. The best thing about that process is that it forces everyone to only choose their most passionate films/performances and not just add things to fill out their final slots on the ballot.
Also, if there is something or someone you really want to put on your ballot that has been left off our list, send me a Private Message by clicking my name to the left. Only send me one or two names, BUT you must be voting for that person/film. Don’t send me names just because you believe they belong on the ballot. You MUST be voting for them. We will then consider adding them (not guaranteed).December 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm #124755
Wanted to vote Pacific Rim for Best Picture, but wasn’t eligible for voting… what a gyp.
FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)December 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm #124756
That’s probably a good thing.
I kid. Sort of.December 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm #124757
Not that she will get many votes or even one from me, but just a heads-up that Emma Watson is listed a lead actress for The Bling Ring, although she does not even play the most prominent female character in the movie.December 23, 2013 at 12:52 am #124758
Isn’t SHort Term 12 an adapted screenplay? Also, would you guys add Upstream Color? I know it is an outside shot, but it was one of the best reviewed films this yearDecember 23, 2013 at 12:57 am #124759
I wanted to ask, if it is not too much trouble, to add Upstream Color, Shane Carruth for best director, Amy Seimetz for best actress and the film itslef in the soound category – I do intend to vote for it in this categories.December 23, 2013 at 1:14 am #124760
ThanksDecember 23, 2013 at 5:54 am #124761
Isn’t SHort Term 12 an adapted screenplay? Also, would you guys add Upstream Color? I know it is an outside shot, but it was one of the best reviewed films this year
I’d probably vote for Upstream Color too. Amazing film – it’s a shame it didn’t qualify for Best Picture at the Oscars (not that it stood a chance anyway.)December 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm #124763
Thanks for your suggestions (other than Pacific Rim for BP).December 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm #124764
FYC: UPSTREAM COLOR
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress
Guys, seriously, give it a shot. How often does the film stays with you and makes you feel as if you have seen smth for the first time? On paper it looks like the most pretentious film you can imagine, but it is really not. I won’t claim that I get what it was about beyond the storyline, but ultimately Upstream Color is an experience. It’s great, it’s captivating, it’s simply amazing!December 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm #124765
I would love to have Upstream Color for Score, too. I would vote for it.December 24, 2013 at 1:47 am #124766
Please if possible add “Aint Them Bodies Saints” and “Oblivion” for score.