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See how you did predicting Golden Globe film nominations

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Dec 12 2013 11:30 am

Over 900 Gold Derby readers predicted the film nominees for this year's Golden Globe Awards. In total, our Users logged over 9,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Golden Globes (Film) Nominations 2013.

Click here for our leaderboard that breaks down all top scorers. To see how we fared predicting each category, click here.

The biggest shocker among all the nominations was the snub of Oprah Winfrey ("The Butler"). The omisions of Tom Hanks ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Harrison Ford ("42"), and Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street") were also surprising.

Among the nominees, "Rush" in the drama picture race is perplexing since it has not shown up on many pre-cursor lists. The nods for Kate Winslet ("Labor Day") and Sally Hawkins ("Blue Jasmine") caught many off guard.

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Even so, one of our Users -- Jonathan -- scored best with an impressive 86% and earned a total of 20,140 game points, thus establishing himself as winner of our reader contest. Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Certificate.

Another 28 Users scored above our best Editor -- Daniel Montgomery -- who came in at 78%. Charles Bright came in second with 74%, followed by Guru and Matt Noble with 72%. I came in next with 66% along with Marcus Dixon. The final slot is 58% from Rob Licuria.

As for our 15 Experts that made predictions, congratulations to Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) for 80% correct. Second place is a tie between Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Kevin Polowy (Next Movie) at 76%.

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See how you did predicting Golden Globe TV nominations

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Dec 12 2013 11:15 am

Over 700 Gold Derby readers predicted the television nominees for this year's Golden Globe Awards. In total, our Users logged almost 8,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Golden Globes (TV) Nominations 2013.

Click here for a breakdown of all top scorers. To see how we fared predicting each category, click here.

Once again, there certainly were surprises, but practically nobody anticipated the complete snub of "Homeland" and its two stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis since all of them won last year. That means the drama portion of the show will have a new set of three winners.

Netflix did well its first time out of the gates with nods for "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," and "Arrested Development." Other new programs gaining nods were "The Blacklist," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Masters of Sex," "Michael J. Fox Show," "Orphan Black," and "Ray Donovan."

Somewhat expected were the unpredictable natures of both TV supporting categories, which combine performers from dramas, comedies, and movies/miniseries. Jacqueline Bisset ("Dancing on the Edge") or Janet McTeer ("The White Queen") that we did not even offer them as choices in our predictions center.

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Even so, four of our Users -- Buddy, lmarz, me123 and movieswithabe -- scored best with an impressive 78%. Buddy breaks the tie because he earned the most game points (23,760), thus establishing himself as winner of our reader contest. Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Certificate.

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Another 36 Users scored above our best Editor -- Daniel Montgomery -- who came in at 62%. I got 60% along with Guru and Charles Bright. Close behind at 58% were Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, and Matt Noble.

As for our three Experts that took the challenge: Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) finished first with 62%, followed by Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) at 60%, and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) at 55%.



Hurry - Make your 'Survivor' finale predictions NOW at Gold Derby!

By Marcus James Dixon
By Marcus James Dixon
Dec 12 2013 08:00 am

One of the greatest "Survivor" seasons in recent memory -- "Blood vs. Water" -- ends its run this Sunday (Dec. 15) with a two-hour finale that kicks off at 8 pm ET/PT followed by a one-hour reunion show.

Before the final showdown, be sure to cast your votes for three key questions in our Gold Derby predictions center:

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Sign in and look in the left column of your account/prediction page for the link to "Survivor: Blood vs. Water" -- click that and start to play.

"Survivor: Blood vs. Water" has had fans in our forums excited since it premiered. The concept of having former contestants playing against their loved ones was a welcome twist that resulted in some great "Survivor" moments.

There was Rupert, who honorably traded places with his voted-off wife so that she could stay alive in the game. Weeks later, fan-hated Colton quit the show a second time in the hopes that his fiance Caleb could have a better chance of winning. And who could forget when Ciera voted out her mother Laura in order to better her own chances in the game?

There are still seven contestants left in play, including three (Hayden, Laura, Tina) fighting it out at Redemption Island for a chance to return to the game. The winner of that final duel will join Ciera, Gervase, Monica and Tyson, and one of those five will be the ultimate winner of Season 27.



Golden Globe nominations: Marcus Dixon's good, bad and ugly

By Marcus James Dixon
By Marcus James Dixon
Dec 12 2013 07:50 am

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There is much to be made about this year's crop of Golden Globe nominees. Most of it was good, some of it was bad and -- because it's the HFPA we're talking about -- there was, of course, some ugly. See my take below!

Nothing was more rewarding than seeing "The Good Wife" honored for only the second time in five seasons. The show was snubbed in 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Globes tend to love hip, young shows, so the fact that "The Good Wife" mustered three nominations proves that the HFPA voters are actually watching the show this season and recognize its quality. Stars Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles also heard their names called this morning, deservedly so.

It's getting a bit repetitive to shout for joy every time "Breaking Bad" gets nominated for an award, but when you consider the show only had one previous series nomination at the Globes (2012) over its entire run, it's hard not to congratulate the HFPA for getting this one right. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul were also recognized, so here's hoping that out of the show's three nominations, "Breaking Bad" will finally be able to win its first-ever Golden Globe.

The snubbing of undefeated two-time champ "Homeland" and its cast (Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin) for their third season made room for other drama series that truly excelled this year in terms of story-telling and originality. Hopefully it'll be a kick in the butt for the "Homeland" producers and writers to step up their game for next season.

Justice for Monica Potter ("Parenthood") and Corey Stoll ("House of Cards"), who were strangely snubbed at the Emmys, as both made it here into much more difficult categories -- the Globes lump together all of TV's supporting performances (Drama, Comedy, Movie/Miniseries).

You may not have heard of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," but it's funny. Really funny. A nice surprising nod for this laffer and star Andy Samberg. Go watch it now!

My two favorite films of the year were "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave." It was exciting, then, to see that these two movies tied for the most Golden Globe nominations with seven each. Special mentions go to the quartet of "Hustle" actors all getting in -- Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence -- as well as the brilliant music score for "12 Years" by Hans Zimmer.

Netflix had an easy nomination (and win?) for "Orange is the New Black" as Best TV Comedy Series, but they opted instead to try their luck in the much more competitive Drama races. Besides a lone nod for star Taylor Schilling, the strategy didn't pay off. Too bad, because we would have loved to see this little-show-that-could make a name for itself at the Globes.



Golden Globe winners and losers: 'Wolf' pounces, Redford rallies, Oprah slapped

By Tom O'Neil
By Tom O'Neil
Dec 12 2013 06:31 am

Golden Globe nominationsAfter being snubbed by the SAG Awards and most film critics' trophies, "The Wolf of Wall Street" finally pounced when the Golden Globe nominations were announced, with bids for Best Drama Picture and Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) – but, not, surprisingly for director Martin Scorsese. Robert Redford ("All is Lost") has been rescued. However, "The Butler" – a superstar at the SAG noms -- abruptly took a bow and left the room. Voters even slapped Oprah Winfrey!

Biggest winners were the two films with the most nominations (seven) – "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle." Those contenders plus "Nebraska" were the only ones scoring bids for all top three races: Best Picture, Director and Screenplay. Usually that means they must be considered the Oscar frontrunners. "Hustle" stars Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams rallied after failing to make the SAG list.

"Captain Phillips" had faltered among precursor prizes, but now it's up for Best Drama Picture and Director (Paul Greengrass), thus charging ahead on the derby track alongside "Gravity," which also scored a nom for helmer Alfonso Cuaron plus lead actress Sandra Bullock.

Biggest surprise among Best Drama Picture contenders – "Rush," which also pulled off a nom for supporting actor Daniel Bruhl. Ron Howard's racing flick had early award hopes when it came roaring out of the pack back in September, but stalled at the box office.

Nonetheless, "Rush" bumped "Saving Mr. Banks" off the Best Drama Picture track. "Mr. Banks" had been ranked third in our Experts' predictions, but it only managed a Best Drama Actress bid for Emma Thompson. Tom Hanks' supporting turn got snubbed here, just as it had at SAG.

"Her" continues to zoom ahead of kudos expectations. After landing on the AFI Top 10 list and winning Best Picture laurels from the National Board of Review and Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. (shared with "Gravity"), it garnered Globe noms for Best Comedy/Musical Picture, actor (Joaquin Phoenix – his first major bid this awards season) and screenplay.

"Inside Llewyn Davis" was expected to make the rundown for Best Comedy/Musical Picture, but it also snagged an acting nod for Oscar Isaac.



Who are now the frontrunners to win Golden Globes for film?

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Dec 12 2013 06:00 am

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Now that we know the Golden Globes nominees for film, who is out front to win?

"12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" were the nominations leaders, so are they the ones to beat in their respective races for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)? Possibly. Last year's musical/comedy winner, "Les Miserables," was tied for the most nominations in its category, but dramatic winner "Argo" trailed "Lincoln" seven nominations to five.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association often prides itself on being an important stop on the road Oscar, so we should expect to see some of the Oscar frontrunners deliver their Oscar auditions.

"American Hustle" is likely to be a major Oscar threat, but watch out for "Nebraska," which did better than expected with five nominations, including bids for Best Screenplay and Best Director (Alexander Payne).

In the drama race, "12 Years" will face a tough challenge from four-time nominee "Gravity," held back from more nominations because it showcases only one actor and is famous more for its visual style than its screenplay. But Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi spectacle could prevail much the way "Avatar" did in 2009.

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In top acting categories "Gravity's" Bullock will face off against Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") for Best Drama Actress, while Best Drama Actor may come down to Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years") and Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club"). Robert Redford ("All is Lost") was recognized here after being snubbed by the SAG Awards, and the HFPA loves A-list stars, so we shouldn't rule him out either.



Shocking Golden Globes (TV) snubs: 'Homeland,' 'The Crazy Ones,' ...

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Dec 12 2013 06:00 am

The Golden Globe nominations for TV shows and performers went mostly as we predicted. (Read the full recap here.)

However, as always, there were a few headscratchers which meant some of the strongest contenders were left out in the cold. 

Topping that list of omissions is reigning Drama Series champ "Homeland" as well as its two stars -- two-time Drama Actress winner Claire Danes and last year's Drama Actor Damian Lewis.

Also MIA is "Game of Thrones," which reaped two SAG Awards nominations while two new Netflix series -- "Arrested Development" and "Orange is the New Black" -- reaped only performance bids.

Among new laffers, "The Crazy Ones" may be a hit for CBS, but it was a miss for Globe voters. 

Below, the lists of those programs and performers who won't be in the running on Jan. 12 for the 71st annual edition of these kudos. 

"Game of Thrones"
"Mad Men"
"Orange is the New Black"

Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Freddie Highmore, "Bates Motel"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"

Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Keri Russell, "The Americans"

"Arrested Development"
"The Crazy Ones"
"New Girl"

Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Ricky Gervais, "Derek"
Jake Johnson, "New Girl"
Robin Williams, "The Crazy Ones"


'House of Cards,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Good Wife' lead Golden Globe TV nominations

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Dec 12 2013 05:57 am

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves new TV shows and performers to the point that they rejected last year's big winner -- "Homeland" and its stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis -- in favor of freshman series "House of Cards" which leads with four nominations. (Read more all the shocking snubs here.)

The political drama, which streamed on Netflix, contends for the series prize as well as for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and supporting player Corey Stoll.

Recent Emmy winner "Breaking Bad" and the resurgent "The Good Wife" reaped three apiece. Both are in contention for Best Drama Series, while multi Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are looking for their first Globe wins for the final season of "Bad." "Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies won back in 2009 while supporting actor Josh Charles picked up his first nomination.

Contending for Drama Actor against Spacey and Cranston are the stars of three freshman series: Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan"), Michael Sheen ("Masters of Sex") and James Spader ("The Blacklist"). 

For Drama Actress, Margulies and Wright also face off against a trio of newcomers: Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Taylor Schilling ("Orange is the New Black") and Kerry Washington ("Scandal"). 

Among laffers, reigning champ "Girls" netted two as did newcomer "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Big Bang Theory," "Modern Family and "Parks and Recreation." All contend for Best Comedy Series as well as for one performer. 

Lena Dunham ("Girls") returns to defend her Comedy Actress award, against three of last year's nominees -- Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), two-time Emmy champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Globes co-host Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") -- as well as Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie").

Likewise, Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") is back in the running for Comedy Actor, facing off against returning nominee Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and three newcomers: b("Arrested Development"), Globe favorite Michael J. Fox for his self-titled show and Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine").  

The full list of Globe TV nominees is below. 



Shocking Golden Globes (Film) snubs: Oprah Winfrey, Maritn Scorsese ...

By Gold Derby News Desk
By Gold Derby News Desk
Dec 12 2013 05:55 am

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The Golden Globes nominated a lot of expected contenders, but in a year crowded with viable contenders there were inevitably major snubs, including Oprah Winfrey, who was believed to be the frontrunner to win Best Motion Picture Supporting Actress for "The Butler," and Martin Scorsese, who missed the cut for Best Director even though "The Wolf of Wall Street" was nominated for Best Picture (Musical/Comedy).

"Saving Mr. Banks" was also notably absent, earning only a bid for lead actress Emma Thompson but missing out on Best Picture (Drama) and Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hanks).

NOT NOMINATED: Best Motion Picture - Drama
"Blue Jasmine"
"The Butler"
"Fruitvale Station"
"Saving Mr. Banks"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Actor - Drama
Hugh Jackman, "Prisoners"
Michael B. Jordan, "Fruitvale Station"
Forest Whitaker, "The Butler"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Actress - Drama
Berenice Bejo, "The Past"
Adele Exarchopoulos, "Blue is the Warmest Color"

NOT NOMINATED: Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy
"August: Osage County"
"Before Midnight"
"Enough Said"
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"




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