Emmy ballots were released on Monday, June 10, but the awards voting that really counts begins today.
YOU decide the nominees for the 10th annual Gold Derby TV Awards.
If you’re already registered at Gold Derby, cast your ballot by visiting your profile page and clicking on Gold Derby TV Awards Nominations 2013 under the heading Vote: Gold Derby Awards in the left-hand column beneath your photo.
If you’re not registered, do so for free here. Or log in with your Facebook account.
In each of the 28 categories, pick your top three candidates and move them from the left to the right column in order of your preference.
For the complete history of the Gold Derby TV Awards, click here.
Will this year bring the Gold Derby TV Awards full circle? 2013 marked the long-awaited return of “Arrested Development,” which won Gold Derby’s first two prizes for Best Comedy Series in 2004 and 2005. Its return could face off in the top category this year against a pair of recent farewells: “The Office,” which holds the record for the most Comedy Series victories (three: 2006, 2007, 2009), and “30 Rock,” also a previous winner (2008).
Every winner of Best Comedy is eligible to compete in this year’s race: in addition to “Arrested,” “30 Rock,” and “The Office,” “Community” (2012 winner) and “Modern Family” (2010, 2011) are in contention. Last year’s nominees “Happy Endings,” “Louie,” and “Parks and Recreation” could also return.
“Breaking Bad” hopes to defend its Best Drama title for the first half of its final season, which aired last summer. The gritty AMC series won for the first time last year, ending the three-year winning streak of fellow AMC drama “Mad Men,” which is tied with “Lost” for the most Best Drama victories at the Gold Derby Awards.
All of “Breaking Bad’s” rivals from last year could also return: “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” and “Homeland” as well as “Mad Men.” Do new shows like “House of Cards,” “The Americans,” or “The Newsroom” also deserve to break through?
This year you can also vote in two additional categories: Best Drama Episode and Best Comedy Episode. A preliminary vote of our forum posters narrowed down the best episodic achievements of the 2012-2013 television season to 30 titles apiece. The top six candidates after this stage of voting will be the final nominees.
Vote for your favorites now and edit your ballot until July 12. Nominees will be announced on July 16, two days before Emmy nominations.