Is your favorite variety talk program something political, something flat-out funny, or maybe a combination of both? We now need your votes for Best Variety Talk Series of the past year, and there are certainly some excellent possibilities after an electric and polarizing presidential election. Cast your vote for nominees of the 14th Annual Gold Derby TV Awards, honoring the best TV during the eligibility period of June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.
At last year’s ceremony, we saw a first victory for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” as that HBO program defeated “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Key and Peele,” “Late Late Show with James Corden,” and “Saturday Night Live.” It joined these past category winners in the history of the Gold Derby TV Awards: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (2014, 2015), “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (2004, 2005, 2006, 2013), “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (2012), “Saturday Night Live” (2009, 2011), “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” (2010), and “The Colbert Report” (2007, 2008). Note that this category combined talk and sketch series in the past but is now split for the 2017 ballot.
We have 17 contenders available now in our predictions center, and you can vote for your top three selections. Look over these titles and help us decide the six nominees for this year:
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Desus and Mero
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Late Show with James Corden
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher
Talking with Chris Hardwick
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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Nobody knows awards better than the experts, editors and users at Gold Derby, so we launched our own prizes for film in 2002 and for TV in 2004. Vote for your favorites in 30 categories for the Gold Derby TV Awards 2017 Nominations. You can rank your top three choices in all categories. Vote by clicking on a category, and then grab contenders one by one from the left column and add them to the right column by clicking on the green + symbol. Arrange in the order you choose to vote (#1 is your top choice). Grab each entry and move it up or down. You can vote now and edit your ballot as often as you like before voting ends at 11:59pm Eastern on July 23. (See the photos at the bottom of this post for an illustration of the voting process.)
1) Click “Make your predix here!” at the top of the Gold Derby page.
2) Click the green box next to “Gold Derby TV Awards 2017 Nominations.”
3) Select a category, add your favorite candidates from the left column to the right column, and save your top three choices.