Gold Derby TV Awards: Which cast deserves to be the Best Ensemble of the Year?

The Screen Actors Guild isn’t the only group that decides the top ensemble of the year. In fact, at our Gold Derby TV Awards it’s even more difficult because comedies, dramas, movies, limited series, and even variety series compete against each other to be declared the Best Ensemble of the Year. You can now vote for nominees for 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, “The People v. O.J. Simpson” (led by Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson) was the top champion in this category. Their cast defeated nominees “Fargo” (Kristen Dunst, Patrick Wilson), “Game of Thrones” (Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey), “The Leftovers” (Carrie Coon, Justin Theroux), “Orange is the New Black” (Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba), and “Veep” (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale).

That FX limited series joined these past category winners in the history of the Gold Derby TV Awards: “Game of Thrones” (2015), “Orange is the New Black” (2014), “Game of Thrones” (2013), “Community” (2012), “Modern Family” (2010), “Friday Night Lights” (2009), “Lost” (2008), “The Office” (2007) (no ensemble awards were given in 2004, 2005, 2011).

We have 30 ensembles available now in our predictions center, and you can vote for your top three selections. Look over these names and help us decide the six nominees for this year:

American Crime
American Gods
American Horror Story: Roanoke
Better Call Saul
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Good Fight
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Leftovers
Modern Family
Mr. Robot
The Night Of
Orange is the New Black
Saturday Night Live
Series of Unfortunate Events
Silicon Valley
Stranger Things
13 Reasons Why
This Is Us
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
When We Rise

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.)

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1) Click “Make your predix here!” at the top of the Gold Derby page.

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2) Click the green box next to “Gold Derby TV Awards 2017 Nominations.”

gold derby awards voting instructions

3) Select a category, add your favorite candidates from the left column to the right column, and save your top three choices.

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