When the 2019 Gold Derby TV Awards nominations were announced on July 24, several stars took to Twitter to express their gratitude (see the full nominations list here). Scroll down to see a sampling of the tweets, including “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “When They See Us” director Ava DuVernay, and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” guest actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. Then make sure you visit our predictions center to vote for the winners right now. Make your picks before September 13, then look out for the winners announcement on September 17.
These nominations were voted on by about 1,500 registered Gold Derby users, each of whom ranked their top three favorites in each category. Their top choice received three points, their second choice received two points and their third choice received one point, with the highest point-getters becoming the nominees. When picking the winners, however, there’s no preferential voting. Instead, you simply pick your one favorite in each category, and whoever gets the most votes wins.
SEE Gold Derby TV Awards 2019 nominations: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Veep’ lead, while ‘Pose’ is the top new show of the year
“Game of Thrones” lead the way in nominations with 13. Amongst the Best Drama Series contenders, “Pose” came in second with seven bids, more than any other first year show. Rounding out the category are “Better Call Saul” (five nominations), “Killing Eve” (five nominations), “This is Us” (five nominations), “Bodyguard” (three nominations) and “Homecoming” (three nominations).
On the comedy side, “Veep” dominated with eight nominations, including Dreyfus in Best Comedy Actress. “Fleabag,” “The Good Place” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” are close behind with seven bids apiece. Joining the field in Best Comedy Series are “Barry” (five nominations), “Schitt’s Creek” (three nominations) and “Russian Doll” (two nominations).
In Best Limited Series, “Chernobyl,” “Sharp Objects” and “When They See Us” tied with five nominations each. They’re up against “Fosse/Verdon” (three nominations) and “The Haunting of Hill House” (two nominations).
The Gold Derby Awards also honor the overall best performers and breakthrough performers of the year, recognizing their entire bodies of television work from the TV season and not for any one particular program. The Performer of the Year nominees are Amy Adams, Patricia Arquette, Bill Hader, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Billy Porter and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. For Breakthrough Performer of the Year, we have Asa Butterfield, Hannah Gadsby, Jharrel Jerome, Joey King, MJ Rodriguez and Eliza Scanlen.
Take a look at some of the celebrities who tweeted out their gratitude to Gold Derby for their nominations:
This is simply wonderful. Thanks so much @GoldDerby https://t.co/6jXl4Sjy3f
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) July 24, 2019
Thank you, @GoldDerby.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 24, 2019
What?! I got nominated for being in my favorite show?! https://t.co/SAOwk9Kwmx pic.twitter.com/iB31SyjorV
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 24, 2019
Thank you @GoldDerby!! When I saw this yesterday, I almost fainted! https://t.co/t8HfthUFht
— Mj Rodriguez (@MjRodriguez7) July 25, 2019
Thanks for the ❤️. #MrsMaisel https://t.co/U1QATw9NOu
— Alex Borstein (@AlexBorstein) July 25, 2019
Thank you @GoldDerby for my nomination today! I really appreciate the love.
— Dylan McDermott (@DylanMcDermott) July 25, 2019
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) July 24, 2019
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