Time’s running out to vote for the 2019 Gold Derby TV Awards. The deadline for entering your ballot is this Friday, September 13. That’s right, Friday the 13th will prove to be bad luck for some of our nominees, but good luck for others. Visit our predictions center here to cast your votes. If you’ve already submitted your ballot but would like to update it now that you’ve caught up on more of last season’s best TV, you can do that as well. No one’s choices will be final until the end of voting.
To refresh your memory, check out the complete list of nominees here. “Game of Thrones” leads the way with 13 nominations including Best Drama Series. “Veep” is the top comedy contender with eight bids. And close behind with seven apiece are “Fleabag,” “The Good Place,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Pose,” the last of which is the most nominated freshman show of the season.
If “Thrones” wins Best Drama, that would be its fourth victory, setting a new record for the category. It’s currently locked in a tie with “Lost,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” all of which have won the top prize three times. “Veep” could also make history if it wins its third Best Comedy prize: that would tie “The Office” for the all-time record among laffers.
More than 1,200 Gold Derby users have cast their votes already, but lest you think your ballot will be just a drop in the bucket, there are categories every year where the difference between winning and losing comes down to a handful of votes, and this year is no exception. As of this writing the closest race at these awards has a margin of three votes, and that’s not the only category where 10 or fewer ballots could tip the scales.
Of course, I’m not going to tell you which categories those are now. We’ll reveal which contests were closest and which ones were complete blowouts when we announce the winners next week on Wednesday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. ET; 10:00 a.m. PT. So cast your votes now. Unlike during the nominations round, you won’t be ranking the nominees in order of preference. This is a plurality vote where you just pick one contender as your favorite, and whoever gets the most votes wins. Who are you rallying behind?