Gold Derby Film Awards 2019: Vote now for the nominees!

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. So while we continue to debate who the motion picture academy will pick for Oscars, you can decide the prizes that really count. Vote right now for your favorites in 22 categories for the Gold Derby Film Awards Nominations 2019.

To vote, visit our predictions center here. Then scroll down to “Gold Derby Film Awards Nominations 2019” and click the green box to the right that says “VOTE” to enter your picks in as many or as few categories as you like.

You can rank your top three choices in almost every category except for Best Picture, for which you can vote for five choices. Vote by clicking on a category at the top of the predictions page. Below: Grab contenders one by one from the left column and add them to the right column by clicking on the green + symbol. Arrange in order of preference (#1 is your top choice). Grab each entry and move it up or down to make changes. You have until the end of night on Sunday, January 27 to make or change your final selections. (Illustrated instructions are at the bottom of this post.)

Haven’t seen all the contenders yet? Don’t worry, you can keep editing your ballot as often as you like until January 27. Your choices will not be final until voting closes.

From 2002-2010 voting for the Gold Derby Awards was conducted via secret ballot in our message boards. Since 2011 voting has taken place in our quick and easy predictions center, and while Gold Derby agreed with the Oscars from 2011-2013, our users have gone their own way ever since. In 2014 the Oscars picked “Birdman,” but we picked “Boyhood.” In 2015 the Oscars picked “Spotlight,” but we went with “Mad Max: Fury Road.” In 2016 the Oscars shocked us by awarding “Moonlight” while we (and most other awards groups) chose “La La Land.” And for 2017 the Oscars awarded “The Shape of Water,” and we gave top honors to “Call Me by Your Name.”

Overall, the Gold Derby Awards and Oscars have agreed 8 out of 16 times (50%). Check out the complete list of Gold Derby winners for Best Picture below, including our special Decade Award for the best film from 2000-2009.

2002: “Chicago”
2003: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2004: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
2005: “Brokeback Mountain”
2006: “The Departed”
2007: “No Country for Old Men”
2008: “WALL-E”
2009: “The Hurt Locker”
Decade (2000-2009): “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
2010: “The Social Network”
2011: “The Artist”
2012: “Argo”
2013: “12 Years a Slave”
2014: “Boyhood”
2015: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
2016: “La La Land”
2017: “Call Me by Your Name”

Make your voice heard right now by voting for the best films and performances of 2018. And join in the fierce debate over these awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our forums.

1) Click “Make Your Predictions!” at the top of the Gold Derby page.

gold derby awards voting instructions

2) Click the green box next to “Gold Derby Films Awards Nominations 2019.”

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.

gold derby awards voting instructions

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