The Emmy nominations were unveiled on July 16, but those were but a prelude to the kudos that really honor the best in television: the Gold Derby TV Awards, now in their 16th year. And you’ve still got time to vote, but not much. Voting for nominations closes on Sunday, July 21, after which the nominees will be announced during a live webcast on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 24. Register here if you haven’t already. Then visit our predictions center here to vote. For more detailed voting instructions, look here.
As of this writing more than 1,300 Gold Derby users have entered their picks, and those users are often every bit as knowledgeable and passionate about TV as the television academy pros who decide the Emmy nominees. But your votes aren’t set in stone yet. Even if you’ve already voted, you can keep editing and revising your ballot as many times as you like until July 21. Your first-place choice gets three points, second-place gets two points and third-place gets one point, and just moving candidates up or down on your ballot could make a difference since there are still categories where two or three points may make the difference between a nomination and a snub. I’m not going to spill the beans about which categories, of course — you’ll have to wait to find out.
There’s history up for grabs as “Game of Thrones” looks to set a new record for the most Best Drama Series victories in the history of our kudos. It has already won three times (2015, 2016, 2018), which ties it with “Lost,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.” Meanwhile, fellow HBO series “Veep” could tie the record for the most wins for Best Comedy Series. It previously won in 2016 and 2017, and one more victory would match the triple crown won by “The Office” (2006, 2007, 2009).
Both of those shows already did quite well at the Emmys — “Thrones” with a record 32 nominations and “Veep” with an admittedly much softer nine nominations — so if you think the Emmys got it wrong, you could cast your votes in support of shows the academy overlooked like “The Other Two,” “GLOW,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Homecoming,” “Outlander,” “The Good Fight” and “Maniac,” to name just a few. Over the years our awards voters have lavished attention on Emmy also-rans like “Gilmore Girls,” “Veronica Mars” and “The Leftovers,” so don’t give up hope when it comes to your personal favorites.
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before winners are announced on September 22. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.