Gold Derby TV Awards 2019: Vote for the nominations now in 30 categories!

The Primetime Emmy nominations voting started on June 10, but television academy members aren’t the only ones who get to have their say. Now you can vote for nominees for the 16th Annual Gold Derby TV Awards, honoring the best television that aired between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019. And Gold Derby observes the same hanging-episodes rule as the Emmys, so the final June episodes of shows like “Gentleman Jack” and “Chernobyl” are also eligible for consideration.

Nobody knows television better than Gold Derby’s experts, editors and thousands of users, who possibly watch more TV than a lot of Emmy voters, so we launched our own prizes for film in 2002 and for TV in 2004. You can pick your favorites in 30 categories for the Gold Derby TV Awards 2019 Nominations by visiting our predictions center here. We’ve already given out one award thus far: Bob Newhart accepted our Career Achievement Award on June 5 during Gold Derby’s Emmy Season Kickoff Party.

Vote by clicking on a category at the top of the predictions page. Below that, 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 to 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 Sunday, July 21. Nominations will be revealed on Wednesday, July 24. (See the photos at the bottom of this post for an illustration of the voting process.)

Last year “Game of Thrones” won Best Drama Series for the third time, tying Gold Derby’s record for the most victories in that category. “Lost,” “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” also share that distinction with three victories apiece. The HBO epic fantasy series ended its eight-season run in May, so this is its last chance to prevail, which would stand it alone as the biggest Drama Series champ in Gold Derby history.

Veep” also has a chance to make history. It won Best Comedy Series in 2016 and 2017, and a third victory this year — also for its final season — would tie “The Office” as Gold Derby’s all-time biggest winner among laffers. The political satire took an extended hiatus before its final season this spring, so it wasn’t eligible at last year’s awards. “Atlanta” ended up taking Best Comedy Series, but as luck would have it now “Atlanta” has been off the air for an extended period, opening the door for “Veep” to reclaim its title, or for another comedy to swoop in for the victory.

And there are plenty of potential challengers to “Veep’s” title. Though “Atlanta” is out, all six other nominated comedies from 2018 are eligible to return: “Barry,” “GLOW,” “The Good Place,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Will and Grace.” Also, there are new shows waiting in the wings like “The Kominsky Method,” “Russian Doll,” “Dead to Me,” “Ramy,” “Kidding,” “Shrill,” “Black Monday,” “The Other Two” and more.

The Best Drama Series race appears to be more open. Other than “Game of Thrones,” the only returning nominees from last year are “Killing Eve” and “This is Us.” That could be good news for returning shows like “Better Call Saul,” “Ozark” and “The Good Fight” as well as a glut of freshman series like “Succession,” “Pose,” “Bodyguard,” “Homecoming,” “Yellowstone,” “Sorry for Your Loss” and many, many, many more.

Every category could be highly unpredictable in this era of peak TV. Anything could happen with enough of a groundswell of popular support from our user base. You can join that user base and cast your vote by signing up here if you haven’t already. Check out the complete list of past Gold Derby Award winners for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series below, and vote now for this year’s best.


2004: “Arrested Development”
2005: “Arrested Development”
2006: “The Office”
2007: “The Office”
2008: “30 Rock”
2009: “The Office”
2010: “Modern Family”
2011: “Modern Family”
2012: “Community”
2013: “Parks and Recreation”
2014: “Orange is the New Black”
2015: “Parks and Recreation”
2016: “Veep”
2017: “Veep”
2018: “Atlanta”


2004: “The Sopranos”
2005: “Lost”
2006: “24”
2007: “Lost”
2008: “Lost”
2009: “Mad Men”
2010: “Mad Men”
2011: “Mad Men”
2012: “Breaking Bad”
2013: “Breaking Bad”
2014: “Breaking Bad”
2015: “Game of Thrones”
2016: “Game of Thrones”
2017: “Stranger Things”
2018: “Game of Thrones”

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 2019 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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