October 20, 2016 at 1:58 am #1201937150
What is the all-time best TV prediction you’ve ever made at Gold Derby?
Did you call a long-shot that no one else did?
Were you the first to foresee a jaw-dropping upset?
Or did you predict a shockeroo of a snub that came out of left field?October 20, 2016 at 2:25 am #1201937172
As far as Emmy nods are concerned, I was really happy about predicting both Kate McKinnon and Gaby Hoffman get nominated for the first times in 2014 and 2015 respectively. I remember they both had 100/1 odds back then.
For wins, I was ecstatic to predict Louie Anderson and RuPaul this year.October 20, 2016 at 6:33 am #1201937243
I almost predicted Maslany but I moved her to second last minute. Its so frustrating.October 20, 2016 at 8:02 am #1201937313
Pretty happy this year that I picked McKinnon and Rupaul.
I remember a few years back I also bet on Cannavele for some reason even though I had never seen Boardwalk Empire before. Sometimes you just have a hunch!October 20, 2016 at 8:29 am #1201937340
In the nominations for this years Emmys I had Constance Zimmer in.October 20, 2016 at 8:30 am #1201937341
Also for TCA I had Sarah Paulson winning Individual Achievement in Drama.October 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm #1201937524
I’m glad I predicted the episode “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” from The People V. O.J. Simpson would win Best Writing For A Limited Series Or Movie.October 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm #1201937630
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"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."October 21, 2016 at 12:05 am #1201937634
– Fargo “Buridan’s Ass” winning Directing over critics champ The Crocodile’s Dilemma. Cannot believe how low it was in odds. We were only a handful that saw that win coming.
– Niece Nash’s first Emmy nom. Predicted it everywhere except on Gold Derby, since she wasn’t in the Prediction centre.
– The Amazing Race taking down The Voice in 2014. Even though everyone and their momma had The Voice winning.
– Ricky Gervais losing the Emmy to Jim Parsons.
– Patrick Stewart’s SAG nom for Macbeth.October 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm #1201937980
When people were saying Gandolfini was an obvious win I was watch Angel of Death Spader will win.October 21, 2016 at 10:10 pm #1201938001
These really stand out:
Getting all 3 Lead Drama categories right at the Globes one year, The Affair for Best Drama Series, Ruth Wilson in The Affair for Drama Actress, AND Kevin Spacey (NOT Clive Owen or Dominic Wilson!) in House of Cards for Drama Actor. I came in 9th place out of over 1000 users predicting the Globe TV winners that year, which was incredible to say the least. There were so many ways I could have gotten those wrong with Viola or House of Cards in Series, yet I chose to stick to my guns on these ones, and I’ll always be extremely proud of that. 😀
Even though it wasn’t TV, it felt so amazing calling The Big Short at the PGAs when Goldderby odds had it in 4th place. One of my all-time favorite upsets I can forever brag to having called, especially since it is also one of my all-time favorite movies!
Goldderby odds also had Hank Azaria in Ray Donovan in 4th. Maybe I was naive in assuming his killer tape submission would help, but even if they didn’t watch his tape, I thought a TV veteran like him would also make for an easy name-check. Seriously, why did everyone have him ranked so low?! “Tuesdays with Morrie”, “The Simpsons”, the Emmys freaking LOVE this guy!
I also knew freaking SAG Ensemble nominee Key and Peele would win for its well received final season over what was universally considered Inside Amy Schumer’s worst season.
I also predicted the exact 4 Fargo actors and the exact 3 American Crime actors and no one else from those huge Ensembles (not even Patrick Wilson!), with the former having had a HUGE sophomore slump IMO and the latter being poorly-made soap opera trash with the false appearance of cultural significance.
Maggie Smith was in such a tough category this year, but she and Downton are so beloved, and it was the final season, it just wound up making the most sense to me that she would win. But I only changed to Dame Maggie on the day of the Emmys, for the longest freaking time I thought Lena Headey would win for sure, as part of the Game of Thrones sweep! Talk about a last-minute change I do NOT end up regretting!
Finally, even though I had Margo Martindale in 2nd place for her 65 word, 96 second cameo on The Americans… I still had her in freaking 2nd! For THAT!!! 😉October 22, 2016 at 11:51 am #1201938112
Tatiana Maslany getting a nom in 2014, even though everyone gave up all hope of her getting in
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.
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