Tom O'Neil is Gold Derby's Editor, President and Founder. He's the author of "Movie Awards," "The Emmys" and "The Grammys" (Penguin Books) and has written for the Los Angeles Times (on staff from 2005 to 2011), Variety, New York Times, TV Guide and other top media. In 2000, he launched Gold Derby after recruiting a team of other Experts to predict the matchup between "Gladiator" and "Traffic" at the Oscars and Golden Globes, then added predictions for Grammys, Tony Awards and more. In 2011, Gold Derby was relaunched so Users could make their own predictions – for both awards and reality TV shows, too -- and it was acquired by Penske Media Corp. in 2015.
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Jun 24, 2019
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June 20, 2019 at 1:07 pm #1202945873
OMG, I can’t believe I didn’t have Chernobyl listed! Fixed, plus I made a few other tweaks.
Thanks for all of your input. Even though Y’ALL ARE SOOO MEAN! 😉June 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm #1202929774
yes, pls click the spam button if he slithers back under our backyard fenceJune 9, 2019 at 1:44 pm #1202929689
Yes, I tossed the garbage out.May 20, 2019 at 12:26 am #1202900672
UPDATE: We’re not only launching a new app soon, but the whole Gold Derby website is being retooled, redesigned and relaunched in a few months so that everything synchs up perfectly with the new app.
I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE IT … VERY, VERY MUCH! I do!
It’s perfect and soooo exciting. We’re working hard behind the scenes to get this right! Stay tuned, as we say in showbiz!April 20, 2019 at 2:37 pm #1202860198
NATAS is setting up a password-protected portal for journalists to view the Emmys, and we’ll have access to that early this week and we will keep you posted on what we see there. Meantime, NATAS says they can’t post the eppys on line for everyone to see because they don’t have permissions to post all the reels, so they don’t want to post just a few. Here is the official response on the matter:
Unfortunately, while we understand the fan excitement this experiment generated the last few years, we will not be releasing raw submission materials to the public. After the events you cite from last year, we took a close look at how to maintain fairness in all parts of our process. We determined that making some entrants’ raw submissions available for additional scrutiny by other competitors (as a public release would), while not doing so for all entrants, creates an unfair imbalance.
In these final weeks preparing for the show, we simply do not have the production resources — nor, in many cases, the rights holders’ permission — to prepare and distribute these raw material for every category. As such, we are adopting the approach that nearly every other awards competition in our space employs.
Feel free to tell actors with concerns to reach out to me publicly, and to note that there is nothing in our rules that prevent shows or actors from sharing themselves the materials they prepared and submitted for the judges’ consideration.
President & CEO
The National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesApril 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm #1202852648
Graff988 — This is your last warning. If you create more accounts, I will have you completely banned from this site.
M: The Original — If we catch you again blasting our users as “Cunt” and “Cocksucker,” you will also be banned. Knock it off!March 21, 2019 at 8:30 am #1202824365
Yes, the right movie won.March 20, 2019 at 7:13 am #1202822958
We’re paying attention to your suggestions and making fixes — thanx so much and pls keep the input coming! Our tech team is busy working on the app/ mobile upgrade, but they can take time here and there to fix pressing issues that you guys raise. The app/ mobile upgrade is a massive task that will take about 4 to 6 months — we’re not sure. It’s a bit overwhelming, but we’re on the case! YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!February 17, 2019 at 2:38 pm #1202779493
We’re investigating! Thanks!February 17, 2019 at 12:10 pm #1202779316
GREAT feedback, y’all! Txxxxxx. We’re certainly going to take most of your recommendations. (Except the “Dislike” button, of course — yes, that was hellzapoppin back when we tried that the last time.) Our engineers Vikas & DJ are tackling these improvements right now.
Yes, I’m starting to toss out our stinking trash — banning some of our most awful users. Who else should I boot out next? What Username is Gucci using these days?
JaredM — I flagged your last user account as spam. That’s why you have trouble logging in. I didn’t go as far as to ban you totally, but will do so pronto if again I catch you flaming other Derbyites with the “c” and “f” and other inappropriate words.
In reference to a Gold Derby App. Yes, it’s in the works. AND IT’S UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING. You’ll all dance a derby jig when you get your grimy thumbs on it. A few more months away. Worth the wait!February 2, 2019 at 12:49 pm #1202759175
What wonderful insights and reminders you give us here. Thanks so much. I didn’t know that there’s no longer a popular vote at any stage of BAFTA TV voting. Fascinating!January 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm #1202742310
The Razzies have asked us to participate officially in voting this year. Winner of the Redeemer Award will be held in our own prediction center. There will be a separate voting event just for that one category and Derbyites will determine the result. Ain’t that GRAND?????December 17, 2018 at 7:47 am #1202703446
Just look at the HUNDREDS of celebrities who do in-depth video chats with Gold Derby every year. Obviously, they’re not only comfortable and familiar with GD, but they enjoy sitting down and dishing with us in chummy way.
Right now we’re compiling a clip reel of some of the great moments from our videos when the stars talk about Gold Derby. I’ll share it with you when it’s done — it’s a lot of fun. We’re producing this for a big industry event GD will be part of in mid-January. It will be done by then.