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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Sep 23, 2019
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August 26, 2019 at 11:50 am #1203040717
Thatcher, Prime Minister of GD: I’ve had enough of your vulgar, childish, haughty posts that attack other Derbyites and aren’t even funny (that’s your worst crime – Why can’t you be truly amusing? You’re like a bad borscht belt comic who can only insult people).
I am suspending your forum access for the next week, then I will lift it. However, if I find you posting under another ID or if you go off the rails again when I permit you to return, I will ban you for good riddance. BEHAVE.August 9, 2019 at 8:19 pm #1203018001
Whenever you spot a post by a troll in our forums, please click the button for REPORT SPAM immediately. I get those notices pronto and I can zap their user account and all forum posts fast and simple. We need to work together to resolve this issue once and for all.
NEVER hit the “Quote” button and quote their stupid posts. You’re just giving them the attention they crave and that then means we need to comb through the forums and delete your quoted posts, too, because they include the troll’s BS. Just click REPORT SPAM and move along with your business. I’ll toss out our garbage a.s.a.p. Tx!August 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm #1203017716
Will you all please STOP quoting the posts by these trolls? Just click “Report Spam” and we’ll toss out the garbage. First off, you’re encouraging them with attention and, secondly, we must then go back and delete YOUR posts, too, because they include posts by the trolls. Just click REPORT SPAM and go on about your business, pls.
Riley and Luca can zap individual posts, but only I can zap the troll’s user account and all posts made by it. I can do that immediately after I get your spam notice — I get those alerts pronto. Let’s all work together and we can fix this fast and simple.July 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm #1202999113
Why can’t I crop my profile picture?
Please be patient with these kinds of fixes. Our tech team is extremely busy now working on the new Gold Derby app that will forever change your life. When first stage of development is done in about a month, I’m going to ask for volunteers among you veteran Derbyites to help us test it. We may not launch it for a few months, however. As soon as we finish the app, we’re overhauling the rest of our desktop and mobile sites to synch up with the app. Target date to launch the whole, new, amazing, dazzling Gold Derby is Nov. 1, but we might have it all done sooner. Stay tuned.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!