Official Rules: Academy Awards Predict the Nominees Game


The Academy Awards Predict the Winners Game (the "Contest") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Contest is void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Employees of Gold Derby (the "Sponsor"), its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates and any other company involved in the execution of development of the Contest, and such employees’ immediate family and household members, are not eligible. In the event of a dispute regarding any entry, the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Facebook or Gold Derby account utilized to participate in the Contest. Winners may be required to present proof that the winner is the authorized account holder of the Facebook or Gold Derby account utilized to participate in the Contest.

How To Play
The entry period for the Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on June 1, 2012 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on January 14, 2013 (the "Entry Period"). To enter, go to the Emmy Awards page found under the Predictions menu on Gold Derby (the "Page") during the Entry Period. Normal time rates, if any, charged by Internet service provider will apply. You must be a registered user of Facebook or Gold Derby to use the Page. No purchase is necessary. Earn points in the Contest by predicting the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards (the "Award Races") as described below:

Awards Races: Predict the nominees in each of the award categories by dragging contenders from the left column to the right column (the "Predictions"). Drag the Predictions up and down the right column to adjust ranking. Rank Predictions with number 1 being your choice for the most likely winner in the pertinent award category, number 2 the next most likely, and so on. Use the "Points Bet" drop-down menu to wager points in each category. The standard bet for an award category is one hundred (100) points. Each entrant also is permitted to place one (1) Super Bet worth five hundred (500) points and two (2) Big Bets worth two hundred (200) points each. (For one (1) category, designate a Super Bet of five hundred (500) points. For two (2) categories, designate a Big Bet of two hundred (200) points.) Each correct nominee is worth the amount of Points Bet plus a payout based on the odds at the time the prediction is made. Correct Predictions shall be determined by Sponsor by reference to the final Emmy Award winner list posted on

Selection of Winner
The entrant who receives the greatest number of points will be the winner (the "Winner"). In the event that a tie results in more than one (1) Winner, the resulting tie shall be broken based on percentage of correct Predictions. 

Notification and Verification of Winner
The Winner will be notified on or about January 16, 2013 by Gold Derby or Facebook message (sent to the Gold Derby or Facebook account provided by the entrant) and is subject to verification. The Winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release. If the Potential Winner cannot be reached or does not respond within seven (7) days of initial notification attempt, or fails to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release (where permitted by law) within fourteen (14) days of delivery to the Winner of the same, if any attempted notification or prize delivery is returned as undeliverable, the Winner will be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.

One (1) Grand Prize of one hundred dollars ($100.00). No substitution of any prize or any component thereof is permitted, except in the discretion of Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize value, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. An IRS form 1099 will be issued to the winners if required by law. Prize consists only of those items expressly specified in those Official Rules as being part of the prize.

Grant of Rights
Entry constitutes a grant of permission to Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional partners, agents, and those they may designate from time to time (all of the foregoing, the "Sponsor Parties") to use the entrant’s name, likeness (including without limitation photographs and/or recordings of the entrant), voice and biographical information, for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion and any other purpose, in all media and formats whether now known or later developed, throughout the world in perpetuity, without any notice, permission or compensation (except where prohibited by law). 

Release and Assumption of Risk
By entering, each entrant, on behalf of the entrant and his or her heirs, executors, guardians, assigns, agents and representatives, releases the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional partners, agents, and those they may designate from time to time and any other company involved in the execution of development of the Contest and each of their successors, and the directors, officers, employees and assigns of each of the foregoing (all of the foregoing, the "Released Parties"), from and agrees not to assert any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings and demands arising out of or relating to the conduct of or the entrant’s participation in the Contest, the acceptance or use of the prize, or any exercise by any of the Released Parties of the rights granted herein, and all liabilities, losses, injuries and/or damages arising out of relating to the same.  The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claims, actions, suits, proceedings or demands based upon or alleging any invasion of privacy, violation of right of publicity or infringement of any intellectual property or other personal or proprietary rights, or any personal injury or death to an entrant or any other person or any damage to or loss of personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize and any activity or travel related thereto or participation in this Contest.  Entrants assume all liability for and risk of any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize.

General Rules
The Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries or e-mails, incorrect or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries or entry information, or any other human or technical errors of any kind relating to the submission, collection, storage or processing of entries or the administration of the Contest. The Released Parties are not responsible for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail. The Released Parties are not responsible for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this promotion.


Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Contest any individual who, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (i) has tampered with the entry process, or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices, or (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants or any representative of Sponsor, or (iii) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Contest should a virus, bugs, entrant fraud or misconduct, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted online and a winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. Entry times will be determined using Sponsor’s computer, which will be the official clock for the Contest.

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entries will not be verified or returned. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.  In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification.  Any legal proceedings arising out of this Contest or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of California, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules.
Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. 

Names of Winners
For the names of the winners, available after February 14, 2013, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Academy Awards Nominees Contest c/o Gold Derby, Inc. 6520 De Longpre Ave., Ste. 114, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Gold Derby, Inc.  The Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Information provided in connection with the Contest is being provided to Sponsor and not to Facebook.