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Monday, January 14, 2019

Faye Dunaway movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ ‘Network,’ ‘Chinatown’ by Chris Beachum

Faye Dunaway will celebrate her 78th birthday on January 14, 2019. The actress has had a dynamic 57-year career on Broadway, television and of course in film. She shows no signs of slowing d…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘Mary Poppins Returns’): ‘This was film school for me’ [Complete Interview Transcript] by Chris Beachum

Lin-Manuel Miranda just earned his second Golden Globe nomination for playing Jack the lamplighter in “Mary Poppins Returns.” Already an Oscar nominee for writing the song “…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

J.K. Simmons movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Juno,’ ‘Spider-Man’ by Chris Beachum

Happy 64th birthday to Jonathan Kimble Simmons, aka J.K. Simmons! The Academy Award-winning actor first came to fame as a song-and-dance man on Broadway, then segued to a celebrated career i…

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Kennedy Center Honors spoilers: Tonight’s full list of performers honoring Cher, Reba McEntire, Hamilton, Wayne Shorter, Philip Glass by Chris Beachum

CBS celebrates the exciting, lengthy careers of four performers tonight on the Kennedy Center Honors. And for the first time ever, an influential and popular Broadway show is also among the …

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sam Elliott (‘A Star Is Born’): Bradley Cooper stealing my voice ‘increased my chances for being in the film’ [Complete Interview Transcript] by Chris Beachum

Sam Elliott is well on his way to possibly earning his first Oscar nomination after a long and storied career, thanks to “A Star Is Born.” Already nominated at the Critics’…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

All 15 Best Original Song Oscar contenders: Complete list of songwriters includes Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Troye Sivan, Kendrick Lamar and ?? by Chris Beachum

Academy Awards officials released a short list of contenders for Best Original Song on Monday. It was the first time ever that the composers branch has whittled a massive number of entries d…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SAG Awards film nominations slugfest: The best news ‘A Star is Born’ could have ever hoped for? [VIDEO AND AUDIO PODCAST] by Chris Beachum

“You almost always need at least a nomination for ensemble to win the Oscar. The only exceptions were ‘Braveheart’ in 1995 and of course just last year ‘The Shape of …

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Golden Globes film predictions slugfest 2019: Will ‘A Star is Born’ sweep drama races while comedies clash? [WATCH] by Chris Beachum

“I just think they want to be taken seriously for the Oscars and other awards. So to be declared a drama is maybe a step up in some ways,” explains Gold Derby editor Susan Wloszc…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Mark Ronson (‘A Star is Born’ songwriter) on how Lady Gaga and ‘Shallow’ took him by surprise [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Chris Beachum

When Mark Ronson saw an early cut of “A Star Is Born” at Bradley Cooper‘s house he admits that he was surprised by how “Shallow,” an original song he composed w…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Kennedy Center Honors 2018: Sunday’s complete list of performers celebrating Cher, Reba McEntire, ‘Hamilton,’ Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter by Chris Beachum

Four more artists were added to the four-decade tradition of Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. The 41st annual program, which will air December 26 on CBS, also celebrated …

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘Mary Poppins Returns’): Watching Rob Marshall direct ‘was film school for me’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Chris Beachum

Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s involvement with “Mary Poppins Returns” started over drinks between shows while he was starring in “Hamilton” on Broadway. Director Rob Mar…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sam Elliott (‘A Star is Born’) on how he reacted when Bradley Cooper stole his voice [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Chris Beachum

Audiences with good hearing have remarked on how similar Bradley Cooper sounds to his co-star Sam Elliott in “A Star is Born,” and according to Elliott, that was by design. When …

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Oscars predictions slugfest: Best Picture race is a toss-up between ‘A Star is Born,’ ‘Green Book’ and … ‘Black Panther’? [WATCH] by Chris Beachum

“This is one of those interesting years where there’s not an obvious front-runner right now,” says Daniel Montgomery about this year’s Oscar race for Best Picture. &…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Oscar categories: Lin-Manuel Miranda goes for the EGOT as a leading actor by Chris Beachum

Lin-Manuel Miranda is just an Oscar away from EGOT, and we now know his category placement at upcoming awards for “Mary Poppins Returns.” Disney Studios has announced on its FYC …

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Will Lady Gaga follow singers Frank Sinatra, Cher, Bing Crosby to Oscar gold? by Chris Beachum

Lady Gaga has leaped into the lead in our combined Gold Derby odds for Best Actress at the Oscars. Her first on-screen feature film role in “A Star Is Born” has 19/5 top odds ove…

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Kevin Kline movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘A Fish Called Wanda,’ ‘Sophie’s Choice’ by Chris Beachum

Kevin Kline first rose to fame on the New York stage where he has continued to appear with 16 Broadway roles. He impressed critics and won the 1978 Tony Award for the musical “On the Twent…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cecil B. DeMille poll results: Cher defeats Sigourney Weaver, Jessica Lange for Golden Globes honorary award by Chris Beachum

With over 1,600 people voting in our latest poll, Cher is your top choice to receive the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille life achievement award. The award will be given out at the Golden Globes on Jan…

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Bradley Cooper movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘American Sniper’ by Chris Beachum

It’s the weekend which many film fans have circled on their calendars with the premiere of Bradley Cooper‘s directorial debut, the fourth edition of “A Star Is Born.”…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Denzel Washington selected for American Film Institute life achievement award by Chris Beachum

The American Film Institute announced on Friday that Denzel Washington will be receiving their 2019 life achievement award. The 47th annual AFI ceremony will be held on June 6 in Hollywood. …

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Julie Andrews movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ by Chris Beachum

Julie Andrews started singing at a very young age. So young in fact, that at age 13, she became the youngest performer ever to give a Royal Command Performance for then British monarch King …

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

George Michael clobbers Cher and The Monkees as top choice for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [Poll Results] by Chris Beachum

The late George Michael is your top choice for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The former Wham! star and solo singer received 48% in our recent poll about which snubbed artist…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Emmys 2018: Ceremony seat cards secretly show where Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and all nominees will be on Monday night by Chris Beachum

Emmy nominee Jessica Biel and her Emmy-winning husband Justin Timberlake will be front and center for Monday’s Emmy Awards. Tina Fey will be enjoying her evening right next to the powe…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Emmy winners RuPaul Charles, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson added to presenters roster for Monday’s ceremony by Chris Beachum

Emmy winners RuPaul Charles, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson have been added to the presenters roster for Monday’s ceremony on NBC. Executive producer Lorne Michaels (“Saturday Nig…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

EGOT club welcomes 3 more: John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) win at Creative Arts Emmys by Chris Beachum

Three more people just joined the exclusive EGOT club. John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, producers of NBC’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” won for B…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cher overwhelmingly voted top female choice for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next [Poll Results] by Chris Beachum

Musical star and actress Cher is having an incredible year! She co-starred in the hit summer film “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” She has her life story on Broadway in November (a…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) Emmy episode revealed for Best Drama Actress (Exclusive) by Chris Beachum

Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Elisabeth Moss is entering “The Handmaid’s Tale” episode “The Last Ceremony” as her Emmy submission for Best Drama Actres…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tatiana Maslany (‘Orphan Black’) Emmy episode revealed for Best Drama Actress (Exclusive) by Chris Beachum

Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Tatiana Maslany is entering the “Orphan Black” episode “To Right the Wrongs of Many” as her Emmy submission for Best Drama Actr…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Tony Awards 2018: Susan Haskins (Theater Talk) tops all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Expert Susan Haskins (Theater Talk) for a terrific score of 76.92% when predicting the 2018 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. She got 20 of 26 categories correct and is …

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Tony Awards 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Andrew Carden for an outstanding score of 88.46% when predicting the 2018 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He is just ahead of five others — MrJNLong, daveuph…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tony Awards 2018 Nominations: Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) tops all Experts predicting nominees by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil for a tremendous score of 89.87% when predicting the 2018 Tony Awards nominations on Tuesday. Not only did he defeat a field of 12 Expe…

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Tony Awards 2018 Nominations: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User 845sas for an outstanding score of 89.87% when predicting the 2018 Tony Awards nominations on Tuesday. He is actually tied with four others — Gold Derby fou…

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