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Monday, February 12, 2018

Allison Janney movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘The Help’ by Chris Beachum

Allison Janney had a rocky road to success as an actress and probably had many doubts that she would ever achieve the level of success she has. That’s all behind her now with her seven…

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul win 1st Grammy Award for ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ on the way to a possible early EGOT by Chris Beachum

Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are on their way to being the youngest EGOT winners ever. They triumphed at the Grammy Awards for the first time on Sunday for Best Musical Theater Alb…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Golden Globes: 74-year history of all Comedy/Musical Film winners includes ‘La La Land,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Artist, ‘Chicago’ by Chris Beachum

The films “Chicago” and “The Artist” took their Golden Globe comedy/musical wins all the way to Oscar gold as Best Picture champs during this century. Other recent wi…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ryan Gosling Movies: Top 10 Greatest Films from ‘The Notebook’ to ‘Drive’ to ‘The Big Short’ to ‘La La Land’ by Chris Beachum

With the 2017 release of the blockbuster film “Blade Runner 2049” on October 6, actor Ryan Gosling is continuing his stellar career that began in the early days of the 21st centu…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Emma Stone Films: 10 Greatest Movies from ‘Easy A’ to ‘Birdman’ to ‘La La Land’ to ‘Battle of the Sexes’ by Chris Beachum

With “Battle of the Sexes” opening in 2017, Emma Stone is once again squarely in the Best Actress Oscar race after having won for “La La Land.” Directed by Valerie…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kevin Spacey (‘House of Cards’) demands a formal declaration of war on terrorists [Exclusive Emmy Episode] by Chris Beachum

Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Kevin Spacey is entering the “House of Cards” episode “Chapter 53” as his Emmy submission for Best Drama Actor. This installmen…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kevin Spacey films: 12 greatest movie roles from ‘The Usual Suspects’ to ‘American Beauty’ to ‘Baby Driver’ by Chris Beachum

Tony Award recipient and two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey has returned to the U.S. after a theatre sabbatical in London to find himself starring in one of the biggest film hits of his care…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tony Awards 2017 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Zach Russo for an outstanding top score of 87.50% when predicting the 2017 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He is just ahead of 20 other people scoring 83.33%. Russ…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Tony Awards nominations: Brian Lipton (Cititour) tops all Experts predicting nominees by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Expert Brian Lipton (Cititour) for an excellent top score of 85.69% when predicting the 2017 Tony Awards nominees on Tuesday. He is the best among 13 Experts, journali…

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2017 Tony Awards nominations: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User David Buchanan for an outstanding top score of 89.80% when predicting the 2017 Tony Awards nominees on Tuesday. He is just ahead of 24 Emmy with 88.63% and then M…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

‘La La Land’ will tie all-time Oscar wins record of 11 according to 23 Experts by Chris Beachum

The nominated team from “La La Land” is about to tie an impressive Oscar record at the Academy Awards ceremony on February 26. The combined odds of our 23 Experts, journalists wh…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

[WATCH] Oscars predictions slugfest: Adnan Virk (ESPN) expects lots of love for ‘La La Land’ but shocked at ‘Silence’ snubs by Chris Beachum

“It has all the elements of a Best Picture winner. It’s nostalgic yet contemporary. It features charming actors who are well-liked by the academy and give great performances, a c…

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Golden Globes 2017: Our Saturday report on the all-star Hollywood parties, from BAFTA to ‘La La Land’ to Paramount by Chris Beachum

Hollywood was hopping on Saturday, January 7, with parties all over Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and more to celebrate Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. Gold Derby editors Tom O’Nei…

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

[WATCH] Golden Globes 2017: 22 interviews with nominees from ‘La La Land,’ ‘Lion,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Moonlight’ and more by Chris Beachum

Over the past few weeks, Gold Derby has exclusively interviewed quite a few of this year’s film contenders. 22 of these actors, actresses, directors, and composers are now 2017 Golden …

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Golden Globes 2017: ‘La La Land’ is overwhelming 1-to-10 favorite to win Best Comedy/Musical Film by Chris Beachum

With 1-to-10 odds from our 15 movie Experts, “La La Land” is the overwhelming favorite to win Best Film Comedy/Musical at Sunday’s Golden Globes. Directed and written by Da…

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

[PHOTOS] Oscars 2017: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Moonlight’ lead Best Picture gallery of top 15 contenders by Chris Beachum

The battle to win Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars is a showdown between “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “Moonlight.” All three films have conti…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

[WATCH] Emma Stone (‘La La Land’) dishes her musical where she feels like ‘a dreamer’ who is ‘almost deluded’ by Chris Beachum

“I was so excited by the fact it was an original musical because nobody had done it before,” proclaims Emma Stone about her new film “La La Land” opening this month n…

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Monday, December 19, 2016

[WATCH] Ryan Gosling (‘La La Land’): ‘I thought the ship had sailed… to make an old-fashioned musical’ by Chris Beachum

“I thought the ship had sailed. I wouldn’t get a chance to make an old-fashioned musical, but when the opportunity came up, it was too much of an opportunity to pass up,” a…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

[WATCH] Damien Chazelle (‘La La Land’ director/writer): ‘It always felt somewhat unlikely and even impossible at times’ by Chris Beachum

“It always felt somewhat unlikely and even impossible at times. I just had a hope that the thing I loved about the older musicals could still apply to today, reveals Damien Chazelle, …

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

[LISTEN] Alex Rudzinski (‘Hairspray Live’) dishes directing ‘on a scale no other live musical has done before’ by Chris Beachum

“We’re jumping in between interior spaces and exteriors on a scale that no other live musical has done before,” declares Alex Rudzinski, director of “Hairspray Live&#…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

[LISTEN] Neil Meron (‘Hairspray Live’ producer): The ‘iconic’ musical features a ‘completely fearless’ cast and crew by Chris Beachum

“We’re very lucky that ‘Hairspray’ is such an iconic piece of material,” says producer Neil Meron about the musical event “Hairspray Live” airing D…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

[LISTEN] Kenny Leon (‘Hairspray Live’ director): ‘Our country really needs’ this musical ‘about the inclusion of everybody’ by Chris Beachum

“Every year we learn how to do it better and better. I think the bar is really high now in terms of audience participation, in terms of camera movement, in terms of the tone of the sto…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

[WATCH] President Obama awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Bruce Springsteen and 18 more by Chris Beachum

Watch the full one-hour White House ceremony as President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday. The 2016 event was a star-studded affair with the selection of 2…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

[WATCH] Lin-Manuel Miranda (‘Moana’) dishes Disney influences, ‘Hamilton’ and going for the EGOT by Chris Beachum

“That’s the hall pass that gets me in the room,” exclaims composer Lin-Manuel Miranda about his ability to craft songs for Broadway, film, and television. During our recen…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Presidential Medal of Freedom: Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen to be honored at White House by Chris Beachum

For one final time, President Barack Obama will present Presidential Medal of Freedom honors at the White House on Tuesday. The 2016 event will be a star-studded affair with the selection of…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

[PHOTOS] Oscars 2017: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’ lead Best Picture gallery of top 15 contenders by Chris Beachum

The 2017 Oscar race for Best Picture is shaping up to be a battle between a sweeping musical (“La La Land”), intimate dramas (“Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonlig…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Golden Globes 2017: Predictions center now open for drama and comedy/musical films by Chris Beachum

Our Golden Globes film predictions center is now open for your earliest nominee picks ever! Make your picks now across 10 categories in both the drama and comedy/musical fields. While the Gl…

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Monday, August 15, 2016

[WATCH] James Corden dishes double Emmy nominations for ‘Late Late Show’ and ‘Carpool Karaoke’ by Chris Beachum

“I sort of feel strange thinking about it in those ways really, but it’s difficult not to,” admitted James Corden about the prospects of Emmy Awards success for his CBS pr…

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

[POLL] Who will be next to win a Grammy to reach EGOT: Jessica Lange, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino or ? by Chris Beachum

Jessica Lange joined an exclusive group of people during Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony. Only 12 living entertainers — including Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, and Geoffr…

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Poll results: Kate Winslet will be next to reach EGOT by winning a Tony Award by Chris Beachum

Kate Winslet should be contacting her theatrical agent immediately. According to your votes in our poll this week, Winslet is the person with the best chance of reaching EGOT status by winni…

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Tony Awards 2016 presenters: Common, Josh Groban, Chita Rivera, Keri Russell added by Chris Beachum

Oscar-winning songwriter Common, Grammy nominee Josh Groban, Broadway legend Chita Rivera, and “The Americans” star Keri Russell lead the latest round of presenters announced f…

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