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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Why the 2021 Emmys will be positively overflowing with first-time winners by Marcus James Dixon

Last year’s 72nd Primetime Emmys rewarded a total of 23 contenders with trophies, including shows like “Schitt’s Creek” and “Succession” and actors like Billy Crudup and Julia G…

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ may be cancelled, but it still has hope at Emmys by Marcus James Dixon

We know, we know. NBC’s cancellation of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” couldn’t have come at a worse time, as Season 2 ended on an emotional cliffhanger with two characters baring…

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Box office predictions: ‘In the Heights’ will sing in millions, but watch out for ‘The Conjuring 3,’ ‘A Quiet Place 2’ by Marcus James Dixon

All week long, Gold Derby users have been making their predictions for what will win the U.S. box office for the week of June 11 – June 17. Leading our odds is “In the Heights” (dir. J…

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Friday, May 28, 2021

‘Girls5eva’ crescendos into Gold Derby’s Top 10 to win Best Comedy Series Emmy by Marcus James Dixon

As more and more people watch “Girls5eva,” its Emmy odds continue to rise. Just this week, Peacock’s new streaming series from creator Meredith Scardino and executive producer Tina Fey…

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Cynthia Erivo singing in ‘Genius: Aretha’: Witness the moment a star is born [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

Nat Geo’s “Genius” brand is a force to be reckoned with at the Emmys, winning two trophies and being nominated for Best Limited Series and Best Actor for its first two installments: …

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

No surprise here: Oscar fans say ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ likely came in 9th place for Best Picture nom [POLL RESULTS] by Marcus James Dixon

Academy Awards members had the option of nominating 10 films this year for Best Picture, but they decided to go with eight: “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” …

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Friday, February 5, 2021

‘This Is Us’ and 15 other 2021 SAG snubs in TV by Marcus James Dixon

It wouldn’t be an awards show without several worthy contenders left off the list, and the 27th Screen Actors Guild TV Awards are no exception. This year’s kudos (see the complete list o…

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2021 SAG Awards predictions slugfest: Editors rehash all the crazy snubs (Delroy Lindo) and pleasant surprises (‘Bridgerton’) [Video and audio pod by Marcus James Dixon

When the SAG Awards announced their 2021 nominations on Thursday morning, Gold Derby editors Marcus James Dixon, Daniel Montgomery and Zach Laws couldn’t wait to get together to rehash all…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Julianna Margulies (‘The Hot Zone’) on shocking true story of Ebola outbreak and fighting back against science deniers [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW] by Marcus James Dixon

“I couldn’t believe that the story was true and that I’d never heard about it,” proclaims Julianna Margulies about “The Hot Zone.” Based on the nonfiction bestseller by Richard P…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Great news, Jessica Lange: You’re now Emmy eligible for ‘AHS: Apocalypse’ because of last-minute rule switch by Marcus James Dixon

The TV academy announced on Tuesday, April 9 that “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” would be forced to compete as a drama series (not as a limited series) at this year’s Emmys becaus…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Burping Girl, aka Margie Mays, advances to ‘American Idol’ Top 40 thanks to ‘Greatest Showman’ ballad [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

Margie Mays, who earned the nickname “Burping Girl” because of her penchant for belching when she sings, has advanced to the Top 40 of “American Idol” Season 17. The quirky 25-year-o…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Singing teacher Shawn Sounds is latest 4-chair turn artist on ‘The Voice’ Season 16: Which team did he join? [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

Shawn Sounds became the latest artist to receive a four-chair turn on “The Voice” during Night 5 of the blind auditions. This 33-year-old Texas middle school teacher grew up wanting to b…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

John Legend gets revenge on ‘The Voice’ coach Adam Levine by blocking him during Julian King’s blind audition [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

Soon after Adam Levine used his block to prevent John Legend from coaching Domenic Haynes on “The Voice,” the newest judge got sweet revenge on the Maroon 5 singer. The back-and-forth ba…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Team Tamar Braxton or Team Marissa Jaret Winokur: Who’s your favorite ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ winner? [POLL] by Marcus James Dixon

So far both seasons of CBS’s reality TV show “Celebrity Big Brother” have been won by fierce women, but are you Team Tamar Braxton or Team Marissa Jaret Winokur? Recording …

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

‘The Masked Singer’ Lion takes on Lady Gaga, but judges still confused about identity: Mel B? Hailee Steinfeld? [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

Lion roared once again on “The Masked Singer” stage in Wednesday’s seventh episode, performing Lady Gaga‘s “Diamond Heart” for judges Nicole Scherzinger, …

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Can ‘A Star Is Born’ make Oscars history as first film to win Best Picture without directing OR editing nominations? by Marcus James Dixon

When the 2019 Oscar nominations were announced, one-time Best Picture front-runner “A Star Is Born” was hit with two major snubs: Best Director for Bradley Cooper and Best Film E…

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Prince Poppycock (‘AGT: Champions’) takes on Lady Gaga after 9-year absence from ‘America’s Got Talent’ [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

“Simon, I see you wore white as well. We’re exactly the same!” opera singer Prince Poppycock joked to “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” judge Simon Co…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Oscar sisters? It’s looking more and more likely that Glenn Close and Lady Gaga will BOTH win Academy Awards by Marcus James Dixon

If Gold Derby’s racetrack odds are correct, get ready to see acceptance speeches on Oscar night from two of the year’s biggest awards magnets: Glenn Close and Lady Gaga. Close le…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

‘The Masked Singer’ head-scratcher: Is Lady Gaga really the Lion, as Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy suggest? [POLL] by Marcus James Dixon

It’s the million-dollar question that has every reality TV fan scratching their heads: Is Lady Gaga really the Lion on Fox’s “The Masked Singer”? During Lion’s …

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Hey, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ fans: Here’s why D.J. ‘Shangela’ Pierce isn’t nominated with ‘A Star Is Born’ cast at SAG Awards by Marcus James Dixon

Forget Lady Gaga. The real breakout star of “A Star Is Born,” Warner Bros’ romantic musical that’s poised to take awards season by storm, is D.J. “ShangelaR…

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

51% of readers say Lady Gaga would be ‘perfect Oscars host’ — The other 49% aren’t so kind [POLL RESULTS] by Marcus James Dixon

“She’d be the perfect Oscars host!” That’s how 51% of our readers voted in our recent poll about whether the film academy should tap Lady Gaga to emcee their 2019 cer…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Should Lady Gaga host the Oscars? She’d be only the 4th female host this century [POLL] by Marcus James Dixon

It’s no secret that the Oscars are having a tough time finding a host for their 2019 ceremony. First Kevin Hart stepped down following a backlash against his homophobic Twitter remarks…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Attack of the musicals! ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ could make Golden Globes history by Marcus James Dixon

History could be made at this year’s Golden Globes if voters decide to sing the praises of “A Star Is Born” as Best Film Drama and “Mary Poppins Returns” as Bes…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Will Golden Globes stage ‘Alias’ reunion by nominating Bradley Cooper (‘A Star Is Born’) and Jennifer Garner (‘Camping’)? by Marcus James Dixon

On ABC’s spy thriller “Alias” (2001-06), Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Garner played best friends/sometimes lovers Will Tippin and Sydney Bristow. In the 12 years since the s…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

‘SNL’ promo: Pete Davidson pokes fun at breakup with Ariana Grande by proposing to Maggie Rogers [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

After making headlines for their summertime romance, “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson and pop sensation Ariana Grande called off their engagement last month. The ex-coupl…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Best Actress Oscar slugfest: Editors debate ‘exciting’ battle between Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and … [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

“It does seem like Best Actress this year is one of the most exciting — if not the exciting — races to watch,” declares Gold Derby’s Marcus James Dixon in our …

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SandyRedd’s Ariana Grande cover in ‘The Voice’ knockouts earns Jennifer Hudson’s final save of the season [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

During Monday’s episode of “The Voice,” Jennifer Hudson paired up Patrique Fortson and SandyRedd in the sixth knockout round of Season 15. Patrique wowed with Aerosmith…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

If Lady Gaga (‘A Star Is Born’) can’t save the Oscars, no one can by Marcus James Dixon

The Oscars are off the deep end. And only Lady Gaga can dive in and save them. Last year’s 90th ceremony, in which “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture, hit an all-time lo…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Emmy predictions: Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) will win Best Drama Actress with no clear runner-up in sight by Marcus James Dixon

After losing a whopping six Emmys for “Mad Men,” TV academy members are poised to make it up to Elisabeth Moss in a big way. She just won Best Drama Actress for “The Handma…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Glennis Grace blows roof of Dolby Theatre with ‘This Woman’s Work’ cover during ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals [WATCH] by Marcus James Dixon

Glennis Grace returned to “America’s Got Talent” during this week’s Semifinals 2 episode and took on “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush. As a mother, …

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Emmy Experts predict Elisabeth Moss will win Best Drama Actress, with Sandra Oh and Keri Russell tied for second place by Marcus James Dixon

Twenty-three of Gold Derby’s Emmy Experts from major media outlets have chimed in with their Best Drama Actress predictions, and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”…

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