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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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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mark Ruffalo movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Avengers,’ ‘Foxcatcher’ by Chris Beachum

Although highly regarded as a theater star — he earned a Tony nomination in 2006 for “Awake and Sing!” and just returned to Broadway last season in “The Price” …

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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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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Woody Harrelson movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Zombieland,’ ‘The Hunger Games’ by Chris Beachum

Woody Harrelson received his third Oscar nomination for his work in the 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” starring Frances McDormand. The highly acclaimed performance …

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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, November 23, 2017

Julia Roberts movies: Top 12 greatest films ranked worst to best include ‘Steel Magnolias,’ ‘Pretty Woman,’ ‘Erin Brockovich’ by Chris Beachum

For the past three decades, Julia Roberts has been the most iconic American movie actress around the world. That face! That smile! That laugh! In the late 1980s and 1990s, Robert made hit af…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Aaron Sorkin (‘Molly’s Game’) chats directorial debut and the ‘music of the language’ as an Oscar-winning screenwriter [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTE by Chris Beachum

“When I was asked to direct by the producers at first I kind of ‘aw shucks-ed’ it. I thought they were being nice,” confesses Aaron Sorkin about “Molly’s Game” in our r…

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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 17, 2017

Golden Globes: 75-year history of all Cecil B. DeMille Award recipients includes Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, George Clooney by Chris Beachum

Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and George Clooney are just the latest entertainment legends selected for the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. The life achievement h…

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