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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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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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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Emmys 2017: Producer nominees finally revealed for all series, including Elisabeth Moss, Jessica Lange, Nicole Kidman and more by Chris Beachum

Television academy officials have finally revealed this year’s producer nominees for all of the 2017 series and shows in contention. When the original nominations are unveiled in mid-J…

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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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Monday, July 24, 2017

Elisabeth Moss (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) surprisingly learns she’s pregnant, steps into ‘darkness within’ [Emmy Episode] by Chris Beachum

Gold Derby can reveal that Elisabeth Moss is entering “The Handmaid’s Tale” episode “Night” as her Emmy submission for Best Drama Actress. This installment aire…

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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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Friday, July 14, 2017

Comedy Guest Actor: Emmy episodes for Riz Ahmed, Dave Chappelle, Tom Hanks, Hugh Laurie, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Matthew Rhys by Chris Beachum

Five of this year’s six Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Guest Actor are either past winners or nominees. They include former champions Tom Hanks and Lin-Manuel Miranda plus previous no…

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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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Allison Janney (‘Mom’) chats about her ‘extraordinary year,’ switching to lead actress category, and advice to Sean Spicer [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] by Chris Beachum

“I’m really going to need a vacation after this,” declares Allison Janney about her whirlwind year including a full season of “Mom,” starring on Broadway in …

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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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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

‘The Voice’ blind audition: Sammie Zonana takes on Ariana Grande’s ‘Dangerous Woman’ [WATCH] by Chris Beachum

As “The Voice” blind auditions are coming to a conclusion, who was most impressive on Monday’s episode? Our writer Denton Davidson discusses the 13 artists from this lates…

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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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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

[WATCH] Mykelti Williamson (‘Fences’) on the ‘worst audition’ of his career for director and co-star Denzel Washington by Chris Beachum

“I thought it was one of the worst auditions of my career, and I was depressed for a couple of days,” admits actors Mykelti Williamson about going through “a ring of fire&#…

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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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Friday, January 6, 2017

Golden Globes 2017: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Sting join presenters roster by Chris Beachum

Last year’s Golden Globe winner for Best Film Drama Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), will return to the stage this Sunday to present an award. He is one of 14 new…

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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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Monday, December 5, 2016

[LISTEN] Martin Short dishes upcoming ‘Hairspray Live’: ‘Taking risks is always the most fun’ by Chris Beachum

“It’s a spectacular cast. These shows are always kind of historic,” proclaims Martin Short about the musical event “Hairspray Live” airing December 7 on NBC. In…

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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 29, 2016

[WATCH] ‘The Voice’ Top 10: Christian Cuevas rebounds with great rendition of ‘Million Reasons’ by Lady Gaga by Chris Beachum

After a lackluster performance last week, Christian Cuevas rebounded on Monday’s Top 10 episode with a great rendition of “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga (watch above). He …

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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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