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Monday, May 9, 2022

Tony Awards 2022 nominations: Best prediction scores by our Users and Editors by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User Dynasty86 for a terrific score of 78.65% when predicting the 2022 Tony Awards nominations on Monday. Our top scorer is actually tied with Gold Derby editor Sam Ec…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Who are our 50 deserving recommendations for 2022 Kennedy Center Honors? by Chris Beachum

The Kennedy Center Honors selections for 2021 were Justino Diaz, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell. The KCH committee will be announcing the 2022 honorees sometime …

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Can you name all 16 EGOT champions? Who are the entertainers needing just one more award to join them? by Chris Beachum

Only 16 artists have won what is popularly referred to as the EGOT, but was originally known as the Grand Slam of show business awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Can you name all of …

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Which 23 entertainers need a Tony Award to become an EGOT? by Chris Beachum

Only 16 people have won the awards grand slam known as the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). They are (in chronological order of achievement) composer Richard Rodgers, actress Helen Hayes, a…

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Who’s got the EGOT? Which 16 people have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony? by Chris Beachum

Only 16 artists have won what is popularly referred to as the EGOT, but was originally known as the Grand Slam of show business awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Tina Fey made the ac…

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

In Memoriam 2021: Celebrating 33 legendary entertainers who died this year [PHOTOS] by Chris Beachum

Throughout 2021, we have been updating our “In Memoriam” photo gallery (view above). Scroll through to remember 33 entertainers from film, television, theater and music. Many were winner…

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Kennedy Center Honors 2021: Complete list of performers and presenters for today’s ceremony by Chris Beachum

The 2021 Kennedy Center Honors returned to their traditional home and December slot on Sunday night in Washington, D.C. The honorees for the 44th annual event celebrating the arts were Justi…

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Tony Awards: Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (ABC) top all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Experts Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Peter Travers (ABC) for having the best accuracy score of 76% when predicting the 2020 Tony Awards winne…

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

Congratulations to our User nkb325 for the best accuracy score of 92% when predicting the 2020 Tony Awards winners Sunday night. He is just ahead of a large group of 11 people — eduardoram…

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Kennedy Center Honors: Complete list of performers and presenters for Sunday’s ceremony by Chris Beachum

The 2020 Kennedy Center Honors were delayed from their traditional December slot by five months to May. Producers recorded the tributes over several days for Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth B…

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Kennedy Center Honors: 50 entertainers who deserve to be selected [PHOTOS] by Chris Beachum

After an extra-long delay, the Kennedy Center Honors took place in May with the selections of Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori and Dick Van Dyke. That recorded ceremony airs thi…

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Friday, January 15, 2021

RSVP today! Film writers for ‘Cherry,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘One Night in Miami,’ ‘Sound of Metal’ join Gold Derby’s Meet t by Chris Beachum

Five acclaimed film writers will reveal details behind their projects when they join Gold Derby’s special “Meet the Experts” Q&A event with key 2021 guild and Oscar contenders this…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Kennedy Center Honors: Top 50 greatest entertainers who still need to be selected by Chris Beachum

Last summer, we offered a special photo gallery of the 50 greatest entertainers still waiting to be selected for the Kennedy Center Honors. Among that group were country music superstar Reba…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tony Curtis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘Spartacus’ by Chris Beachum

Tony Curtis would’ve celebrated his 94th birthday on June 3, 2019. The Oscar-nominated performer starred in dozens of movies throughout his career, becoming famous as the charismatic leadi…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Gordon Cox (Variety) top all Experts predicting winners by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Gordon Cox (Variety) for topping all Experts with an outstanding score of 88.46% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. …

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Expert Peter Travers for topping all Experts and Users with a tremendous score of 88.46% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. The Rolling Stone jour…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Frank Capra movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ ‘It Happened One Night’ by Chris Beachum

Frank Capra would’ve celebrated his 122nd birthday on May 18, 2019. The three-time Oscar winner dominated the box office throughout the 1930s with his populist fables, nicknamed “Capra-c…

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Emmys 2019 exclusive: 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios categories for ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Rent,’ ‘Modern Family’ and m by Chris Beachum

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. For this season, the studi…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fred Astaire movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Swing Time,’ ‘The Band Wagon,’ ‘Top Hat’ by Chris Beachum

Fred Astaire would’ve celebrated his 120th birthday on May 10, 2019. The Oscar-nominated song and dance man is best remembered for a series of musicals he made alongside Ginger Rogers (who…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

‘Springsteen on Broadway’ Emmy FYC event: Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese on music, Catholicism, Obama and more by Chris Beachum

Bruce Springsteen rocked the house Sunday during a Q&A for Netflix’s “Springsteen on Broadway” moderated by Martin Scorsese. The two old friends swapped stories about their appreci…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony Awards 2019 nominations: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our User MNC77 for a terrific score of 79.76% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards nominations on Tuesday. He is just ahead of eastwest and drewrest, who achieved a score …

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Tony Awards 2019: Gordon Cox (Variety), Brian Lipton (Cititour), Jan Simpson (Broadway and Me) top all Experts predicting nominees by Chris Beachum

Congratulations to our Experts Gordon Cox (Variety), Brian Lipton (Cititour) and Jan Simpson (Broadway and Me) for a wonderful score of 73.81% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards nominatio…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Saoirse Ronan movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘Atonement’ by Chris Beachum

Saoirse Ronan will turn 25 on April 12, 2019. It is quite the accomplishment that she has achieved three Oscar nominations at such a young age. Only Jennifer Lawrence has been able to match …

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Debbie Reynolds movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ by Chris Beachum

Debbie Reynolds had one of the longest and most varied careers in show business and was the true definition of a survivor. Discovered by Hollywood at a young age when she won the Miss Burban…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Joan Crawford movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Mildred Pierce,’ ‘Possessed,’ ‘Sudden Fear’ by Chris Beachum

Joan Crawford would’ve celebrated her 113th birthday on March 23, 2019. Though she’s probably best remembered for the portrayals of her by other actresses, the Oscar-winning performer st…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Matthew Broderick movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ ‘Glory,’ ‘Election’ by Chris Beachum

Happy 57th birthday to Matthew Broderick on March 21, 2019! A true star of stage, screen and television, Broderick first came to moviegoers’ attention 36 years ago in the thriller “WarGa…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Liza Minnelli movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘The Sterile Cuckoo’ by Chris Beachum

Liza Minnelli celebrates her 73rd birthday on March 12, 2019. The multi-talented performer made only a handful of movies during her long career, but how many of them are classics? In honor o…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

John Travolta movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ by Chris Beachum

John Travolta will celebrate his 65th birthday on February 18, 2019. The actor has had a long and varied career, though it has often been marked by extremely high highs and extremely low low…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sam Elliott movies: Top 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Tombstone,’ ‘A Star is Born’ by Chris Beachum

It was a long time coming, but Sam Elliott finally earned his first Oscar nomination for “A Star Is Born” (2018). He contends as Best Supporting Actor for this musical drama abou…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Nathan Lane movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Birdcage,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘The Producers’ by Chris Beachum

Nathan Lane will celebrate his 63rd birthday on February 3, 2019. The actor has spent the majority of his career on Broadway and the New York theater, but he has also had a good run on telev…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Oscars 2019 ceremony: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch will perform original song nominees by Chris Beachum

Oscar officials have been very secretive about the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony slated for February 24 on ABC. But we now know five of the performers who will take the stage to sing B…

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