We are celebrating a special milestone this Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. EST): the 20th annual Gold Derby Film Awards will be given to the best cinematic achievements of 2021. And for the first time ever, we present almost all the winners themselves with acceptance speeches from several actors, the champion of the best film and many others . You can watch the ceremony on the Gold Derby homepage or on our YouTube channel when it airs.
Gold Derby users voted for the nominations a few weeks ago using a ranked ballot to rank their favorite films and performances, resulting in the nominees who had the most passion and consensual support. Then the winners were decided by almost 2,700 users in a plurality vote where they selected their favorite from the list of nominees – except in Best Picture, where voters ranked their top three, which means that you always needed a consensus to win honours. Our users represent some of the most savvy moviegoers and cinephiles on the internet (as well as members of the industry who often hide to follow their buzz). And unlike most other awards shows, we’ll be spilling the tea on our detailed results: who finished second, which races were close, which races were crushing? You won’t get that kind of transparency from Oscar accountants.
Over the years, our users have honored the eventual Oscar winner many times, including “Chicago”, “No Country for Old Men”, “12 Years a Slave”, “Parasite” and the winner of the last year at the two awards, “Nomadland”. But Derbyites also made iconoclastic Best Picture choices like “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “WALL-E,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Call Me by Your Name.” Will the Cinema Academy follow our wise advice this year?
‘Dune’ enters Wednesday’s awards with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director – we haven’t forgotten Denis Villeneuve like the Oscars did. It is followed by “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” with 10 names each, including Best Picture. The other seven films in the running for Best Picture are “Belfast,” “CODA,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Drive My Car,” “Licorice Pizza,” Tick, Tick…Boom!, and “Titanium “. Eight of our 10 nominees equal the Oscars; of the latter two, our users chose “Tick, Tick” and “Titanium” while the Oscars preferred “King Richard” and “Nightmare Alley”. But who did our voters choose to win? You’ll have to wait a little longer to find out.
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