'The Office' and 'Lost' sweep the Gold Derby Awards
The Envelope's forum posters said "Fuggedaboutit" to "The Sopranos," bestowing the departing drama series zero awards despite five nominations.
Instead the big winners of this year's Gold Derby Awards for television were "The Office" and "Lost," which both earned four prizes.
The kudos are informal, unofficial prizes created five years ago by award fans in this site's message boards who have strong opinions about who should really be honored for outstanding work in TV and film.
Big wins for "The Office": best comedy series, ensemble of the year, performer of the year (Steve Carell) and best supporting comedy actress (Jenna Fischer).
"Lost" got gypped by Emmy voters this year, but not our voters, who gave it these laurels: Best drama series, drama episode of the year ("Through the Looking Glass") and best supporting actor and actress (Michael Emerson, Elizabeth Mitchell).
"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera won two prizes: best comedy actress and breakthrough performer of the year. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL WINNERS LIST. Our thanks to our forum moderators for organizing these awards, especially our emcee, Chris "Boomer" Beachum! Huzzah!