Winners of Gold Derby TV Decade Awards to be unveiled Sunday night
For several weeks thousands of our readers and forum posters have pitched in to cast — and help to count — ballots to choose winners of the Gold Derby Awards for best TV of the decade. Champs will be announced Sunday night at 4 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. ET in a cyber-ceremony held in our chat room. Join us for the fun. Check out lists of nominees here.
Some interesting facts about these nominees:
• "The Sopranos" and "Arrested Development" lead with the most bids among drama and comedy series — 11 each.
"Will & Grace" is the only series with its entire regular cast nominated (Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes).
• "Angels in America" has the most nominations among movies/miniseries (seven).
• Lisa Kudrow is nominated against herself as best lead comedy actress ("The Comeback" vs. "Friends").
• Helen Mirren is nominated against herself as best movie actress ("Elizabeth 1" vs. "Prime Suspect").
• Lots of Oscar winners have been nominated in these TV categories (Alan Ball, Jim Broadbent, Sally Field, Brian Grazer, Jeremy Irons, Cloris Leachman, Helen Mirren, Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Geoffrey Rush, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, Kate Winslet).
• Quite a few snubs of people who were probably expecting nominations (Larry David of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," America Ferrera of "Ugly Betty," Sally Field of "Brothers & Sisters," Calista Flockhart of "Ally McBeal," Jon Hamm of "Mad Men," Mariska Hargitay of "Law & Order: SVU," Patricia Heaton of "Everybody Loves Raymond," Felicity Huffman of "Desperate Housewives," Ray Romano of "Everybody Loves Raymond," William Shatner of "Boston Legal").
• Drama series snubs include "Damages," "Dexter," "Grey's Anatomy," "House" and "24."
• Comedy series snubs include "Frasier" (which holds the Emmy record for most wins as best series — five), "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Scrubs," "Ugly Betty" and "Weeds."
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