Over 600 Gold Derby readers predicted the nominees for this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards. In total, our Users logged over 11,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Critics Choice Awards Nominations 2013.
Since there are six slots in most categories, there were very few surprises among the nominees announced. The nods for Brie Larson (“Short Term 12“) and Scarlett Johansson (“Her“) had not been seen often among other groups. The lack of bids by Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street“), Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue is the Warmest Color“), and Tom Hanks (“Saving Mr. Banks“) in the major categories might doom their Oscar chances.
Even so, two of our Users — Bryce H and DerrikCupps — scored best with an impressive 83%. Bryce H breaks the tie because he earned the most game points (51,462), thus establishing himself as winner of our reader contest. Prize: $100 Amazon gift certificate.
They were the only two Users who scored above our best Editor — Daniel Montgomery — who came in at 82%, tying him with worldofx from our readers. Guru came in second with 76%, followed by Rob Licuria with 75%. Marcus Dixon was next at 73%, then me at 72%, Charles Bright with 71%, and Matt Noble at 70%.
As for our four Experts that made predictions in all 20 categories, congratulations to our very own Paul Sheehan with 74% correct. He is followed by Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) at 72%, Tariq Khan (Fox News) with 69%, and Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) with 68%.
Some of the more impressive picks by our winner Bryce were the ones for “Dallas Buyers Club” (picture), Spike Jonze (“Her” director), and “The Heat” (for comedy film and both comedy actress slots filled by Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy).
Overall, we did best at predicting the lineups of Animated Feature (93%), Original Screenplay (90%), Picture (81%), and Editing (81%).