More than 1,300 Gold Derby readers predicted the winners of this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. In total, our Users logged more than 28,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click on Emmy Awards 2013.
Despite one of the most surprising telecasts in recent Emmy history, three of our savvy users correctly predicted 57% of the winners: Philip, GwendolynTheMovie, and outsider. Another four users predicted 54% correctly, while 12 more picked half of the winners. Those 19 top users outdid all of our experts and editors.
Among experts who predicted all 30 categories in our predictions center, two came out on top with a score of 47%: Melanie McFarland (IMDb) and AJ Hammer (HLN Showbiz Tonight). Following close behind with 44% were Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine) and Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil. Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) scored 40%.
Six experts predicted 37% of winners: Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Debra Birnbaum (TV Guide Magazine), Glenn Whipp (LA Times), and Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan.
Four made predictions with 30% accuracy: Robert Bianco (USA Today), Daniel Manu (TV Without Pity), Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters), and Ken Tucker. Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) predicted 27% of winners.
Among Gold Derby editors, Chris Beachum and David Schnelwar led the way with 44%, followed by Daniel Montgomery and Marcus Dixon at 37% and Rob Licuria with 27%. Matt Noble predicted 27 out of 30 categories and scored 34%.
Overall, our editors averaged 36%, narrowly beating the experts (35%) and users (29%).