Over 900 Gold Derby readers predicted the film nominees for this year’s Golden Globe Awards. In total, our Users logged over 9,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Golden Globes (Film) Nominations 2013.
The biggest shocker among all the nominations was the snub of Oprah Winfrey (“The Butler“). The omisions of Tom Hanks (“Saving Mr. Banks“), Harrison Ford (“42“), and Martin Scorsese (“The Wolf of Wall Street“) were also surprising.
Among the nominees, “Rush” in the drama picture race is perplexing since it has not shown up on many pre-cursor lists. The nods for Kate Winslet (“Labor Day“) and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine“) caught many off guard.
Even so, one of our Users — Jonathan — scored best with an impressive 86% and earned a total of 20,140 game points, thus establishing himself as winner of our reader contest. Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Certificate.
Another 28 Users scored above our best Editor — Daniel Montgomery — who came in at 78%. Charles Bright came in second with 74%, followed by Guru and Matt Noble with 72%. I came in next with 66% along with Marcus Dixon. The final slot is 58% from Rob Licuria.
As for our 15 Experts that made predictions, congratulations to Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) for 80% correct. Second place is a tie between Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Kevin Polowy (Next Movie) at 76%.
Some of the more impressive picks by our winner Jonathan were the ones for “Philomena” in the top film race, Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha“) for comedy actress, and Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips“) for supporting actor.
Overall, we did best at predicting the lineups of Drama Actress (85%), Drama Actor (81%), and Comedy/Musical Film (76%).