More than 450 Gold Derby readers predicted the winners of this year’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards. In total, our Users logged 2,700 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click New York Film Critics Awards 2013.
Most predictors expected critics’ darling “12 Years a Slave” to win top honors. In fact, only two users anticipated the upset victory by “American Hustle,” which only recently began screening for the press. The David O. Russell-directed film also won Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and Best Screenplay.
Two users were ahead of the curve: Ryan_Fernand and RobertPius, who correctly predicted six out of nine categories, scoring 67%. Neither of them predicted the Best Picture win for “Hustle,” but both saw Lawrence’s win coming. Another seven users got five out of nine correct (56%). Since Ryan_Fernand earned the most game points, he wins Gold Derby’s contest prize of $100 Amazon gift certificate.
They outscored the best of our editors: Matt Noble and Chris Beachum, both with four correct predictions (45%). Daniel Montgomery followed with three correct (34%). David Schnelwar and Robert Licuria were right twice (23%).
Our top expert, Keith Simanton (IMDb), also scored 45%, while Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan scored 34%. With one out of nine correct predictions, Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) and Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil scored 12%.
Our editors scored best overall, averaging 33%, followed by users (28%), and experts (27%).