Anne Thompson top expert at predicting Oscar nominations with 73% correct

Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) outscored all other Oscarologists in predicting the Academy Award nominees. Of our 15 experts who predicted all 24 categories, she led with 73% accuracy, followed closely by Chuck Walton (Fandango) at 72%. 

Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Michael Hogan (Huffington Post), and Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan all scored 70%.

Tied with 69% were Michael Musto (Village Voice), Kevin Polowy (Next Movie), and Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly). Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) scored 68%.

Richard Horgan (Fishbowl LA) correctly predicted 66% while Thelma Adams (Yahoo) got 62% right, Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today) scored 59% and Keith Simanton (IMDb) came in with 56%.

Guy Lodge (In Contention) predicted 23 categories and did well with 74%. Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg predicted 22 categories, picking 70% correctly.

Seven Oscarologists predicted 21 categories. Of them, Glenn Whipp (LA Times) did best with 78%, followed by Tariq Khan (Fox News) at 75%, Steve Pond (The Wrap) and Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) with 71%, Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post) with 67%, Sean O’Connell (Hollywood News) at 63%, and Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) with 57%.

Alex Suskind (Moviefone) scored 66% in 20 categories, while Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil got 69% in 19 categories.

Two experts made predictions in nine categories: Dave Karger (Fandango) was at 80% while Richard Rushfield (BuzzFeed) came in at 68%.


24 CATEGORIES: EXPERTS’ PREDICTIONS SCORES
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) – 73%
Chuck Walton (Fandango) – 72%
Michael Hogan (Huffington Post) – 70%
Edward Douglas (Comingsoon) – 70%
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) – 70%
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) – 70%
Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly) – 69%
Michael Musto (Village Voice) – 69%
Kevin Polowy (Next Movie) – 69%
Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) – 68%
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) – 68%
Richard Horgan (Media Bistro) – 66%
Thelma Adams (Yahoo) – 62%
Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today) – 59%
Keith Simanton (IMDB) – 56%

23 CATEGORIES
Guy Lodge (Hitfix) – 74%

22 CATEGORIES
Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) – 70%

21 CATEGORIES
Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) – 78%
Tariq Khan (Fox News) – 75%
Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) – 71%
Steve Pond (The Wrap) – 71%
Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post) — 67%
Sean O’Connell (Hollywood News) – 63%
Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) – 57%

20 CATEGORIES
Alex Suskind (AOL Moviefone) – 66%

19 CATEGORIES
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) – 69%

9 CATEGORIES
Dave Karger (Fandango) – 80%
Richard Rushfield (BuzzFeed) – 68%

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