Over 1,700 Gold Derby readers predicted the winners in the 24 categories at the Academy Awards. In total, our users logged almost 38,000 predictions.
To see your results, log into your account and under your profile picture click Oscars 2012. And to find out where you rank on our leaderboard, click here.
For a full breakdown of our results by category, click here.
While many of the top races were foregone conclusions, several of them as well as the below-the-line categories confounded our experts, editors and users. Indeed, only 90 users predicted that Production Design win for “Lincoln.” (See a complete list of winners here.)
However, six of our users were able to anticipate almost all of the surprises, scoring 92% each: enunes19, Jamestc8, JustinRohrer, robertasreedp, slueguy62025 and WiltedYouth.
Or top editor was Chris Beachum with 84%, followed by Marcus Dixon at 80%, then both Darrin Dortch and David Schnelwar at 71%, Matt Noble on 67%, Robert Licuria with 63% and Daniel Montgomery at 55%.
Among our experts, Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) did it again. After being our top Oscarologist at forecasting the Oscar nominations (with 73% accuracy), she did even better with a score of 84% when predicting the winners. Joining Anne atop the leader board this time around are Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) and Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan. (They had both placed third at the nominations stage with scores of 70%.)
Tied with 71% apiece were Thelma Adams (Yahoo), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Richard Rushfield (BuzzFeed), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Glenn Whipp (LA Times) and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today).