Almost 750 Gold Derby readers predicted the film nominees for this year’s SAG Awards. In total, our Users logged over 3,700 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click SAG Awards (Film) Nominations 2013.
Once again, the nominating committee threw a few curveballs: the snubs of Robert Redford (“All is Lost“) and Tom Hanks (“Saving Mr. Banks“) and the surprise bids for Daniel Bruhl (“Rush“) and Forest Whitaker (“The Butler“).
Even so, one of our Users — outsider — scored best: an incredibly impressive 92%. His game points were 15,048, thus establishing himself as winner of our reader contest. Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Certificate. He predicted 19 of 20 acting slots (just missing out on Redford) and only lost “Nebraska” as Best Film Ensemble.
Behind him were eight people scoring 88%. That matched our top overall Expert, Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). She was correct regarding all 10 actresses (lead and supporting) and also chose Whitaker for his nod.
Next in line were 65 people with 84%. Those 74 Users and Stone scored above our two best Editors — Charles Bright and me — who came in at 80%.
Scores for the other seven Experts were: Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 80%, then Thelma Adams (thelmaadams.com), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), and Susan Wloszczyna (Roger Ebert) at 76%, and finally Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) with 64%.
For the other five Editors, Rob Licuria and Daniel Montgomery scored 76%, followed by Guru at 72%, and then Marcus Dixon and Matt Noble with 68%.
Overall, we did best at predicting the lineups of Best Actress (90%) and Best Supporting Actress (82%).