Congratulations to our site user with screen name gufa54, who reaped the best score (78%) predicting the Oscar nominations. He earned 22,296 game points, wisely using the 500 and 200 point bets.
About 3,000 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s Academy Awards bids, logging almost 48,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Oscars 2013 Nominations.
Over 100 of our Users beat our best Editors — Daniel Montgomery and Rob Licuria — who came in at 69% accuracy. I was in the next spot with 68%, followed by Matt Noble and David Schnelwar at 66%, and then Marcus Dixon with 65%.
Not many people expected the surprise nods by Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street“), Christian Bale (“American Hustle“), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska“) for directing, “Dallas Buyers Club” for film editing, or “Philomena” for original score.
Some of the more impressive picks by our winner gufa54 were the ones for Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine“), “Her” for production design, “Happy” (“Despicable Me 2“) for original song, and “Lone Survivor” for sound editing.
Overall, we did best at predicting the winners for Adapted Screenplay (89%), Picture (87%), and Actress (80%). The worst categories were Live Action Short (26% and Makeup/Hairstyling (33%).