Congratulations to our site User aialyaseer, who earned a perfect 100% score predicting the ACE Eddie Awards winners. He actually tied with 10 other Users but better used the 500 and 200 point bets for the most total points of 25,158.
Over 500 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s editing awards, logging over 2,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and, under your profile picture in the left column, click ACE Eddie Awards 2013.
We only offered four film categories for anyone to predict. The toughest turned out to be Drama Film Editing, with only 17 total Users (3%) correctly choosing “Captain Phillips.” It defeated both films seen as frontrunners for Oscar’s Best Picture: “Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave.”
Five of our six Editors — David Schnelwar, Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, and myself — scored with 75% correct. Matt Noble had 50% accurate.
Five of six Experts tied with the top Editors at 75%: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood). Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) and Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil finished with 50% correct.
Collectively, the Editors (71%) topped the Experts (68%) and Users (64%).