Congratulations to our site User jcar, who earned a mediocre 55% predicting the Academy of Country Music awards winners. In fact, she tied with Max, kyouhtae, ETphonehome, King Jay, Final2, and RichardR with 55% scores, but is crowned the winner for using her 500 and 200 point bets wisely for the best point score of 14,771.
Over 150 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s ACM champs, logging over 1,600 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click ACM Awards 2014.
It was a very difficult year for predictions, with voters crowning unexpected choices through many of the categories. The toughest were Entertainer of the Year (George Strait) with 1%, Male Vocalist (Jason Aldean) with 1%, Vocal Event (Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert) with 2%, New Artist (Justin Moore) with 5%, and Record of the Year (Lambert) with 5%. The only fairly easy category to pick was Vocal Duo (Florida Georgia Line) with 82%.
The Editors proved to have a lot of trouble predicting as well. Daniel Montgomery finished first with just 37%. Then David Schnelwar and myself were at 28% correct. Rob Licuria, Marcus Dixon, and Matt Noble only earned 10% accuracy.
The only Expert to take part was Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan, who finished with two categories correct for an 18% score.
Collectively, the Users were best overall with 25%, followed by the Editors with 20%.