Almost 800 Gold Derby readers predicted this year’s Critics Choice Awards winners. In total, our Users logged over 15,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Critics Choice Awards 2013.
It turned out to be a very easy year to predict these awards. The only partial surprises were Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave“) winning as Best Supporting Actress and “Her” as Best Original Screenplay. Also, the Best Picture race continues to be a tough fight between “12 Years” (winning Thursday), “American Hustle,” and “Gravity.”
It was so predictable this year, that four of our Users — Joel M, surpriselover, Vinicius Pereira, and MHayes1323 — scored an astonishing 100% perfect slate. Because Joel M earned the most game points (2,368) wisely using the 500 and 200 point bets, he establishes himself as winner of our reader contest. Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Certificate.
I came in first among the Editors with 96% correct, only missing one category (picking Jennifer Lawrence over Nyong’o). Next up are Matt Noble and David Schnelwar at 91%, followed by Daniel Montgomery at 87% and Marcus Dixon with 69%.
Our overall best Expert was Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) with 91% correct. In a second place tie were Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 82%. Next up was Tariq Khan (Fox News) with 78%. The final two spots among those that predicted all 22 categories were taken by Susan Wloszczyna (Roger Ebert) at 69% and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) at 64%.
Collectively, the Gold Derby Editors beat the other two groups with 86% accuracy compared to 78% each for the Experts and Users.
Overall, we did best at predicting the winners for Visual Effects (99%), Comedy Film (98%), and Actress (97%). The worst categories were Supporting Actress (29%) and Original Screenplay (34%).