Congratulations to our User Hummingbird Amber for an outstanding 88% prediction rate for Monday’s Critics’ Choice Awards nominations. Over 600 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s BFCA nominations in 17 categories, logging more almost 10,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Critics Choice Nominations 2014.
Because they have six slots in most categories, these awards can often be predictable when it comes to nominations. Even with that fact, our winner Hummingbird Amber, had some very impressive picks: Marion Cotillard (“Two Days One Night“), Josh Brolin (“Inherent Vice“), Tilda Swinton (“Snowpiercer“), and “Nightcrawler” for Best Picture.
We had a tie at the top for best Expert at these predictions: Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan finished with a terrific 81% correct. Just behind was Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) at 73%. Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) had a great 82% accurate but completed 15 of the 17 categories instead of the full slate.
Marcus Dixon was the best among the Editors with 86% accuracy. I was next at 83%, followed by Daniel Montgomery with 78%.
Overall, the toughest categories to predict were Best Production Design at 54% and Best Director at 70%. The easiest were Best Editing at 93%, Best Actress at 91%, and Best Score at 87% correct.
For our groups, the Editors were best with 82% correct, and then the Experts at 80% and Users with 77%.