Congratulations to our User mswan for an outstanding 89% prediction rate for Thursday’s Golden Globe Awards film nominations. Over 1,200 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s SAG Awards nominations in the film categories, logging more than 13,400 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Golden Globes (Film) Nominations 2014.
Globe voters followed many of the recent critic awards and Screen Actors Guild with their selections, but not in every case. For our winner mswan, some of his more impressive picks were Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler“), Quvenzhane Wallis (“Annie“), Jessica Chastain (“A Most Violent Year“), and “St. Vincent” for Best Comedy/Musical Film.
But our Experts also posted impressive scores, especially Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), who is our overall winner with 82% correct. In a tie for second spot with 80% accurate are Tariq Khan (Fox News), Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan, and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
The next spot is held by Keith Simanton (IMDB) with 75%, and then Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) with 73% correct. The three tied with 71% are Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), and Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood). The last two spots are Michael Musto (Out.com) at 69% and Thelma Adams (Thelmadams.com) at 62%.
I was proclaimed Gold Derby’s best Editor with 82% correct this year. Marcus Dixon and Daniel Montgomery were next at 80%, followed by Matt Noble at 78%, and then Rob Licuria with 67%.
Overall, the toughest categories to predict were Best Comedy/Musical Actress at 56% and Best Director at 61%. The easiest were Best Supporting Actor at 88% and Best Animated Feature at 87% correct.
For our groups, the Editors were best with 77% correct, and then the Experts at 76% and Users with 72%.