Over 1,400 Gold Derby readers predicted the film winners for this year’s Golden Globe Awards. In total, our Users logged almost 20,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Golden Globes (Film) 2013.
While “American Hustle” won three Globes, the overall approach for the voters was to spread the wealth. The top prize went to “12 Years a Slave,” but Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity“) picked up the directing prize. The lead acting categories were split among four different films: Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club“) Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine“), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street“), and Amy Adams (“American Hustle“).
Even so, three of our Users — MarioGomez, lulo1989, and eastwest — scored best with an impressive 86%. Because MarioGomez earned the most game points (2693) wisely using the 500 and 200 point bets, he establishes himself as winner of our reader contest. Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Certificate.
Those were the only three people who scored above our best Editor — Guru— who came in with a terrific 79%. I was in second place with Matt Noble at 72%. Marcus Dixon was in third with 65%. Rob Licuria and Daniel Montgomery followed with 58%.
Our overall best Expert was Gold Derby’s very own Tom O’Neil with 79% correct. Next up in second place with 72% were Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) and Dave Karger (Fandango). Eight people then tied for third with 65% accuracy: Thelma Adams (thelmaadams.com), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).
Finishing next were the following five people at 58%: Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Guy Lodge (HitFix), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times), and Susan Wloszczyna (Roger Ebert) The next group was at 50% correct: Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo Movies), Claudia Puig (USA Today), and Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere). The final two slots with 43% are Tim Hayne (MovieFone) and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily).
Overall, we did best at predicting the winners for Animated Feature (99%), Comedy/Musical Picture (95%), Drama Actress (94%), and Supporting Actor (93%). The worst were Score with only 2% and Screenplay with 9% correct.