Congratulations to our site User JamesNeat, who earned a score of 93% accuracy predicting the Independent Spirit Awards winners. He actually tied with Justin Poletti, GOJeffreyYounger, and DerekReviews but used his 500 and 200 point bets wisely and had the better point score of 2,537.
Over 1,100 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s Spirit champs, logging over 14,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Independent Spirit Awards 2013.
Those were the only four Users who beat our best Editor — David Schnelwar — who came in at 86% accuracy. The other four Editors tied with 65% right — Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, and myself.
There is then a large six-way tie at 72% right between Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Tariq Khan (Fox News) Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). The final three spots are Keith Simanton (IMDB) at 65%, Susan Wloszczyna (Roger Ebert) at 58%, and Claudia Puig (USA Today) at 50%.
In terms of the actual categories and winners, the easiest to predict were “12 Years a Slave” for Director (99%) and Picture (98%), “Nebraska” for First Screenplay (97%), Jared Leto for Supporting Actor, “Fruitvale Station” for First Feature (96%), and Lupita Nyong’o for Supporting Actress (95%).
Collectively, the Experts were best overall with 70%, followed by the Editors with 69% and the Users Users with 67%.