Congratulations to our site User Denton, who earned the top score of 67% predicting the MPSE Golden Reel Awards winners. He actually tied with Henry Zambrano and AviChristiaans but better used the 500 and 200 point bets for the most total points of 30,061.
Over 400 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s sound editing awards, logging over 2,300 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and, under your profile picture in the left column, click MPSE Golden Reel Awards 2013.
Six film categories were available for predictions, and several of them proved to be extremely difficult this year. The winner for Sound Editing Effects Foley (“Gravity“) was easy to pick, as was the choice for Foreign Film (“The Grandmaster,” which tied with “The Past“). After that, though, only a few people saw “Captain Phillips” beating “Gravity” for Sound Editing Dialogue ADR. Even worse, only one User out of 400+ (aviChristiaans) had “Epic” winning for Animation.
Among our Editors, only Daniel Montgomery was at 50% correct. The others — David Schnelwar, Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, and myself — only had 34% accurate.
All three Experts making predictions — Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan — were also at 34% correct.
Collectively, the Editors were the best with 37% accurate, followed by the Experts with 33% correct and then our Users with 32%.