Congratulations to our site User JDMintz, who earned 65% correctly predicting Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards winners. He was the only one with that score, ahead of six more people who had 58% accuracy. Using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely, he had a point score of 7,480.
Over 350 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s MTV champs, logging over 4,700 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click MTV Movie Awards 2014.
While some of this year’s winner predictions proved to be fairly safe, others were way off the projected map. Among the easier picks were Best Movie (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire“) with 94% correct, Female Performance (Jennifer Lawrence for that same film) with 96%, and Scared Performance (Brad Pitt for “World War Z“) with 82%. The toughest were Fight (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug“) with just 1% correct, Hero (Henry Cavill for “Man of Steel“) with 2%, Shirtless Performance (Zac Efron for “That Awkward Moment“) with 3%, and Kiss (Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter for “We’re the Millers”) with 3%.
Seven people were better than our best Editor — David Schnelwar finished with 50% right. He was just ahead of Marcus Dixon with 43%. Next up were Daniel Montgomery and Rob Licuria with 36% correct. Matt Noble and myself brought up the rear with just 29% accuracy.
The only Expert to take part was Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan, who finished with a 29% score.
Collectively, the Editors were best overall with 37%, followed by the Users with 34%.