Congratulations to our User umurtas for an excellent 76% prediction rate for Wednesday’s SAG Awards TV nominations. He actually tied at that rate with nine other Users, but had the best overall point total of 24,292 based on his 200-point and 500-point bets.
Almost 700 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s SAG Awards nominations in the television categories, logging more than 5,300 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click SAG Awards (TV) Nominations 2014.
Quite a few of this year’s nominees were predictable based on previous years, but there were some surprises. For our winner umartas, some of his more impressive picks were Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge“), Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire“), and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for Best TV Comedy Ensemble.
But our Experts also posted impressive scores, especially Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan in the top spot with 69% correct. Up next was a tie between Joyce Eng (TV Guide) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) at 66%. Thom Geier was next with 64% accurate, and then Lynette Rice (People) and Jenelle Riley (Variety) with 61% correct.
Gold Derby’s best Editor also tied our best User: Daniel Montgomery correctly predicted 76% of the nominees. Matt Noble was next at 71%, followed by Marcus DIxon at 66%, and then Rob Licuria and myself with 64%.
Overall, the toughest categories to predict were Best TV Comedy Actor at 51% and Best TV Drama Actress at 52%. The easiest were Best TV Comedy Ensemble at 81% and Best TV Drama Actor at 80% correct.
For our groups, the Editors had the best predictions, averaging 68%. The Experts were next with 65%, followed by Users with 64%.