Congratulations to our User A_Steve_Man for an outstanding 88% prediction rate for Wednesday’s SAG Awards film nominations. More than 900 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s SAG Awards nominations in the film categories, logging more than 4,400 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click SAG Awards (Film) Nominations 2014.
Quite a few of this year’s nominees followed recent awards from critics and festivals, but there were some surprises. For our winner A_Steve_Man, some of his more impressive picks were Jennifer Aniston (“Cake“), Robert Duvall (“The Judge“), and “The Imitation Game” for Best Film Ensemble.
But our Experts also posted impressive scores, especially Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com), who tied for first place with 80% correct. They were followed with a three-way tie by Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Jenelle Riley (Variety), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) with 76% correct.
Gold Derby’s best Editor also tied our best Expert: Marcus Dixon correctly predicted 80% of the nominees. Daniel Montgomery was next at 76%, followed by myself and Matt Noble at 72%, and then Rob Licuria with 68%.
Overall, the toughest category to predict was Best Film Ensemble, with only 56% collectively being accurate. The easiest was Best Film Supporting Actor with 88% correct.
For our groups, the Editors had the best predictions, averaging 74%. The Experts were next with 73%, followed by Users with 70%.