Congratulations to our site User Henry Zambrano, who earned the top score of 67% accuracy predicting the Writers Guild Awards winners. He actually tied with over 100 other Users but better used the 500 and 200 point bets for the most total points of 12,025.
Almost 700 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s WGA Awards, logging over 2,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and, under your profile picture in the left column, click WGA Awards 2013.
We only offered three film categories for anyone to predict. The Adapted Screenplay race won by “Captain Phillips,” which did not have Oscar frontrunner “12 Years a Slave” eligible, was only picked correctly by 1% of the Users. No Experts or Editors had it right. In fact, our winner Henry was one of only seven people to have this category correct.
Original Screenplay appeared to be a showdown between Oscar Best Picture nominees “Her” and “American Hustle.” Spike Jonze prevailed for “Her” and seemingly takes the lead at the Academy Awards. Only 42% of our overall predictions had this correct.
The easiest category was Documentary Screenplay, with 91% accurately picking “Stories We Tell” to win.
Our three best Editors — David Schnelwar, Marcus Dixon, and Rob Licuria — also scored at 67% correct. Up next were Daniel Montgomery and Matt Noble at 34%. I was in the last spot with none correct.
Gold Derby’s founder Tom O’Neil and Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) tied the best Users and Editors with 67%. The other six Experts all tied with one of three categories (34%) accurate: Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), and Susan Wloszczyna (Roger Ebert).