ACM Awards prediction scores: Best performances by our Experts, Editors and Users

Congratulations to gatorfan for a very impressive top score of 73% predicting the Academy of Country Music Awards winners. He broke the tie with Jerome Scott by having more points because he used his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

While some of this year’s winners were expected — like Miranda Lambert for Female Vocalist and Florida Georgia Line for Vocal Duo — others were pretty tough to predict. Our leader, gatorfan, made  some savvy predix such as Luke Bryan for Entertainer of the Year, Cole Swindell for New Artist, Lambert’s “Automatic” for Song of the Year, and Dierks Bentley for Video of the Year.

You can see how your score compares to his in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. Or you can find your score by clicking on “My Award Scores,” which appears in the gold menu bar when you’re signed in to your account.

For his efforts, gatorfan wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules.

Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by our Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners) who collectively had 45.45% correct. The other three groups — Editors, Experts, and overall Users — each had 36.36% accuracy. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.

Related: Complete list of 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards winners

Our only Expert taking part in this event’s predictions is Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 37% accuracy (4 out of 11 categories).

For our four participating Editors, I have the best score at 46% correct. We then have a tie between Rob Licuria, Marcus Dixon, and Daniel Montgomery with 37% right.

See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.

Related: Luke Bryan takes top honors at 2015 ACM Awards

As Gold Derby Users just like you usually turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s vital that you now give us your predictions on many other awards and reality shows. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.

In order to win, you must have the highest accuracy percentage – and maybe more than that. If more than one player has the best accuracy, the winner is the person with the highest accuracy plus most game points. So, remember to place your three super bets when making predictions. Each player gets one super bet of 500 points and two of 200 points with all the other categories worth 100 points. Strategy is key. Place those super bets wisely and they could crown you our winner.

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the winners of the Daytime Emmys and the Primetime Emmy nominations to the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Voice,” and “Survivor.” Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.

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