Thom Geier, Paul Sheehan, Peter Travers top all Experts predicting BAFTA Awards winners

A trio of  Experts — Thom Geier, Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) — topped all others in predicting the 2014 BAFTA Awards winners announced Sunday. They were best among 11 Experts that we polled in scoring a 72% accuracy rate regarding the BAFTA champs.

To see how all users fared, click here.

Related: Complete list of 2014 BAFTA Awards winners

One day after “Birdman surprised at the DGA Awards, British academy voters went the other direction by giving their Best Picture to “Boyhood” and Best Director to Richard Linklater. Otherwise, the acting categories went to the conventional choices of Julianne Moore (“Still Alice“), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything“), Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), and J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash“).

For the other eight Experts, the next best score was 67% correct by Edward Douglas (Coming Soon) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood).

Following them are Jenelle Riley (Variety) and Claudia Puig (USA Today) with 62% correct. Three more are next up with 58% right: Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Tariq Khan (Fox News), and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) follows with 39% accuracy. Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) has a 73% rate but only predicted 18 of the 21 categories.

Related: BAFTA winners include ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

72% CORRECT (15 of 21)
Thom Geier
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)

67% CORRECT (14 of 21)
Edward Douglas (Coming Soon)
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)

62% CORRECT (13 of 21)
Claudia Puig (USA Today)
Jenelle Riley (Variety)

58% CORRECT (12 of 21)
Mike Cidoni (Associated Press)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)

39% CORRECT (8 of 21)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)

What are your Oscar predictions? Make your picks now — click here — or scroll down to predict the Best Picture champ using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Best predictions will win that $1,000 prize. And the 24 Users with the best scores advance to a team to compete against our Experts and Editors next year. See who’s in our current Top 24 and their Oscar predictions. Meet the guy who won our contest to predict last year’s Oscars — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar. 

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