Congratulations to our User GaryGarla for an excellent 95% prediction rate for Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards winners. He actually tied with two other people – EricaFalcoPedroCruz and Khan2705 – but wisely used his 500 and 200 point bets for the best overall score of 6,688.
Over 800 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s BFCA champs in 18 categories, logging more than 14,400 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Critics Choice Awards 2014.
For the most part, the critics went along with the season favorites of “Boyhood,” Julianne Moore (“Still Alice“), Michael Keaton (“Birdman“), Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), and J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash“). In fact, with a 95% success rate for the ceremony, our winner GaryGarla only missed one category: Best Film Editing for “Birdman” (he predicted “Boyhood” instead).
Out of 10 Experts we polled, our most impressive score was a tie between Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) with 78% correct. The next best included a three-way tie between Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Tariq Khan (Fox News), and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 73% right.
The next spot is held jointly by Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Neil and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) with 67% accuracy. Up next is Thom Geier at 62% and then Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) and Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) at 56% right.
Daniel Montgomery was proclaimed Gold Derby’s best Editor with 73% correct this year. Marcus Dixon was next at 67% right and then myself at a weak 56%. Rob Licuria had 77% and Matt Noble was at 71%, but they each only predicted 17 of the 18 categories.