Congratulations to Joseph for a very impressive top score of 92% predicting the 2015 Critics' Choice film nominations on Monday. He stands alone at the top with the best percentage and a great point total of 29,367 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Over 900 people worldwide predicted the nominees in 10 categories. Our scoring champ was able to get every nominee slot correct except for five: "Sicario" for Best Picture, Tom Hardy and Mark Ruffalo for Best Supporting Actor, "The Big Short" for Best Adapted Screenplay, and "Trumbo' for Best film Ensemble.
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, Joseph 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 the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year's winners), who collectively got 83.33% right. The Experts were in second place with 82.33% right. Our overall Users were next with 80.33% correct. Our Editors are at the bottom with 79.00% correct. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
For the five Experts predicting Critics' Choice film noms, the best overall score is by Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) at 81%. Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) is next with 80% correct and then Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby) follows with 78%. Next up is Tariq Khan (Fox News) with 75% accuracy and then Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) with 60%.
Among the five Editors, I have the best score with 84% correct. Daniel Montgomery is just behind with 83% accuracy. Marcus Dixon follows with 69%, and then Rob Licuria with 66%, and Matt Noble at 65%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
Make your Critics' Choice winner predictions starting with Best Picture to the right or at the bottom of this post and earn a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year's Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting the Critics' Choice champs). You can predict all major and tech film categories for this event.
As some of our Users turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it's important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our Users racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds.