Gold Derby’s very own Paul Sheehan and Tom O’Neil are this year’s best Experts at predicting the Daytime Emmy Awards winners. They each tie with 56% correct at picking the champs for Sunday’s ceremony. Sheehan takes the top honors, though, with a better score of 1,948 to 1,386.
While some of this year’s winners were expected — like Anthony Geary (“General Hospital“) for Best Actor, Hunter King (“The Young and the Restless“) for Best Younger Actress, and “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Steve Harvey Show” in the Best Talk Show categories — others were pretty tough to predict. For both of our champs, they correctly chose Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for Best Talk Show Host and Donna Mills (“General Hospital”) for Best Guest Performer among the more difficult categories.
After Sheehan and O’Neil, the next best score is by Roger Newcomb (We Love Soaps) with 50% correct. A special note, however, for his astonishing score of 13,370, far exceeding our two Expert winners. He bet 100 points on “CBS Sunday Morning” when it had 100/1 odds, giving him a boost of 10,000 points.
Up next are Michael Maloney (Soaps in Depth) and Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential) with 45% correct. Michael Fairman (Michael Fairman Soaps), who won our Daytime Emmy nominations contest weeks ago, follows with 34% right. Lynda Hirsch (Creators Syndicate) is next at 23% correct.
Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by a tie between our Editors, overall Users, and Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners) with each group getting 50% correct. Our Experts collectively only got 38.89% correct. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
You can see their scores and yours 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.
Roger Newcomb (We Love Soaps)
Michael Maloney (Soaps in Depth)
Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential)
Michael Fairman (Michael Fairman Soaps)
Lynda Hirsch (Creators Syndicate)
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. 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.
Get started by making your own predictions for this week’s live episode of “The Voice” by using our easy drag-and-drop menu found at the bottom of this post. You can continue to update and change your predictions until each event starts. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice. And remember to place your 500 and 200-point bets wisely.
To enter your predictions for the other genre categories, 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 Billboard Music Awards and nominations for the Primetime Emmys to the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “The Voice,” and “Survivor.” Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.