Congratulations to our User dazzagordi for a nice 60% prediction rate for Saturday’s Directors Guild winners. He actually tied with 18 other people but wisely used his 500 and 200 point bets for the best overall score of 14,700.
Over 500 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s DGA champs in five categories, logging more than 2,500 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Directors Guild Awards 2014.
For this year’s DGA Awards, voters chose to take their own path away from frontrunners in film and television. Unfortunately, that made it a very difficult year for prediction scores. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman“) upset Richard Linklater (“Boyhood“) as Best Film Director. TV winners included “Transparent” (comedy), “Homeland” (drama), “Olive Kitteridge” (movie/miniseries),and “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (variety).
Three Experts tied our overall best score of 60%: Thom Geier, Jenelle Riley (Variety), and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood). Finishing next with 40% correct are Mike Cidoni (Associated Press) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
Next up at a 20% accuracy rate are Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). Predicting none correct are Thelma Adams (Thelmadams.com), Tariq Khan (Fox News), and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby).
None of our Editors did a good job predicting this event. Marcus Dixon and Matt Noble got one category right each for a 20% score. Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, and I picked no winners correctly.