Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) top all Experts at predicting the Emmy Awards nominations at Gold Derby. They both got an outstanding 74% correct out of the 24 categories available for picks. See leaderboard.
After Sheehan and Whipp, Joyce Eng (TV Guide) follows in the third spot among the 12 Experts with 72% correct. Fourth place is a tie between Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) all at 71% accuracy.
Lynn Elber (Associated Press) and Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine) are next at 69%. Ken Tucker (Yahoo) follows at 65% and then Eric Deggans (NPR) at 64%. The last spot is held by Robert Bianco (USA Today) and Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) at 58%.
For Sheehan, some of his best picks included “Better Call Saul” for Best Drama Series, Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline“) and Michael Kelly (“House of Cards“) for Best Drama Supporting Actor, F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland“) for Best Drama Guest Actor, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for Best Comedy Series, and Lily Tomlin for Best Comedy Actress.
For Whipp, he selected such underdogs as “Better Call Saul” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Kyle Chandler (“Bloodline”) for Best Drama Actor, Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) for Best Comedy Actor, and Mel Brooks (“The Comedians“) for Best Comedy Guest Actor.
Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by our Editors with 75.83% accuracy. Next up is a tie between the Experts and Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners) at at 75.18%. The overall Users follow with 71.5% 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.
Joyce Eng (TV Guide)
Ken Tucker (Yahoo)
Eric Deggans (NPR)
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 below by making your Emmy Awards picks for Best Drama Series. To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.
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