Congratulations to JohnMac13 for a very impressive top score of 84% predicting the 2015 Golden Globe film nominations on Thursday. He actually tied with GennadiyFyodorov but had the better point total of 26,324 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Over 1,000 people worldwide predicted the nominees in five categories. Among our scoring champ's best picks were "Mad Max: Fury Road" for Best Drama, Al Pacino ("Danny Collins") for Best Comedy/Musical Actor, Melissa McCarthy ("Spy") for Best Comedy/Musical Actress, and Alicia Vikander ("Ex Machina") for Best Supporting Actress. He was also perfect in choosing all five nominees for Best Drama Actress, Best Comedy/Musical Actress, Best Comedy/Musical, Best Director, and Best Animated Feature.
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, JohnMac13 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 a tie between by our Editors and Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year's winners) with 76.36% right. The Experts were next with 72.73% correct. The overall Users were last with 69.09%. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
For the 19 Experts predicting Globe film noms, the best overall score is by Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) with 80% accuracy. Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) is in the second spot with 76% correct. We then have a four-way tie at 75% between Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).
Next up are Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) with 73% right. Keith Simanton (IMDB) follows at 71%. A three-way tie at 69% features Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Michael Musto (Out.com), and Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly).
Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) are tied with 67% right. The final two spots are held by Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly) at 64% and Brian Truitt (USA Today) at 62%.
Among the five Editors, Marcus Dixon and I are in first place with 69% correct. Rob Licuria and Daniel Montgomery are next at 65%. Matt Noble follows at 62%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
Make your Globe winner predictions starting with Best Film Drama 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 last year's Globe champs). You can predict all 14 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.