Congratulations to Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) for topping 19 Experts in predicting the 2015 Golden Globe film nominations on Thursday. She had an accuracy score of 80% and point total of 9,667 by using her 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Among our scoring champ's best picks were George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road") for Best Director, Melissa McCarthy ("Spy") for Best Comedy/Musical Actress, and Paul Dano ("Love and Mercy") for Best Supporting Actor. She was also perfect in choosing all five nominees for Best Drama Actress, Best Comedy/Musical Actress, Best Director, and Best Animated Feature.
For the other 18 Experts, 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%.
You can see how your score compares to theirs 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.
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.
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)
Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior)
Keith Simanton (IMDB)
Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly)
Brian Truitt (USA Today)
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