Congratulations to our User CaptFresh for an outstanding 79% prediction rate for Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards winners for film. He actually tied with nine other people but wisely used his 500 and 200 point bets for the best overall score of 5,350.
Over 1,500 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s Globe champs in the 14 film categories, logging more than 21,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Golden Globes (Film) 2014.
Globe voters followed several of the precursors with wins for “Boyhood,” Julianne Moore (“Still Alice“), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything“), Michael Keaton (“Birdman“), Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), and J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash“). But some picks were difficult, including several by our winner CaptFresh who predicted “The Grand Budapest Hotel” for Best Comedy/Musical Film, “Birdman” for Best Screenplay, and “Leviathan” for Best Foreign Language Film.
Our most impressive score by an Expert was from Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) with 79% correct, who tied with our top Users. Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Neil was in second place with 72% accuracy. We then have a four-way tie between Michael Musto (Out.com), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) with 65% accuracy.
Next best were Thom Geier, Claudia Puig (USA Today), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) tied with 58% correct. We then have a 10-way tie at 50% with Thelma Adams (Thelmadams.com), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times).
Daniel Montgomery was proclaimed Gold Derby’s best Editor with 65% correct this year. Marcus Dixon and Rob Licuria were next at 58%, followed by myself at 50% and Matt Noble at 43%.