Congratulations to Cerulean for having the top score of 85% predicting the 2015 Grammy Award nominations announced on Monday. He tied two other people who also scored 85% accuracy picking the four categories, but he also earned a game point score of 13,350 by effectively using the 200 and 500 point bets, which places him at the very top.
Our score leader correctly predicted 17 out of 20 nominees across the four general field categories. Among his savviest picks, he was one of the few to anticipate the Album of the Year nomination for Chris Stapleton's "Traveller" and the Song of the Year bid for "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town. Overall he correctly forecast four out of five contenders for Record and Song, three for Best New Artist, and went five-for-five for Album of the Year.
The Grammys also picked "Really Love" by D'Angelo for Record of the Year, but we cannot include that in our results since it was not an option in our predictions center.
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, Cerulean wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules. He must meet eligibility requirements before the prize is awarded.
The one Expert who predicted these awards was Gold Derby's own Paul Sheehan, who finished with a score of 70% correct.
For our five Editors, Marcus Dixon and Matt Noble had the best score with 70% correct. Rob Licuria, Chris Beachum and I tied with 65% correct.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
As Gold Derby Users just like you usually turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it's vital that you also give us your predictions for the Oscar nominations. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: a $500 Amazon gift certificate for first place, $300 for second place, $200 for third place, plus a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.
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 Oscar picks for Best Picture. 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.
After logging in, click on the "Predictions" button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.