Congratulations to our User RSHouston for a terrific 71% prediction rate for Sunday’s Grammy Awards winners. He defeated all others in predictions this year and also wisely used his 500 and 200 point bets for a great overall score of 8,194.
Over 800 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s Grammy champs in 24 categories, logging more than 19,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Grammy Awards 2014.
While Sam Smith swept through several of his categories (record, song, new artist), there were some upsets throughout the ceremony. Our own predictions winner correctly predicted Pharrell Williams (pop solo), St. Vincent (alternative), and Kendrick Lamar (rap) among the more difficult picks in getting 17 out of 24 categories right.
Among our six Experts who participated, Gold Derby’s very own Tom O’Neil beat them all with a 63% score. Just behind are Glenn Gamboa (Newsday) and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 59% correct. Edna Gundersen and Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo) are next with 55% right. Chris Willman follows with a 42% score.
I was crowned as our best Editor with a 67% score. Rob Licuria followed with 63% right, and then Marcus Dixon with 59% and Daniel Montgomery with 50% correct.
What are your Oscar predictions? Make your picks now — click here — or scroll down to predict the Best Picture champ using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Best predictions will win that $1,000 prize. And the 24 Users with the best scores advance to a team to compete against our Experts and Editors next year. See who’s in our current Top 24 and their Oscar predictions. Meet the guy who won our contest to predict last year’s Oscars — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar.