Congratulations to Ezra Cubero for having the top score of 58.33% predicting the 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics award winners announced on Sunday. He topped 10 other people who came in second place with 50% accuracy picking the 12 categories. He also had a game point score of 7,460 effectively using the 200 and 500 point bets.
Our score leader had seven correct predictions: Charlotte Rampling ("45 Years") for Best Actress, "Mad Max: Fury Road" for Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Cinematography, "Spotlight" for Best Screenplay, "Carol" for Best Score, and "Anomalisa" for 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, Ezra Cubero 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 25% correct.
For our four Editors, I had the best score, although weak with 25% right. Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, and Marcus Dixon tied with 17% 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 now 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.