Congratulations to DamianWayne for an impressive top score of 67% predicting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards winners on Sunday night. He actually tied with BruceTsai with that same accuracy but had a better point total of 3,968.24 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Hundreds of people worldwide predicted the MTV VMA winners in 15 categories. Among our champ's best picks were Taylor Swift ("Blank Space") winning for Best Pop Video, Fall Out Boy ("Uma Thurman") prevailing for Best Rock Video, and Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend ("One Man Can Change the World") for Best Message Video.
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, DamianWayne wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules. He must meet eligibility requirements before prizes are awarded.
Among the predictor groups, our Editors, Experts, Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year's winners) and All Users tied with 33% correct, down slightly from 37.5% for all groups last year. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
For our only Expert predicting these music awards, Gold Derby's own Paul Sheehan had a score of 34% correct.
For our five Editors, Marcus Dixon, Daniel Montgomery, and I tied at 40%. Rob Licuria and Matt Noble finished next at 27%.
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 Emmy Award winners. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: $500 Amazon gift certificate for first place, $300 for second, and $200 for third, 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 Emmy Awards picks for Best Drama Series. 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.