Congratulations to Eugenev94 for having the top score of 55.56% predicting the 2015 New York Film Critics Circle award winners announced on Wednesday. He actually tied with three other Users picking five of the nine categories correctly but earned the most game points (17,175) based on effective use of the 200 and 500 point bets.
The movie "Carol" was a favorite with this critics' group, capturing three of the 10 categories we were predicting. Our score leader had correct picks of Todd Haynes ("Carol") as Best Director, Saoirse Ronan ("Brooklyn") as Best Actress, "Inside Out" for Best Animated Feature, and "Carol" for both Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. Since the group chose Michael Keaton ("Spotlight") as Best Actor, we can not include that in our results since he was only available as an option in the supporting race.
You can see how your score compares to hers 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 her efforts, Eugenev94 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.
One Expert predicted these awards, Gold Derby's own Paul Sheehan, who finished with a score of 22.22% correct.
For our four Editors, Rob Licuria and Daniel Montgomery tied with 22.22%, followed by myself at 11.11%, and Marcus Dixon with none right.
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 Grammy nominations. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: a $100 Amazon gift certificate, 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.
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