Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) tops all Experts predicting 2014 Oscar nominations

Sasha Stone of Awards Daily tops all film Experts in predicting the 2014 Academy Awards nominations announced Thursday. She was best among 27 Experts that we polled by scoring an outstanding 78% correct regarding the Oscar nominees.

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Related: Complete list of 2014 Oscar nominations

Oscar voters nominated many of the expected contenders, including “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” their actors and expected technical people. But some picks were difficult, including several by Stone, who predicted all eight Best Picture nominees, nine of the 10 screenplay nominees (missing only on “Gone Girl“), “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” for Best Animated Feature, and “Unbroken” for both sound categories.

After Stone, Steve Pond (The Wrap) and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) were incredibly close to her in second place with 76% correct. The fourth spot is held by Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Neil with 75% right.

Up next are Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) with 74% correct. We then have a four-way tie at 71% accuracy between Pete Hammond (Deadline), Mary Milliken (Reuters), Claudia Puig (USA Today), and Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post).

Next best were Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) at 70% right. Following them in a six-way tie are Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Thom Geier, Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) Tariq Khan (Fox News), Michael Musto (Out.com), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).  Just behind is Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) with 67% accuracy.

Thelma Adams (Thelmadams.com), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), and Jenelle Riley (Variety) are up next at 66% right. Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) and Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) follow at 65% correct. And then Keith Simanton (IMDB) and Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) at 63% right. Dave Karger (Fandango) has 70% correct but only predicted 21 of the 24 categories.

Related: Oscar records set by Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Michael Keaton

78% CORRECT (96 of 123)
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)

76% CORRECT (94 of 123)
Steve Pond (The Wrap)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)

75% CORRECT (93 of 123)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)

74% CORRECT (91 of 123)
Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter)
Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times)

71% CORRECT (87 of 123)
Pete Hammond (Deadline)
Mary Milliken (Reuters)
Claudia Puig (USA Today)
Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post)

70% CORRECT (86 of 123)
Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly)
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)

69% CORRECT (85 of 123)
Edward Douglas (Coming Soon)
Thom Geier
Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Michael Musto (Out.com)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)

67% CORRECT (82 of 123)
Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com)

66% CORRECT (81 of 123)
Thelma Adams (Thelmadams.com)
Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Jenelle Riley (Variety)

65% CORRECT (80 of 123)
Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood)
Kevin Polowy (Yahoo)

63% CORRECT (77 of 123)
Keith Simanton (IMDB)
Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere)
 

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