Congratulations to our user umurtas for his outstanding predictions for Monday’s Producers Guild Awards nominations. Almost 500 Gold Derby readers forecast this year’s PGA contenders for Best Picture. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Producers Guild Awards Nominations 2014.
Click here for a breakdown of all top scorers.
Umurtas was one of an impressive 32 users who correctly predicted nine out of this year’s 10 nominees (90%), but he earned the highest score by betting 500 points on the race and correctly forecasting nods for the three biggest longshots: “American Sniper,” “Foxcatcher,” and “Nightcrawler,” all of which had 100/1 odds at the time he made his picks.
Those 32 users had better predictions than even our best experts and editors. I had the best predictions among editors, scoring 80%. Marcus Dixon was next with 70%, and Chris Beachum had 60%.
Almost all of our other experts were 70% accurate: Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Michael Musto (Out.com), Thom Geier, Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), and Tariq Khan (Fox News). Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan, Susan Wloszczyna and Thelma Adams followed with 60%.