Congratulations to our User AndreaGeisen for a perfect 100% prediction rate for Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild film winners. She actually tied with 83 other people but wisely used her 500 and 200 point bets for the best overall score of 3,113.
Over 1,100 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s SAG film champs in the five categories, logging more than 5,500 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click SAG Awards (Film) 2014.
Most of this year’s SAG winners were recycled from the Golden Globes and critics awards, including Julianne Moore (“Still Alice“), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash“), and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood“). As with the PGA this weekend, they also chose “Birdman” for the top category. The one surprise happened when Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything“) defeated Michael Keaton (“Birdman“) as Best Actor.
Gold Derby’s very own founder Tom O’Neil stuck with his season-long Redmayne pick and also finished with a perfect score. Out of 15 Experts we polled, eight of them had an 80% score for second place: Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter), Thom Geier, Jenelle Riley (Variety), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
A six-week tie at 60% accuracy finishes our Experts rundown with Thelma Adams (Thelmadams.com), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).
Rob Licuria was proclaimed Gold Derby’s best Editor by also having a 100% score. Daniel Montgomery, Marcus Dixon, Matt Noble, and I were behind by one category at 80% correct.