Congratulations to NgoKhang for a very impressive top score of 74% predicting the 2015 SAG Awards film nominations on Wednesday. He actually tied with AugB and Benutty but had the better point total of 20,920 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Over 1,000 people worldwide predicted the nominees in five categories. Among our scoring champ's best picks were "Straight Outta Compton" and "The Big Short" for Best Film Ensemble and Jacob Tremblay ("Room") for Best Film Supporting Actor. He was also perfect in choosing all five nominees as Best Film Supporting Actress.
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, NgoKhang wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules.
Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by our Editors with 61% correct. The Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year's winners) and overall Users tied with 56% accuracy. The Experts were last with 52% right. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
For the 14 Experts predicting SAG film noms, the best overall score is by Brian Truitt (USA Today) with 64% accuracy. Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) is next with 62% and then a tie between Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby) and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 61% correct.
Tariq Khan (Fox News) follows with 60% and then a tie between Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) at 57%. Just behind them are Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) and Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) at 56%. Up next is Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly) with 53% right, and then a three-way tie for Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) at 52%. The final spot is held by Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) at 48%.
Among the five Editors, Marcus Dixon is in first place with 65% correct. I am in the second spot with 61% accuracy. Daniel Montgomery is next at 57% and then Matt Noble at 56%. Rob Licuria follows at 52%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
Make your SAG Awards winner predictions starting with Best Film Ensemble to the right or at the bottom of this post and earn a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year's Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting last year's SAG champs). You can predict all six film categories (ensemble, two leads, two supportings, stunts) for this event.
As some of our Users turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it's important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our Users racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds.