A trio of Experts — Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) — topped all others in predicting the 2014 Writers Guild Awards winners announced Saturday. They were best among 11 Experts that we polled in scoring a 50% accuracy rate regarding the WGA champs.
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For this year’s WGA Awards, voters chose “The Grand Budapest Hotel” over “Boyhood” (with “Birdman” ineligible) and “The Imitation Game” (with “The Theory of Everything” ineligible) in the top two film categories. Major television winners were “Louie,” “True Detective,” “Olive Kitteridge,” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
We then have a five-way tie for the next spot with Thom Geier, Jenelle Riley (Variety), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). The final spot among these 11 Experts is Tariq Khan (Fox News) with 13% correct.
50% CORRECT (4 of 8)
Edward Douglas (Coming Soon)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)
38% CORRECT (3 of 8)
Claudia Puig (USA Today)
Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com)
25% CORRECT (2 of 8)
Jenelle Riley (Variety)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
13% CORRECT (1 of 8)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)