Congratulations to our User KjartanAtliskarsson for an outstanding 75% prediction rate for Saturday’s Writers Guild winners. Over 600 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s WGA champs in eight categories, logging more than 5,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Writers Guild Awards 2014.
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.”
Three Experts tied our overall best score of 60%: Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). Claudia Puig (USA Today) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) were next best with 38% correct.
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.
None of our Editors did a good job predicting this event. Marcus Dixon was first with just 38% correct. Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, and I picked 25% right.