Congratulations to JackO for a very impressive top score of 95% predicting the 2015 Critics' Choice film winners on Sunday. He actually tied with seven other Users but had the best point total of 24,499 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Over 1,000 people worldwide predicted the winners in 20 categories. Among our scoring champ's best picks were George Miller ("Mad Max: Fury Road") for Best Director, Sylvester Stallone ("Creed") for Best Supporting Actor, and Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl") for Best Supporting Actress. In fact, his only miss was for Best Song where he had "One Kind of Love" instead of the winner "See You Again."
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, JackO 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 the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year's winners) with 85% correct. The other three groups — our Experts, Editors and overall Users — each have 80% right. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
For the seven Experts predicting Critics' Choice film winners, the best overall is Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) with a tremendous 90% correct. The second spot is held by Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) with 85% accuracy.
Third place is a tie at 80% between Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). The next spot is at 75% by Tariq Khan (Fox News) and then a tie for Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) with 60% correct.
Among the five Editors, Daniel Montgomery is in first place with 85% correct. We then have a tie between Marcus Dixon and Rob Licuria at 70%. I am in the next spot at 65% and then Matt Noble with 60%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
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