Congratulations to JasonOsia for a very impressive top score of 83% predicting the 2015 Oscar nominations revealed on Thursday. He also has a high point total of 29,521 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Over 3,400 people worldwide predicted the winners in all 24 categories. Among our scoring champ's best picks were all correct acting nominees for the lead categories and Best Supporting Actress. In fact, his only acting misses were Idris Elba ("Beasts of No Nation") and Jacob Tremblay ("Room"), who were replaced by Tom Hardy ("The Revenant") and Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight").
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, JasonOsia wins a $500 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules. Other winners near the top are Madadude at 82% (winner of a $300 Amazon card) and JamesFenimore at 81% (winner of a $200 Amazon card). All potential winners must meet eligibility requirements.
Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year's winners) with 79.76% accuracy. The Experts and Editors are then tied with 76.42% correct. The overall Users are last with 75.59% right. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
For the 23 Experts predicting all Academy Awards nominees, the best result is by Gold Derby executive editor Paul Sheehan with 79% accuracy. Second place is a tie between Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) with 77% correct.
Next up are Michael Musto (Out.com), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) with 75% right. Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), and Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly) are then tied at 74%.
Tariq Khan (Fox News) has 73% correct and is followed by a tie between Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), and Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) at 72%. Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) and Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post) are next at 71%.
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) follows with 70% accuracy and then four people at 69%: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), and Brian Truitt (USA Today).
Among the five Editors, Daniel Montgomery is in first place with 74% correct. We then have a tie between Marcus Dixon and myself at 72%. Rob Licuria is next with 71% right and then Matt Noble at 69%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
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