Congratulations to our User Dr. Fabe for scoring a great 80% when predicting the 2017 Directors Guild film nominations on Thursday. Along with dozens of other users among the 1,200 people worldwide, he correctly picked four of the five nominees and had the best point total of 7,996 by using the 500 super bets wisely. In his case, he had Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”), and Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”) and the surprising inclusion of Garth Davis (“Lion”). His only miss was leaving out Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”).
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For our 14 Experts predicting this category of Best Film Director at DGA, a total of 12 of them also had 80% correct: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Michael Musto (Out.com), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Brian Truitt (USA Today), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com). Trailing behind at 60% are Erik Davis (Fandango) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).
Among Gold Derby’s Editors, all six of us also have 80% correct. That includes myself, Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, O’Neil and Sheehan.
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