Congratulations to Glenn Whipp of the L.A. Times for topping all other film Experts in predicting Tuesday’s 2017 Oscars nominations. He has the best score of 79.72% and beats out a total of 30 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. Over 5,400 people worldwide predicted these nominees across all 24 categories. Whipp was perfect in predicting the Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Animated Feature nominees.
Just a notch behind Whipp is Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan with 78.89% correct. Anne Thompson (Indiewire) is in the third spot at 76.67%. Following her with a four-way tie are Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Michael Musto (Out.com), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) with 76.39%.
See the Experts’ full leaderboard here.
Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil is next with 75.56% right. We then have the following scores: Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert).com at 74.72%, Adnan Virk (ESPN) at 74.26%, Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) at 73.89%, Tariq Khan (Fox News) at 76.61%, and Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) at 73.33%.
A three-way tie follows for Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), and Brian Truitt (USA Today) at 73.06%. The next group includes: Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) at 72.59%, Thelma Adams (Gold Derby) at 71.76%, Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) at 71.76%, Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) at 70.83%, Pete Hammond (Deadline) at 70.56%, Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) at 69.72%, Keith Simanton (IMDB) at 67.96%, and Tim Gray (Variety) at 62.39%.
Dave Karger (IMDB) predicted 21 of the 24 categories for 77.78% correct. Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) also picked 21 categories at 76.83%. Bonnie Fuller (Hollywood Life) at 68.42% and Erik Davis (Fandango) at 67.25% each picked 19 categories. Predicting 10 categories were Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere) at 71.78% and Jeff Sneider (The InSneider) at 64.67%.
You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. to see your own scores, go to the user menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold Derby when you’re signed in to the site. Use drop down menu to go to “View Profile,” then look for the links to your “Award Show Scores.”
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