Congratulations to our Expert Brian Truitt (USA Today) for topping all Experts predicting the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners on Sunday. His accuracy score of 70% was best from a total of 11 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year.
Over 1,200 people worldwide predicted these writing winners for 10 WGA categories (three in film, seven in television). Truitt got seven of those categories correct: “Arrival” (film adapted screenplay), “Command and Control” (film documentary), “Atlanta” (TV comedy series and new series), “The People v. O.J. Simpson” (TV long form adapted), “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (TV variety talk series), and “Saturday Night Live” (TV variety sketch series). His only misses were for “Moonlight” (film original screenplay), “The Americans” (TV drama series), and “Confirmation” (TV long form original).
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.”
For the other 10 Experts, Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) are next with 60% correct. Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), and Adnan Virk (ESPN) follow with 50% right. Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Anne Thompson (Indiewire) have 40% accuracy. Tariq Khan (Fox News) is next with 30% correct. Tom O’Neil predicted nine of the 10 categories for 33% right. See Experts’ leaderboard.
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