Congratulations to our User ChristopherK for an outstanding score of 90% when predicting the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners on Sunday. He was just ahead of nine others with 80% accuracy and also has a great point total of 12,325 by using the 500 super bets wisely.
Over 1,200 people worldwide predicted these writing winners for 10 WGA categories (three in film, seven in television). Our top scorer got nine of those categories correct: “Moonlight” (film original screenplay), “Arrival” (film adapted screenplay), “Command and Control” (film documentary), “Atlanta” (TV comedy series and new series), “The Americans” (TV drama 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 miss was choosing “American Crime” over actual winner “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.” Gold Derby must evaluate each potential winner’s eligibility as per our contest rules. If eligible, the first-place finisher gets a $100 Amazon gift card.
For Gold Derby’s Editors, Rob Licuria is best with 70% correct. Paul Sheehan and I have 50% right. Daniel Montgomery is next with 40% and then Marcus Dixon at 30%. Tom O’Neil predicted nine of the 10 categories for 33% correct. See Editors’ leaderboard.
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