Independent Spirit Awards 2018: Erik Davis (Fandango) tops all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert Erik Davis for a terrific score of 81.82% when predicting the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards winners on Saturday. He is best among 14 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment world and awards shows throughout the year. See Experts’ leaderboard.

Almost 2,000 people worldwide predicted these Indie Spirits winners in nine categories. The ceremony was held by the beach in Santa Monica and was hosted by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. Davis picked “Get Out” for Best Picture with its director champ Jordan Peele and the four acting winners of Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell. He missed on Best Screenplay (choosing “Get Out” over “Lady Bird”) and Best Editing (picking “Good Time” over “I, Tonya”).

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 the drop down menu to go to “View Profile,” then look for the links to your “Award Show Scores.”

For the rest of the Experts making predictions, we have a very large nine-way tie at second place with 72.73%: Edward Douglas, Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com). Up next with 63.64% are Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) and Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere). Adnan Virk (ESPN) follows with 54.55% and then Keith Simanton (IMDB) with 45.45%.

PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until March 4

Be sure to make your Oscar predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on March 4. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our movie forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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