Almost 1,200 Gold Derby readers predicted the winners in all 24 races at the Academy Awards. In total, our Users entered more than 25,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click on Oscars 2011.
Certain categories, like Best Picture and both supporting acting races, had the overwhelming support of our Users, Editors and expert Oscarologists.
Then there were those, like Best Actress, where almost all of Experts (26/31) expected Viola Davis ("The Help") to prevail. Just five of them foresaw victory for Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady") but hundreds of our Users thought she would finally win her third Oscar. Check out the category breakdowns here.
One User, snuggle4, outdid everyone scoring 88%. Ten more Users scored 84%: John, Jacob Burns, Jenna Martin, leiendeckera, Han Seung Min, Larry Gevirtz, Sean Holt, Meg Landau , lenny sadofsky and cmtoughill. See the full leaderboard here.
Our top Experts with 80% each were Pete Hammond (Deadline), Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). With 75% each were Dave Karger (EW), Kevin Polowy (Next Movie), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Gold Derby executive editor Paul Sheehan and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today). The Gold Derby odds also scored 75%.
With 67% were Scott Feinberg (THR), Kevin Lewin (WENN), Guy Lodge (In Contention) and Michael Musto (Village Voice). At 63% were Matt McDaniel (Yahoo! Movies), Sean O'Connell (Hollywood News), Chris Rosen (Moviefone), Anne Thompson (TOH) and Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere).
Thelma Adams (Yahoo! Movies) only predicted 12 races and scored 67%. See all of the pundits' Oscar rankings and predix here. See final score rankings at our leaderboard.
Among our Editors, Darrin Dortch scored 80%, David Schnelwar was at 75%, Marcus Dixon came in at 71%, both Matt Noble and Andrew Pickett scored 67%, and Chris Beachum, Rob Licuria and Daniel Montgomery were all at 63%.
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Below, meet our past winners of recent award prediction contests.
Oscar Nominations: New York state resident Tim Kressner (gufa54) won $1,000 for reaping the highest percentage (78%) when predicting Academy Award noms. Watch our video chat with him here and learn his strategy for making picks. See the leaderboard here. See Kressner's predix here.
Golden Globes (Film): Mario Gomez, a med studen in Mexico, won our contest with the highest percentage of correct picks (86%) and highest point score (2,693). See our video chat with him here. Two other contestants also scored 86%: lulo1989 and eastwest. Tom O'Neil reaped best Experts' score. David Schnelwar had top score among our Editors. See the leaderboard here to see if you made the top tier.
Critics Choice Nominations: Bryce H scored an impressive 83% when sizing up 20 categories. That was one percentage point ahead of our smartest Editor, Daniel Montgomery. Our top Expert was also one of our Editors, Paul Sheehan, who reaped 74%. To see how you performed, check out our leaderboard plus the score section of your account page.
Golden Globe (Film) Nominations: Jonathan was our top User, reaping a staggering 86% when forecasting the lineup of 10 categories. That put him six percentage points ahead of our best Expert -- Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) -- and eight ahead of our leading Editor, Daniel Montogomery. Did you made the cut on the leaderboard score breakdown?
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Winners: Christian aced all rivals, scoring 82%. That was almost 20 percentage points ahead of our top Expert (Edward Douglas of ComingSoon ) and Editor (Matt Noble), both of whom earned scores of 64%. Christian foresaw that surprise screenplay win for "Before Midnight." See leaderboard.