Gold Derby's panel of experts predicted the five telecast film races at the SAG Awards, and four of them correctly picked four of the five winners, for a score of 80%: Richard Horgan (Fishbowl LA), Guy Lodge (In Contention), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), and Chuck Walton (Fandango).
The rest of our experts were nothing if not consistent. All of the remaining 15 correctly predicted three out of five races, scoring 60%: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Thelma Adams (Yahoo!), Edward Douglas (Coming Soon), Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Kevin Polowy (Next Movie), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post), Keith Simanton (IMDb), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Glenn Whipp (LA Times), and Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today), as well as Gold Derby's own Tom O'Neil and Paul Sheehan.
FOUR/FIVE CATEGORIES CORRECT
Richard Horgan (Fishbowl LA)
Guy Lodge (In Contention)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Chuck Walton (Fandango)
THREE/FIVE CATEGORIES CORRECT
Thelma Adams (Yahoo!)
Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Edward Douglas (Coming Soon)
Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly)
Dave Karger (Fandango)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby)
Kevin Polowy (Next Movie)
Steve Pond (The Wrap)
Christopher Rosen (Huffington Post)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Keith Simanton (IMDb)
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)
Glenn Whipp (LA Times)
Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today)
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Read more about entry and rules here. Make your initial Oscar predictions now. Change them later as often as you wish up until Oscar Day. 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.