Win prizes for best predictions at Gold Derby
At Gold Derby you now earn more than bragging rights when you score the best predictions. Win $100 Amazon gift certificates plus other valuable prizes for best scores when predicting award shows and reality TV programs. Winners of our "Survivor," "Amazing Race" and "American Idol" contests will get a chance to do public webcam chats with hosts Jeff Probst, Phil Keoghan and Ryan Seacrest here at Gold Derby. Winner of our "Americon Idol" contest victor will receive 2 tickets to one show next season (airfare and lodging not included). Read our Official Contest Rules.
Make your first set of predictions now. Change them as often as you wish. Here's what to do.
STEP ONE: Register for a free account HERE or sign in automatically using your Facebook account. LOG IN HERE.
STEP TWO: When you're logged in, you'll go immediately to your prediction page HERE. Click the TV show or award you'd like to predict.
STEP THREE: Scroll down the page to see the questions for you to answer if you've chosen a reality TV show.
Each question is worth 100 points that you wager against the racetrack odds set by our users' predictions. Plus you get one EXTRA bet of 100 points to apply to any question of your choice. When finished, remember to click "Save Predictions" button.
If you're picking an award event, the prediction area will be different. See below. Press on "Click Here" inside the category boxes to begin predicting.
STEP FOUR: A pop-up box will apear. Grab your choices from the left column, drag them over to the right column and arrange contenders by likelihood of winning. Notice that you can easily move the contenders up and down in the right column.
STEP FIVE: Wager points. Every category is worth 100 points -- with three exceptions. You get three Super Bets: one for 500 points and two for 200 points. Decide your bet in the drop-down menu located in top left corner of the category pop-up boxes.
STEP SIX: Always remember to click "Save Predictions" button, then move on to decide another category.
Save your predictions and check back with Gold Derby after the awards show to see if you've reaped the most game points. Here are our leaderboards.
BELOW: A brief and simple guide to how Gold Derby works -- including how you can post your award predictions and compete against the experts.
BELOW: After Gold Derby helped Cynthia Nixon to choose the right episodes to submit to Emmy judges in 2004, leading to her first Emmy win on her last year on "Sex and the City," she graciously thanked us:
BELOW: In 2011, just moments after winning the Emmy for Best Drama Series for a fourth year in a row, "Mad Men" creator Matt Weiner told us what's really important to him: winning the Gold Derby Award a few days earlier. (All site users choose nominees and winners, so join Gold Derby now.)
Win $100 predicting:
Emmys, MTV Movie Awards,
ACMs & Daytime Emmys
Read more about entry and rules here. Make your initial predictions now. Change them later as often as you wish up until the nominations or winners are announced.
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.