Congratulations to our User PierceUNC for predicting a staggering 80% of this year’s Emmy Award nominees in 23 categories. Next best were a trio of our Users — Duke Silver, Aquila_Henry, and JOSH. — and Editor Daniel Montgomery with 79% correct.
Over 2,100 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s Emmy nominations, logging more than 35,000 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Emmy Award Nominations 2014.
Our winner was the only person in the world to beat our top Editor: Daniel Montgomery (with 79% accurate). Up next was Marcus Dixon with 77%. Matt Noble and I then tied for third with 75% correct. Rob Licuria and David Schnelwar tied at 72%. Daniel had terrific picks of Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”), Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black“), “Silicon Valley” for Best Comedy Series, and both Joe Mantello and Alfred Molina (“The Normal Heart“).
The overall best Expert was Gold Derby‘s own Tom O’Neil with 76% correct. In a tie for second place were Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times), and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 74% right.
Next up were Mike Cidoni (Associated Press) and Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) at 73%. Tied for seventh were Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Matt Roush (TV Guide), and Joyce Eng (TV Guide) with 72% accuracy. Steve Pond (The Wrap) is next with 70% followed by Ken Tucker at 69%. Robert Bianco (USA Today) had 68% correct. Lynette Rice (People) with 66% and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) with 65% completed 20 out of 23 categories.
Overall, our Editors were ahead of the curve, collectively scoring 75%, ahead of Experts with 72% and Users with 59%.
The easiest races to predict were Movie/Mini Actor (86%), Variety Series (86%), Reality-Compeitition Series (85%), Comedy Series (79%), and Drama Series (79%). The toughest were Drama Guest Actor (48%) and Comedy Guest Actor (49%).