Michael Fairman tops all Experts predicting 2015 Daytime Emmy nominations

One Expert stands above all others when predicting the 2015 Daytime Emmy nominations — Michael Fairman (Michael Fairman Soaps). He is best among the eight Experts that we polled with 67% correct in forecasting this year’s contenders.

Related: Complete list of 2015 Daytime Emmy nominations

While many of this year’s Daytime Emmy nominees were expected, some on Fairman’s predictions list were considered longer shots. They include Peggy McCay (“Days of Our Lives“) and Lisa LoCicero (“General Hospital“) and Linsey Godfrey (“The Bold and the Beautiful“) for Best Supporting Actress.

Among our other eight Experts, the next best after Fairman is Dan Kroll (Soap Central) at 65% right.

We then have a three-way tie between Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 64% accuracy.

The next three are Richard Simms (Soaps in Depth) at 62%, Roger Newcomb (We Love Soaps) at 58%, and Lynda Hirsch (Creators Syndicate) at 57%.

Among the predictor groups, our Editors and Top 24 Users are best with 66.67% correct. Our Experts ae next with 63.89% right, followed by the overall Users at 61.11%. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart  to see which categories were best and worst for all of this year’s nominees.

See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.

You can see their scores and yours in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. Or you can find your score by clicking on “My Award Scores,” which appears in the gold menu bar when you’re signed in to your account.

Michael Fairman (Michael Fairman Soaps)

Dan Kroll (Soap Central)

Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)

Richard Simms (Soaps in Depth)

Roger Newcomb (We Love Soaps)

Linda Hirsch (Creators Syndicate)

Related: Shocking Daytime Emmy nominee snubs

As Gold Derby Users just like you usually turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s vital that you now give us your predictions. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.

In order to win, you must have the highest accuracy percentage – and maybe more than that. If more than one player has the best accuracy, the winner is the person with the highest accuracy plus most game points. So, remember to place your three super bets when making predictions. Each player gets one super bet of 500 points and two of 200 points with all the other categories worth 100 points. Strategy is key. Place those super bets wisely and they could crown you our winner.

Get started by making your own predictions for Best Drama Series using our easy drag-and-drop menu found at the bottom of this post. You can continue to update and change your predictions until the weekend of the awards, starting Friday, April 24 with the Creative Arts ceremony and concluding on Sunday, April 26, at the live telecast on the Pop Network. Just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice. And remember to place your 500 and 200-point bets wisely.

To enter your predictions for the other genre categories, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Primetime Emmys to the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “The Voice,” and “Survivor.” Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.

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