Congratulations to DemitriMakeig for a very impressive top score of 69% predicting the 2015 Emmy Awards winners on Sunday. He actually tied with dsps84 but had the better point total of 3,569 compared to 3,183 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Over 1,800 people worldwide predicted the primetime winners in 32 categories. Among our champ’s best picks were Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black“) for Best Drama Supporting Actress, Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge“), “The Voice” for Best Reality-Competition Program, and “Transparent” for Best Comedy Directing.
You can see how your score compares to his 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.
For his efforts, DemitriMakeig wins a $500 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules. Second place and a $300 gift card goes to Dsps84. Third place and a $200 gift card goes to Chad with 65% correct and 7,945 points. All must meet eligibility requirements before prizes are awarded.
Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by our Editors with 46.88% accuracy. Every other group is tied with 43.75% correct: Experts, Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners), and overall Users. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
Related: Complete list of 2015 Emmy Awards winners
For the 18 Experts predicting Emmy winners, the best overall score is by Lynn Elber (Associated Press) with 63% correct. Second place is a tie between Pete Hammond (Deadline) and Matt Roush (TV Guide) with 57% accuracy.
We then have a six-way tie for fourth place for Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Sarah Ricard (Rotten Tomatoes), Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) at 54%.
Joyce Eng (TV Guide) and Jaret Wieselman (Buzzfeed) follow with half of the 32 categories correct. Then it’s Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) with 47% correct. Next up is Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post) at 44% and then Michael Ausiello (TV Line) with 41%.
The last few prediction scores are by Ken Tucker (Yahoo) at 38%, Eric Deggans (NPR) at 35%, John Griffiths (Us Weekly), and Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair).
For our five Editors, Daniel Montgomery is in first place with 63% correct. Matt Noble is next at 60%, then Marcus Dixon at 50%. Rob Licuria and I are in last at 47%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.