Two of the other Gold Derby writers, Marcus James Dixon and Ralph Galvan, joined me in a webcam chat (watch below) to dish the Golden Globes TV nominations with our predictions contest champ: Christy Moerkerken (screen name Christy-m). She scored a staggering 72% accuracy at forecasting the nominees in 11 categories; by comparison, I had 63%, Dixon was at 62% and Galvan was at 7%. While we wanted to know her secrets when it came to being the best at predicting the nominees, we also wanted to know who she thinks will win.
Moerkerken hails from Belgium where she owns a store called “The Bigger Picture,” an art gallery that specializes in modern and contemporary art, design and film books. “Because of my love for movies, there is also a clear link to movies and film stars in a large selection of our artwork,” she explains.
Among her savviest predictions were those foreseeing that the Globes would embrace so many new shows. Moerkerken went five for five in Best TV Drama Series, and predicted bids for longshots Wagner Moura (“Narcos“) and Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens“). As she says, “The Globes are the easiest award show to get into as a new show whereas the Emmys and the SAG Awards are more conservative and stick to the same nominees year in year out so I though I’m going out on a limb here and I’m predicting ‘Narcos,’ ‘Outlander.’ I think they’ll make some room for newer shows.”
As for the winners, our contest champ thinks rookies contenders, “Mr. Robot” or “Narcos,” are the best bets in the Best TV Drama Series race while the two entries from Amazon – last year’s champ “Transparent” and newcomer “Mozart in the Jungle” – look like the safest choices in the Best TV Comedy race.
Do you think you can do better than Moerkerken at predicting the winners of the Golden Globes. Then get started by forecasting the results in the Best TV Drama Series race to the right or at the bottom of this post.
If you get the highest accuracy rate, you’ll win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, a chance to chat with us, a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting the Globe champs).
Remember to predict all 11 TV categories (comedy, drama, movie/mini, supporting). And be sure to take a look at our contest rules.