Oscars predictions: Our Top 24 Users pick ‘Boyhood,’ Eddie Redmayne and …

To find the best Oscar predictions at Gold Derby, you should pay special attention to our Top 24 Users who reaped the best accuracy last year. Twenty-three of them scored 95% — they only got one category wrong — and now they return in a league to compete against our Experts and Editors.

Check out our Top 24 Users predictions here and see the rankings and racetrack odds generated when their picks are combined here.

Below: the breakdown by category of where their votes fall. One point of interest: Currently, only some of the 24 Users who had the best scores last year (see leaderboard) are making new predictions, so our official Top 24 chart is filled up with Users who actually ranked lower down in last year’s rankings. However, they still proved to be smarter than the thousands of other people who logged Oscar picks with us. But beware, some of them will drop out of the new Top 24 chart if previous best scorers return before Feb. 22.

Best Picture
21 predict “Boyhood”
3 predict “Birdman”

Best Director
22 predict Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”)
2 predict Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”)

Best Actor
14 predict Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”)
9 predict Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)

Best Actress
23 predict Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”)

Best Supporting Actor
23 predict J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”)


Best Supporting Actress
23 predict Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”)

Best Original Screenplay
11 predict “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
7 predict “Birdman”
3 predict “Boyhood”

Best Adapted Screenplay
19 predict “The Imitation Game”
2 predict “Whiplash”

Best Animated Feature
19 predict “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

Best Foreign Film
17 predict “Ida”
2 predict “Leviathan”

Best Documentary Feature
16 predict “Citizenfour”
1 predicts “Virunga”

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Here are the 11 best Users from last year (in order of how they ranked) who are in our current Top 24 chart. Click on gold links to see their current Oscar predictions.

2.) Kyle Bailey
4.) Bclores
6.) Paulcliff
7.) Ssfweb
12.) Patrick Marren
13.) Lars B. Frahm
14.) Dianying
16.) Gautam
18.) Danaeph
23.) Chris S
24.) Jmpatison

Make your Oscars picks now — click here — or scroll down to predict the Best Picture winner using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Best predictions will win $1,000 prize. And the 24 Users with the best scores advance to a team to compete against our Experts and Editors next year. See who’s in our current Top 24 and their early Oscar predictions. Meet the guy who won our contest to predict Oscar nominations this year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar. Register/log in to your account so you can also compete to predict the BAFTAs, Grammys, “The Walking Dead,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and more.

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