Congratulations to DamianWayne for an impressive 85.71% accuracy rate in predicting the 2016 BAFTA Awards film winners on Sunday. He actually tied with five other people with that high percentage but had the best point total of 16,681 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Over 1,400 people worldwide predicted the winners in 21 categories. Our top scorer picked the right choices in 18 of those categories, including Best Picture and Best Director going to “The Revenant,” Best Actor to Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), Best Actress to Brie Larson (“Room“), and Best Supporting Actor to Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies“). In fact, his only misses were: Best Supporting Actress, where he chose Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina“) instead of Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs“); Best Sound, where he picked “Mad Max: Fury Road” instead of “The Revenant”; and Best Costume Design, where he selected “Carol” over “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
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, DamianWayne wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules.
For the 11 Experts predicting BAFTA film winners, we have a three-way tie as the best pundit: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby). They each predicted 15 of the 21 categories correctly.
In the next spot are Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) with 67% accuracy. Following them are Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Keith Simanton (IMDB) with 62% right. Brian Truitt (USA Today) finishes with 48% accuracy.
The other three Experts did not predict all 21 categories. Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) picked 20 categories with 50% correct. Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) chose 10 categories with 50% right. Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) predicted nine categories with 78% correct.
Among Gold Derby’s five Editors, Marcus Dixon and Rob Licuria are tied for first place with 72% correct. Daniel Montgomery is next with 67% right. Matt Noble follows at 62%, and then I am at the bottom with 53%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
How will these results translate to the Oscars on February 28? What do you think will win Best Picture?
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