Directors Guild Awards prediction scores: Best performances by our Experts, Editors and Users

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Congratulations to Gatorfan for a terrific 87.5% accuracy in predicting the 2016 DGA Awards winners on Saturday. He actually tied with one other User — ObstinateJulia — but had the better point total of 8,882 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

Over 1,000 people worldwide predicted the winners in eight categories. Our top scorer got seven of the eight categories correct, only missing out on Best Variety Series Directing. He chose “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” over winner “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” That means he also predicted surprise winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant“) over favorite George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road“) for Best Film Director.

Related: Complete list of 2016 DGA Awards winners and nominees

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, Gatorfan wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules.

Related: Watch 8 exclusive DGA Awards red carpet interviews

For the 14 Experts predicting DGA winners, our champ is Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil with 63% correct. In fact, he was the only pundit to correctly pick Inarritu for the top prize.

Second place is a tie between Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), and Tariq Khan (Fox News) with 50% right. Up next are six people with 38% accuracy: Pete Hammond (Deadline), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Brian Truitt (USA Today), and Susan Wloszczyna (

Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) follows with 25% and then Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) with 13% correct.

Predicting three of the eight categories were Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) with 34% right and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) with none correct.

Among Gold Derby’s five Editors, Daniel Montgomery was the best with 63% correct. We then have a tie between Marcus Dixon and Matt Noble at 50%. I am next with 38% right and then Rob Licuria with 25% accuracy.

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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You’ll compete to win our contest prizes for best picks — $500 (first place), $300 (second place) and $200 (third place) in Amazon gift certificates — 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 this year’s Oscar nominations). Be sure to read our contest rules.

Meet the guy who won our contest to predict the Oscar nominations last year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar.

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