Directors Guild Awards predictions: Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) tops all Experts with best score

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Congratulations to Gold Derby’s very own founder Tom O’Neil for having the top score of 63% predicting the 2016 Directors Guild Awards winners on Saturday. In fact, he was the only pundit to correctly pick Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“The Revenant“) over the frontrunner George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road“) for the top prize of Best Film Director.

O’Neil correctly picked “Game of Thrones” (drama series), “Bessie” (tv movie), “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary” (variety special), and Alex Garland for “Ex Machina” (First-Time Film Director).

Related: Complete list of 2016 DGA Awards winners and nominees

For the other 13 Experts predicting DGA winners, 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.

You can see how your score compares to theirs 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.

See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.

Related: Watch 8 exclusive DGA Awards red carpet interviews

Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)

Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Joyce Eng (TV Guide)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)

Pete Hammond (Deadline)
Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood)
Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Brian Truitt (USA Today)
Susan Wloszczyna (

Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior)

Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)

Kevin Polowy (Yahoo)

Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)

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