Indie Spirits Awards 2016 predictions: Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Keith Simanton (IMDB) top all Experts

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Congratulations to Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) and Keith Simanton (IMDB) for perfect scores in predicting the 2016 Indie Spirits Awards film winners on Saturday. A total of 15 Experts and over 1,400 people worldwide predicted the winners in 11 categories.

Those champs included “Spotlight five times (picture, director, screenplay, editing, ensemble), Brie Larson for “Room” (actress), Abraham Attah for “Beasts of No Nation” (actor), Mya Taylor for “Tangerine” (supporting actress), and Idris Elba for “Beasts of No Nation” (supporting actor).

Related: Complete list of 2016 Indie Spirits Awards winners and nominees

After Polowy and Simanton, we then have a seven-way tie in the next spot with 91% correct: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Brian Truitt (USA Today), and Susan Wloszczyna (

The next group of Experts are tied with 82% accuracy: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby). The last spot is held by Adnan Virk (ESPN) with 73% right.

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.

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100% CORRECT (11 of 11 categories):
Kevin Polowy (Yahoo)
Keith Simanton (IMDB)

91% CORRECT (10 of 11 categories):
Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Brian Truitt (USA Today)
Susan Wloszczyna (

82% CORRECT (9 of 11 categories):
Thelma Adams (Gold Derby)
Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior)
Joyce Eng (TV Guide)
Jack Mathews (Gold Derby)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)

73% CORRECT (8 of 11 categories):
Adnan Virk (ESPN)

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