Oscars 2016 predictions: Dave Karger (Fandango), Keith Simanton (IMDB) top all Experts

Congratulations to Dave Karger (Fandango) and Keith Simanton (IMDB) for topping all Experts predicting the 2016 Oscars winners on Sunday. They each had very high 80% accuracy rates with 19 of 24 categories correct. A total of 28 Experts, journalists and reporters who cover the film and/or entertainment industry, participated in this year’s contest.

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After Karger and Simanton, there is a three-way tie for the next best spot by Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly) with 75% correct.

Nine Experts are in the next position with 71% right: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby).

Seven people have 67% of the winners correct: Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Michael Musto (Out.com), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Brian Truitt (USA Today), Adnan Virk (ESPN), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).

The next group of Experts has 63% accuracy: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Tim Gray (Variety), Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters), and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times). In the final group with 59% correct is Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), and Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere).

In a tough year to predict Best Picture, eight of these Experts were able to make the impressive prediction of “Spotlight“: Adams, Douglas, Jacobs, Mantz, O’Neil, Simanton, Sinha-Roy, and Travers. For another difficult category, only Mathews chose Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies“) over Sylvester Stallone (“Creed“) as Best Supporting Actor. Part of Simanton’s great score had him as the only Expert to predict “Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre” as Best Song.

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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80% CORRECT (19 of 24 categories):
Dave Karger (Fandango)
Keith Simanton (IMDB)

75% CORRECT (18 of 24 categories):
Joyce Eng (TV Guide)
Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood)
Nicole Sperling (Entertainment Weekly)

71% CORRECT (17 of 24 categories):
Thelma Adams (Gold Derby)
Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior)
Pete Hammond (Deadline)
Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair)
Jack Mathews (Gold Derby)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Kevin Polowy (Yahoo)
Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)

67% CORRECT (16 of 24 categories):
Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post)
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Michael Musto (Out.com)
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Brian Truitt (USA Today)
Adnan Virk (ESPN)
Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com)

63% CORRECT (15 of 24 categories):
Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Tim Gray (Variety)
Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters)
Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times)

59% CORRECT (14 of 24 categories):
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)
Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood)
Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere).

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