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

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Congratulations to Couch Potato for an excellent 90% accuracy in predicting the 2016 WGA Awards winners on Saturday. He actually tied with one other User — AayaanUpadhyaya — but had the better point total of 7,718 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

Over 1,000 people worldwide predicted the winners in 10 Writers Guild Awards categories. Our top scorer got nine of those correct, including the feature film winners of “The Big Short” (adapted screenplay), “Spotlight” (original screenplay), and “Going Clear” (documentary screenplay). In fact, his only miss was Best TV Variety Talk Series, where he had “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” over actual champ “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Related: Complete list of 2016 WGA 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, Couch Potato wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules.

Related: Watch 8 exclusive WGA Awards red carpet interviews

For the 10 Experts predicting WGA winners, our champ is Joyce Eng (TV Guide) with 80% accuracy (eight of 10 categories correct). The only two wrong picks were Best TV Drama Series (where she had “Mr. Robot” over champ “Mad Men“) and Best TV Variety Talk Series (where she had “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” over winner “Real TIme with Bill Maher”).

The second spot is a four-way tie with 70% accuracy: Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), and Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby).

Tariq Khan (Fox News) and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) are next with 60% right. The only other pundit picking all 10 categories is Brian Truitt (USA Today), who has 50% correct.

Picking nine categories is Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) with 67% accuracy. Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) got a perfect score on the three film categories he predicted.

Among Gold Derby’s five Editors, Daniel Montgomery and Marcus Dixon are tied at the top with 80% correct (eight out of 10 categories). I am next with 70% right, and then Rob Licuria with 60% accuracy. Matt Noble only predicted two categories but got both right.

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? 

Make your Oscar predictions using the menu to the right or below. 

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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