Writers Guild Awards predictions: Joyce Eng (TV Guide) tops all Experts with best score

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Congratulations to Joyce Eng (TV Guide) for having the top score of 80% among Experts predicting the 2016 Writers Guild Awards winners on Saturday. Over 1,000 people worldwide predicted the winners in 10 WGA categories, including 10 Experts who cover film and television.

Eng got eight of those correct, including the feature film winners of “The Big Short” (adapted screenplay), “Spotlight” (original screenplay), and “Going Clear” (documentary screenplay). In fact, her only misses were Best TV Variety Talk Series, where she had “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” over actual champ “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and Best TV Drama Series, where she had “Mr. Robot” instead of the winner “Mad Men.”

Related: Complete list of 2016 WGA Awards winners and nominees

For the other nine Experts predicting WGA winners, 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.

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 WGA Awards red carpet interviews

80% CORRECT (8 OF 10 CATEGORIES):
Joyce Eng (TV Guide)

70% CORRECT (7 OF 10 CATEGORIES):
Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes)
Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior)
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)

60% CORRECT (6 OF 10 CATEGORIES):
Tariq Khan (Fox News)
Sasha Stone (Awards Daily)

50% CORRECT (5 OF 10 CATEGORIES):
Brian Truitt (USA Today)

67% CORRECT (6 OF 9 CATEGORIES):
Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com)

100% CORRECT (3 OF 3 CATEGORIES):
Kevin Polowy (Yahoo)

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