Congratulations to three Experts for topping all others in predicting the 2017 Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday. Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Joyce Eng (TV Guide), and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) defeated a group of 20 journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year with the best score of 76.03%.
Over 3,000 people worldwide predicted these nominees in 24 categories for the 69th annual ceremony slated for September 17 on CBS. Eng got the entire lineup correct for Best Comedy Supporting Actor and Best Limited Series plus had such long shots as Matthew Rhys for “Girls” (Best Comedy Guest Actor) and Ann Dowd for “The Handmaid’s Tale (Best Drama Supporting Actress). Birnbaum correctly picked the entire roster for Best Drama Actress and Best Movie/Mini Actor, plus had impressive predictions with BD Wong for “Mr. Robot” (Best Drama Guest Actor) and Denis O’Hare for “This Is Us” (Best Drama Guest Actor). Whipp also had the Best Movie/Mini Actor slate correct, plus top picks in Brian Tyree Henry for “This Is Us” (Best Drama Guest Actor) and Hugh Laurie for “Veep” (Best Comedy Guest Actor).
You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. to see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold Derby when you’re signed in to the site. Use drop down menu to go to “View Profile,” then look for the links to your “Award Show Scores.”
After our top three scorers, here is how our other 17 Experts fared in Emmy predictions: Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) takes the next spot with 74.66% accuracy. We then have a three-way tie with 73.97% between Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Ken Tucker (Yahoo), and Adnan Virk (ESPN). Next up are Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) with 73.29% right.
Matt Roush (TV Guide) follows with 72.60%. A three-way tie is next between Bonnie Fuller (Hollywood Life), Pete Hammond (Deadline), and Robert Rorke (New York Post) at 71.92%. Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) has 71.23% and then Michael Ausiello (TV Line) with 70.55%. Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) follows with 69.18% and then Eric Deggans (NPR) at 58.90% and Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes) with 52.74%. Anne Thompson (Indiewire) predicted 22 categories for 64.38%. Jarett Wieselman (Buzzfeed) chose 21 categories for 53.42%. View our full chart of Experts and their predictions.