Congratulations to our User SMHGarp for an outstanding score of 83.33% when predicting the 2017 Oscars winners on Sunday. He is the only one with that top percentage, ahead of 20 other people tied with 79.17% accuracy. He also had a great point total of 18,040 by using the 500 super bets wisely.
Over 5,400 people worldwide predicted these winners for 24 Academy Awards categories. Our top scorer got an amazing 20 of the 24 categories correct. On a night filled with upsets, he predicted the shocking upset of “Moonlight” (Best Picture) plus long shots such as “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Best Costume Design), “Hacksaw Ridge” (Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing), “Arrival” (Best Sound Editing), and “Suicide Squad” (Best Makeup and Hairstyling).
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.”
For Gold Derby’s Editors, four of us are tied at the top with 66.67% correct: Marcus Dixon, Daniel Montgomery, Paul Sheehan, and myself. Tom O’Neil is next with 62.50% right. Rob Licuria and Matt Noble follow with 58.33%. See Editors’ leaderboard.
We now move on to another big event, so be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums.