Emmys 2018: Lynn Elber (AP), Ben Travers (Indiewire), Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) top all Experts predicting nominees

Congratulations to our Experts Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Ben Travers (Indiewire) and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) for a terrific score of 75.68% when predicting the 2018 Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday. These three journalists tied for the lead among 19 media members who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ leaderboard.

Over 3,100 people worldwide predicted these Emmys nominees in 24 categories. The awards ceremony will be held on September 17 in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost. Elber had 100% predictions for Best TV Movie, Best Variety Sketch Series and Best Reality-Competition Program. Travers had perfect predictions for Best Drama Series, Best TV Movie and Best Variety Sketch Series. Whipp had everything correct for Best Comedy Series, Best Drama Series, Best TV Movie, Best Variety Sketch Series and Best Reality-Competition Program.

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 the drop down menu to go to “View Profile,” then look for the links to your “Award Show Scores.”

For the remainder of Experts following our trio of leaders, Anne Thompson (Indiewire) is next with 75.00%. Pete Hammond (Deadline) then has 74.32%. We then have a six-way tie at 73.65% with Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Chris Harnick (E!), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Adnan Virk (ESPN).

Debra Birnbaum (Variety) follows with 72.97% and then Matt Roush (TV Guide) with 72.30% and Robert Rorke (New York Post) with 70.27%. We then have a tie at 69.59% with Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) and Ken Tucker (Yahoo). Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) is next with 68.92%. Eric Deggans (NPR) only predicted 20 categories for 50.00%. Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) just picked 18 categories for 54.05%.

PREDICT the Emmy winners now; change them until September 17

Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before winners are announced on September 17. Be sure to also predict winners for the Creative Arts ceremonies slated for September 8 and 9. And join in the fun debate over the 2018 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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