Congratulations to our User JackO for a tremendous score of 87.50% when predicting the 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards winners on Thursday. He is actually tied with two other people — MDent3 and Dee Jones — but has the better point score total of 57,645 by using the 500 super bets wisely.
Almost 800 people worldwide predicted these film winners in eight categories for the awards announcement in New York City. Our top scorer got seven winners correct and only missed once (choosing Toni Collette of “Hereditary” for Best Actress instead of Regina Hall for “Support the Girls”). Right picks included “Roma” and Alfonso Cuaron for Best Picture and Best Director, Best Actor (Ethan Hawke for “First Reformed”), Best Supporting Actress (Regina King for “If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”).
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.” Gold Derby must evaluate each potential winner’s eligibility as per our contest rules. If eligible, the first-place finisher receives a $100 Amazon gift card.
For the seven Editors predicting, Joyce Eng is best with 75.00% correct. We then have a three-way tie between Marcus Dixon, Susan Wloszczyna and myself with 62.50%. Daniel Montgomery is next with 50.00% accuracy. Tom O’Neil and Paul Sheehan follow with 37.50% correct. See Editors’ scores.
For the six Experts making picks, Eng also leads with 75.00%. Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Wloszczyna are next with 62.50%. We then have Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) and O’Neil with 37.50%. Tariq Khan (Fox TV) is in the final spot with 25.00%. See Experts’ scores.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on January 22.