Congratulations to our Expert Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times) for an excellent score of 81.97% when predicting the 2018 Oscars nominations on Tuesday. He is best among our 32 total Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. Whipp is just ahead of Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) with 81.15% and Anne Thompson (Indiewire) with 80.33%. He also has a great point score of 21,398 by using the 500 super bets wisely. See Experts’ leaderboard.
Over 8,700 people worldwide predicted these Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories. The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 4, in Hollywood and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second straight year. Whipp was perfect in predicting the categories for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Screenplay.
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.”
Following our three people in the front of the prediction contest, we have a tie in the next spot at 79.51% between Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) and Adnan Virk (ESPN). Following at 77.87% is Andrea Mandell (USA Today). There is then a tie between Pete Hammond (Deadline) and Tariq Khan (Fox News) with 77.05%. The four people in the next tie are Edward Douglas, Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Kevin Polowy (Yahoo), and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) with 76.23%.
The following group is also a five-way tie: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Brian Truitt (USA Today), and Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com) with 75.41%. Erik Davis (Fandango) follows with 74.59%, and then Sara Vilkomerson (Entertainment Weekly) with 73.77%. Up next with a 72.95% tie is Grae Drake (Rotten Tomatoes) and Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair). The next two Experts with 72.13% are Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) and Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly).
Tied at 71.13% are Bonnie Fuller (Hollywood Life) and Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo). Michael Musto (NewNowNext) follows with 69.67%, and then Tim Gray (Variety) with 68.85%, and a tie with Kyle Buchanan (New York Mag Vulture) and Eric Deggans (NPR) with 66.39%. Krista Smith (Vanity Fair) has 53.28% correct. Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere) only predicted nine categories for 26.23%. Dave Karger (IMDB) just picked eight categories for 30.33%.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank Oscar contenders in all 24 categories. Use the drop-down menus at the top of each page to see the other categories. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your Oscar winner predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on March 4.