Emmys 2019 nominations: Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil tops all Experts predicting nominees

Congratulations to our Gold Derby founder Tom O’Neil for a tremendous score of 72.48% when predicting the 2019 Emmy Awards nominations on Tuesday. He is tops among 28 Experts, journalists who cover television or the entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Almost 4,000 people worldwide predicted these Emmy nominees announced by D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong in North Hollywood. O’Neil got 108 out of 143 nominee slots correct, including some tough ones like “Succession” for Best Drama Series, Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) for Best Drama Actor, Jharrel Jerome (“When They See Us”) for Best Movie/Limited Series Actor and Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”) for Best Comedy Actress.

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 other 27 Experts predicting, Thelma Adams (Gold Derby) and Christopher Rosen (TV Guide) are tied for second place at 71.81%. We then have a three-way tie at 71.14% for Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Pete Hammond (Deadline) and Nikki Novak (Fandango). Up next at 70.47% are Jen Chaney (Vulture), Chris Harnick (E!), Robert Rorke (New York Post) and Ben Travers (Indiewire). A four-way tie follows at 69.80% for Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Kaitlin Thomas (TV Guide), Ken Tucker (Yahoo) and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times).

Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) are up next with 68.46%. Michael Schneider (Variety) follows at 67.79% and then Mary Murphy (Gold Derby) and Matt Roush (TV Guide) at 67.11%. Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby) are next at 66.44% and then Kelly Lawler (USA Today) at 65.10%. The remaining scores are for Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) at 63.76%, Stacey Wilson Hunt (Gold Derby) at 63.09% and Ed Martin (Media Village) at 61.74%. Not predicting all categories were Anne Thompson (Indiewire) at 66.44%, Eric Deggans (NPR) at 50.34% and Matt Webb Mitovich (TVLine) at 42.28%.

PREDICT the Emmys now; change them until September 22

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 22. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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