Independent Spirit Awards 2019: Thelma Adams, Jack Mathews, Anne Thompson, Susan Wloszczyna top all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Experts Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Indiewire) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby) for the best score of 84.62%. They topped a total of 13 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 2,300 people worldwide predicted these indie champs at a ceremony in Santa Monica hosted by Aubrey Plaza. Film winners included “If Beale Street Could Talk” and its director Barry Jenkins plus actors Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”), Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and Richard E. Grant (“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.”

For the other nine Experts making picks, we follow with a four-way tie at 76.92% for Bonnie Fuller (Hollywood Life), Susan King (Gold Derby), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Kevin Polowy (Yahoo). A three-way tie at 69.23% is next for Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Keith Simanton (IMDB) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). Following them are Tariq Khan (Fox TV) and Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior) with 61.54%.

PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until February 24

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 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24.

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