Congratulations to our Expert Anne Thompson for an excellent score of 77.69% when predicting the 2019 Oscars nominations on Tuesday. She is best among 34 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. She also has a great point score total of 28,132 by using the 500 super bets wisely. See Experts’ scores.
Over 8,600 people worldwide predicted these nominees in all 24 Academy Awards categories. Our top scorer had all eight of the Best Picture contenders correct, plus long shots like Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”) for Best Actress, Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”) for Best Director, “Cold War” for Best Cinematography and “BlacKkKlansman” for Best Original Score.
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 remaining 33 Experts behind Thompson, there is a second-place tie at 76.86% for Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times). Up next is a five-way tie at 76.03% for Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Tariq Khan (Fox TV), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Adnan Virk (ESPN). A four-way tie follows at 75.21% for Erik Davis (Fandango), Scott Mantz (Collider), Wilson Morales (BlackFilm) and Christopher Rosen (TV Guide).
The next tie is at 74.38% between Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) follows with 73.55% and then Tim Gray (Variety) and Perri Nemiroff (Collider) at 72.73%. We then have a three way-tie at 71.90% for Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Claudia Puig (KPCC) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby). Following them at 71.07% with a four-way tie is Alicia Malone (TCM), Andrea Mandell (USA Today), Michael Musto (NewNowNext) and Keith Simanton (IMDB).
Our final groupings start with Bonnie Fuller (Hollywood Life) and Kevin Polowy (Yahoo) at 70.25%. Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) is next with 69.42% and then Brian Truitt (USA Today) at 68.60%. Susan King (Gold Derby) is at 65.29%, Jeffrey Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere) is at 64.46% and Eric Deggans (NPR) is at 61.98%. Krista Smith (Vanity Fair) predicted 15 categories for 50.41%. Dave Karger (IMDB) predicted 9 categories for 31.40%. Grae Drake (Rotten Tomatoes) predicted 1 category for 4.96%.
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.