Emmys 2021: Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) tops all Experts predicting nominations

Congratulations to our Gold Derby founder and president Tom O’Neil for the best score of 75.69% among Experts when predicting the 2021 Emmys nominations on Tuesday morning. He is tops among 32 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Almost 3,800 people worldwide predicted these 73rd annual Primetime Emmy nominees announced by previous winners Ron Cephas Jones and Jasmine Cephas Jones. O’Neil got 109 out of 142 nominee slots correct.

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For the other 31 Experts predicting, Jen Chaney (Vulture) is in second place at 75.00%. Tied at 73.61% are Kaitlin Thomas (Gold Derby) and Peter Travers (ABC). Up next at 72.92% are Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Michael Schneider (Variety) and Ben Travers (Indiewire), then Wilson Morales (BlackFilmandTV) at 72.22%. Tied at 71.53% are Thelma Adams (Gold Derby) and Matt Roush (TV Guide).

We then have a four-way tie at 70.83% for Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Libby Hill (Indiewire), Emily VanDerWerff (Vox) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby). Keith Simanton (IMDB) is next at 69.44%, and then Jazz Tangcay (Variety) at 68.75%. Five people are tied at 68.06%: Clayton Davis (Variety), Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes), Eric Deggans (NPR), Pete Hammond (Deadline) and Christopher Rosen (Gold Derby). Following at 66.67% are Ed Martin (Media Village), Hanh Nguyen (Salon) and Anne Thompson (Indiewire). Matthew Jacobs is next at 65.28%, and then Kelly Lawler (USA Today) at 64.58%, Shawn Edwards (WDAF) at 62.50% and Tim Gray (Variety) at 52.78%.

Participating but not predicting all categories were Susan King (Gold Derby), Matt Webb Mitovich (TV Line), Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly) and Ken Tucker (Yahoo).

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