Congratulations to our User madadude for an excellent score of 71.43% when predicting the 2019 National Society of Film Critics winners on Saturday. He is actually tied with five other people — Hoster1, francessder, manakamana, estreslasdealgeruz and roger88 — but has the better point score total of 53,395 by using the 500 super bets wisely.
Over 1,100 people worldwide predicted these film winners for the seven NSOFC categories. Our top scorer had five of those correct — Alfonso Cuaron (Best Director), Ethan Hawke (Best Actor), Olivia Colman (Best Actress), Steven Yeun (Best Supporting Actor) and Regina King (Best Supporting Actress). He did not have Best Picture winner “The Rider” in his top three picks or Best Screenplay champ “The Death of Stalin” in his top three predictions.
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.” Gold Derby must evaluate each potential winner’s eligibility as per our contest rules. If eligible, the first-place finisher receives a $100 Amazon gift card.
For the eight Editors predicting, we have a five-way tie in first place with 57.14% for Marcus Dixon, Joyce Eng, Daniel Montgomery, Paul Sheehan and myself. Rob Licuria is next with 42.86% and then Tom O’Neil with 28.57%. Susan Wloszczyna picked six of the categories for 66.67%. See Editors’ scores.
For eight Experts picking, the top spot is a three-way tie at 57.14% for Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Eng and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone). Next up is Tariq Khan (Fox TV) and Susan King (Gold Derby) with 42.86%. Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) and O’Neil are tied with 28.57%. Anne Thompson (Indiewire) and Wloszczyna only picked six categories for 66.67% each. See Experts’ scores.
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 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on January 22.