Congratulations to Denton for being the only person to score a perfect 100% score predicting the 2015 Billboard Music Awards winners on Sunday. He also had an outstanding point total of 15,912 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely on the 11 categories in our contest.
While several categories had expected winners — like Taylor Swift for Top Artist and Sam Smith for Top New Artist — others were much more difficult. Even on those tough ones, Denton was able to correctly predict Pharrell Williams for Top R&B Artist, Florida Georgia Line for Top Country Artist, Hozier for Top Rock Artist, and Meghan Trainor (“All About That Bass”) for Top Hot 100 Song.
For his efforts, Denton wins a $100 Amazon gift card because he meets the Gold Derby eligibility requirements based upon our contest rules.
Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by our Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners) at 90.91%. After that, our Experts, Editors, and overall Users are each tied at 72.73% correct. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
The only Expert taking part for this event is Gold Derby’s Paul Sheehan, who scores 73%. Our best Editor is Daniel Montgomery with a top score of 82%. Marcus Dixon is next with 73% and then myself at 64% right.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
As Gold Derby Users just like you usually turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s vital that you now give us your predictions on other awards shows and reality programs. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.
Get started below by making your Tony Awards picks for Best Musical. To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.
After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.
We are forecasting everything from the Tony Awards winners, Primetime Emmy nominations, and such reality TV shows as “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Voice,” and “Survivor.” Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.