Congratulations to RichardR for a very impressive top score of 92% predicting the Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He actually ties with seven other Users but had the best point total of 20,215 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.
Each of those top predictors only missed two categories out of the 24 in our contest. For RichardR, his two incorrect picks were Best Featured Actor in a Play (he chose Nathaniel Parker over winner Richard McCabe) and for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (he selected Judy Kuhn over champ Ruthie Ann Miles).
You can see how your score compares to his in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. Or you can find your score by clicking on “My Award Scores,” which appears in the gold menu bar when you’re signed in to your account.
For his efforts, RichardR wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating his eligibility based upon our contest rules.
Among the predictor groups, the best performance was a tie between our Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners) and overall Users at 83%. The Experts and Editors are tied collectively at 75% accuracy. Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.
For the 16 Experts predicting Tony winners, the best score is by Andy Humm (Gay USA) with 88% correct. The second spot is a tie between Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan and Matt Windham (amNY) at 84% accuracy.
The third spot is a tie between Elysa Gardner (USA Today), Susan Haskins (Theater Talk), Harry Haun (Playbill), and Jesse Oxfeld (Forward) with each at 80%. Up next are Thom Geier (The Wrap), Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), David Sheward (Gold Derby), and Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) at 75% right.
Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly) and Michael Musto (Out.com) are next in a tie at 71% correct. Scott Feinberg (Hollywood Reporter) follows at 63% and then Jason Clark (Entertainment Weekly) with 59% correct.
For our four participating Editors, Daniel Montgomery is way out front with 88% correct. Marcus Dixon is next with 71%, and then myself at 63%, and Rob Licuria at 55%.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
In order to win, you must have the highest accuracy percentage – and maybe more than that. If more than one player has the best accuracy, the winner is the person with the highest accuracy plus most game points. So, remember to place your three super bets when making predictions. Each player gets one super bet of 500 points and two of 200 points with all the other categories worth 100 points. Strategy is key. Place those super bets wisely and they could crown you our winner.
Get started below by making your Emmy Awards picks for Best Drama Series. 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.