Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly) tops all Experts predicting Tony Awards nominations

Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly) is this year’s best Expert at predicting the Tony Awards nominations. She got an astounding 98% correct, defeating every Expert, Editor, and User who made predictions. In fact, the only thing she missed out of eight categories was one of the nominees as Best Actor in a Musical (she had Peter Gallagher instead of the correct choice of Ken Watanabe).

Related: Complete list of 2015 Tony Awards nominations

Bernardo is best among the 13 Experts predicting Tony nominations. In the second spot is Gold Derby’s own Tom O’Neil with 91% accuracy.

The third spot is a tie between Brian Lipton (Cititour) and Jason Clark (Entertainment Weekly) with 89% correct. Next up are Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway) at 86% right.

The next position is a tie between Thom Geier and Harry Haun (Playbill) with 84% accuracy. David Sheward (Gold Derby) follows at 83%. Andy Humm (Gay USA) and Michael Musto (Out.com) tie at 81%. The last two positions are held by Matt Windham (amNY) at 80% and Jesse Oxfeld (Forward) at 78%.

Among the predictor groups, the best performance was by our Experts with 91.25% accuracy. Our Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners) are in second place with 86.25% correct. We then have our Editors at 85.63% and overall Users at 80% right.Click each link in the previous sentence or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.

Related: Tony snubs include ‘Finding Neverland,’ Hugh Jackman, Larry David

See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.

You can see their scores and yours 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.

98% CORRECT
Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly)

91% CORRECT
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)

89% CORRECT
Brian Lipton (Cititour)
Jason Clark (Entertainment Weekly)

86% CORRECT
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway)

84% CORRECT
Thom Geier
Harry Haun (Playbill)

83% CORRECT
David Sheward (Gold Derby)

81% CORRECT
Andy Humm (Gay USA)
Michael Musto (Out.com)

80% CORRECT
Matt Windham (amNY)

78% CORRECT
Jesse Oxfeld (Forward)

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 Tony Awards winners, other awards, and reality shows. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: $100 Amazon gift certificate and a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.

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 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 winners of the Billboard Music Awards and the Primetime Emmy nominations to the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “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.

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