Tony Awards nominations prediction scores: Best performances by our Experts, Editors and Users

Congratulations to Wombat988 for a very impressive top score of 95% predicting the Tony Awards nominations on Tuesday. He also had an outstanding point total of 14,386 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

While he wins our contest, the best overall score this year is by one of our Experts: Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly), who got an astounding 98% correct. 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 Ken Watanabe).

For our contest champ Wombat988, he was almost absolutely right as well. Like Bernardo, he also missed Watanabe (“The King and I“) as Best Actor in a Musical as well as Tony Yazbeck (“On the Town“). In their places, he had Gallagher (“On the Twentieth Century“) and Matthew Morrison (“Finding Neverland“). Otherwise, his complete slate was perfect.

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, Wombat988 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 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: Complete list of 2015 Tony Awards nominations

As mentioned above, our best of the 13 Experts predicting Tony nominations this year is Bernardo at 98%. 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 ( tie at 81%. The last two positions are held by Matt Windham (amNY) at 80% and Jesse Oxfeld (Forward) at 78%.

For our three participating Editors, Daniel Montgomery is way out front with 91% correct. Marcus Dixon is next with 71% and then myself at 66% right.

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

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

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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