Tonys 2016: The Results

...and how the critics and 22,149 Show-Score members predicted them

Show-Score | By Deeksha Gaur | Jun 12, 2016

Critics and audiences did really well predicting the Tonys, especially the one member who got 23 out of 24 correct!

The results are in and below is the analysis of all the awards. But before we dive in, we wanted to say a big congratulations to the 1 person who guessed 23 out of 24 right! (Too bad they missed Natasha Katz for "Long Day's Journey Into Night") We'll be reaching out to the winner shortly, so if its you, stay tuned! 

Additionally, 15 Show-Score members guessed 22, 63 guessed 21 right, and 178 guessed 20 right. Congratulations to all!



BEST MUSICAL

The Winner: "Hamilton"

Critics Say WILL Win: "Hamilton"

Critic Say SHOULD Win: "Hamilton"

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: "Hamilton"


Absolutely no surprise here!



BEST PLAY

The Winner: "The Humans"

Critics Say WILL Win: "The Humans"

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: "Eclipsed"

Already closed
The Humans
1,475 reviews
84
Overall Score

The critics’ consensus handed the Tony to “The Humans”, but this was by no means a unanimous decision. A handful of critics — like 47% of Show-Scorers — believe that “Eclipsed” would, and indeed should, take home the prize. Only 37% of Show-Score members picked "The Humans".



BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

The Winner: "The Color Purple"

Critics Say WILL Win: "The Color Purple"

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: "The Color Purple"


This was no contest! All agreed that "The Color Purple" would win. 



BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

The Winner: "A View from the Bridge"

Critics say WILL Win: "A View from the Bridge"

Show-Score Members say WILL win: "A View from the Bridge"


Again, all agreed that "A View from the Bridge" would take home the gold. 



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Nominees: Leslie Odom, Jr.

Critics Say WILL Win: Leslie Odom, Jr.

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda


The critics all predicted this one, but 55% of Show-Score members believed the award would go to Miranda, as opposed to 35% who believed it was Odom’s for the taking.

 


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Nominees: Cynthia Erivo

Critics Say WILL Win: Cynthia Erivo

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Cynthia Erivo


This is as close to a landslide as it got for a non-Hamilton show (especially in a category where "Hamilton" is nominated). 75% of all critics and 53% of Show-Score members believed Erivo had it in the bag.


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

The Winner: Frank Langella

Critics Say WILL Win: Frank Langella

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Mark Strong


The critics got this right, as did only 24% of Show-Score members. The majority of Show-Scorers favored Mark Strong to take home the Tony. 



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

The Winner: Jessica Lange

Critics Say WILL Win: Jessica Lange

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Lupita Nyong'o


58% of Show-Score members believed the Tony belonged to Lupita, but as predicted by the critics and 26% of Show-Score members, Jessica Lange won the day. 



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

The Winner: Daveed Diggs

Critics Say WILL Win: Daveed Diggs

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Daveed Diggs


Over 90% of critics and 66% of Show-Score members got this one right!



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Nominees: Renée Elise Goldsberry

Critics Say WILL Win: Renée Elise Goldsberry

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Renée Elise Goldsberry


Again, critics and audiences were pretty unanimous in their choice of Goldsberry. 



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Nominees: Reed Birney

Critics Say WILL Win: Reed Birney

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Reed Birney

Already closed
The Humans
1,475 reviews
84
Overall Score

For 43% of Show-Score members and our critics, this was a complete no-brainer.



BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

The Winner: Jayne Houdyshell

Critics Say WILL Win: Jayne Houdyshell

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Megan Hilty

Already closed
The Humans
1,475 reviews
84
Overall Score

While critics called this one, the majority of Show-Score members (40%) gave this one to Megan Hilty. Only 20% of members awarded this to Jayne Houdyshell. 



BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

The Winner: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Critics Say WILL Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”


Critics and audiences and the Tony voters all agreed on this one!



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATER

The Winner: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Critics Say WILL Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”


Again, no contest here.



BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

The Winner: Andy Blankenbuehler, “Hamilton”
Critics Say WILL Win: Andy Blankenbuehler, “Hamilton”
Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Andy Blankenbuehler, “Hamilton”


While critics believed that Savion Glover SHOULD win this category for "Shuffle Along", everyone agreed that "Hamilton" would take home the Tony...and they were right!



BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

The Winner: Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton”
Critics Say WILL Win: Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton”
Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton”


Again, while there was some debate about who should win among critics, when it came to who WOULD win, they agreed with 88% of Show-Score members...and the all-important Tony voters. 



BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

The Winner: “She Loves Me”

Critics Say WILL Win: David Korins, “Hamilton”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: David Korins, “Hamilton”

Already closed
She Loves Me
1,711 reviews
89
Overall Score

72% of Show-Score members and 50% of critics thought David Korins would take home the Tony. The critics believed that David Rockwell should win for “She Loves Me”. Only 13% of Show-Score members agreed, but the Tony voters awarded this prize to "She Loves Me."



BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

The Winner: David Zinn, “The Humans”

Critics Say WILL Win: Jan Versweyveld, “A View from the Bridge”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Jan Versweyveld, “A View from the Bridge”

Already closed
The Humans
1,475 reviews
84
Overall Score

Critics were torn about this category, but in the end, neither critics or audiences were able to predict the winner. Indeed, only 26% of Show-Score members got this one right. 



BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

The Winner: Paul Tazewell, “Hamilton”

Critics Say WILL Win: Paul Tazewell, “Hamilton”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Paul Tazewell, “Hamilton”


All agreed on this one!



BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

The Winner: Clint Ramos, “Eclipsed”; Tom Scutt, “King Charles III”

Critics Say WILL Win: Jane Greenwood, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Tom Scutt, “King Charles III”

Already closed
Eclipsed
633 reviews
87
Overall Score

57% of Show-Score members believed Tom Scutt would win for “King Charles III,” and the critics votes were all over the place. Only 20% of Show-Score members guessed with the Tony voters that Clint Ramos would take home the Tony.



BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

The Winner: Howell Binkley, “Hamilton”

Critics Say WILL Win: Howell Binkley, “Hamilton”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Howell Binkley, “Hamilton”


Although critics believed that Justin Townsend should win for "American Psycho", all believed that "Hamilton" would take this home.



BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

Nominees: Natasha Katz, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

Critics Say WILL Win: Jan Versweyveld, “A View from the Bridge”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Jan Versweyveld, “A View from the Bridge”


This has to be the surprise category of the season, with only 8% of Show-Score members predicting the winner. 



BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

The Winner: Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”

Critics Say WILL Win: Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”


Most critics and 86% of Show-Score members awarded the Tony to Thomas Kail for “Hamilton”.



BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Nominees: Ivo Van Hove, “A View from the Bridge”

Critics Say WILL Win: Joe Mantello, “The Humans”

Show-Score Members Say WILL Win: Ivo Van Hove, “A View from the Bridge”


Interestingly, while critics said Ivo Van Hove should win, they picked "The Humans" instead. They were proven wrong by the Tony voters and 47% of Show-Score members who handed the award to Van Hove.


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