Google’s Predictions For 2013 Oscar Winners – there has been much speculation this year about the likely winners of the main categories at tonight’s Academy Awards but now there are some picks using Google’s data.
Google has used the search volumes of the contenders in the major categories to suggest how the main Oscar categories would turn out if the members of the Academy behave as the rest of the world do.
In the Best Movie category the Google prediction is that the winner will be Ben Affleck’s political thriller Argo. The movie is based around a 1980 operation when the CIA and Canadian secret service attempted to get 6 people out of Iran disguised as a film crew.
Their pick for Best Director is the ever popular Steven Spielberg, who is nominated for the movie Lincoln. We won’t tell you what that movie is about as unless you have been living on the moon and skipped all of your school history classes we are sure you know.
In the Best Actor category Google’s search data thinks that Hugh Jackman is tonight’s man to beat. Hugh is up for the award following his role as Jean Valjean in the movie Les Miserables. We do wonder though if some of his searches are for people more interested in the fact that Hugh also played Wolverine in X-Men and in 2008 won People’s Sexiest Man Alive title.
As far as Best Actress goes the biggest number of Google hits was registered for Jennifer Lawrence who is nominated tonight for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook. Again the high number of search results might be something to do with her previous role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games or even just because she looks hot?
The Best Supporting Actor category brings up the first real surprise from the Google search results with Christoph Waltz emerging as the top of the pile. Christopher starred as Dr King Schultz in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Many might have expected Philip Seymour Hoffman, up for his role in The Master, to have been searched for more often. Also in the same category are Tommy Lee Jones, Alan Arkin and Robert De Niro.
The final category of Best Supporting Actress shows somewhat unsurprisingly that Anne Hathaway is the most searched for. This will not come as a shock to anyone when you realise that apart from her high-profile role as Fantine in Les Miserables she has also got married in the last few months and proved to be a highly popular search a few weeks ago when she suffered a wardrobe malfunction that showed she had left the house without remembering to put on any underwear.