As buzz around the 85th annual Academy Awards leads up to the big night, movie lovers, celebrities, and experts are all taking to social networks to reveal their Oscar picks. But the choices that are making the most noise online might not be the ones that statistics analysis expert Nate Silver came up with, and they certainly show some interesting differences from what the critics are saying. But Oscar night always yields some surprises. So move over Ebert, social media data is in the house!
At Oscar.com, the Academy invites you to join the conversation in their Oscar Buzz section which reveals some of the current trending topics, including Adele, James Bond, and Naomie Harris. But let’s take a deeper dive and see what some data analytics firms and social media experts are seeing when they crunch the numbers, shall we?