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Predicting This Year’s Oscar Winners Using Just Math

Nomadland has done about all it can do to bolster its Oscar resume. Directors Guild? Check. Producers Guild? Check. BAFTAs? Check. Critics Choice Awards? Check. All of that adds up to a two-in-three…

The Math Behind Oscars’ Biggest Best Picture Upsets Ever

Yes, 'Crash' tops the list of best picture shockers, mathematically speaking, with only a 23 percent chance to claim the top honor over 'Brokeback Mountain.' What might contenders this year glean…

SAG Awards: Actors Whose Casts Are Also Nominated Are Twice as Likely to Win

Combing through 25  years of Screen Actors Guild Awards winner data results in some surprising intel for what could unfold at this year’s ceremony.

SAG Awards: Are Bigger Casts Better When It Comes to Capturing the Top Prizes?

Oscar mathematician Ben Zauzmer analyzed 25  years of Screen Actors Guild Awards winner data to yield some surprising results.

Predicting This Year’s Oscar Nominations Using Just Math

From new eligibility rules to new BAFTA voting procedures to a new awards timeline to watching all movies at home, this will be an awards season unlike any other.

Predicting This Year’s Oscar Winners, Using Just Math

Ben Zauzmer's comprehensive 2020 Oscars winners predictions using a mathematical model that takes into account prior victories during this awards season as '1917' vies with 'Once Upon a Time in…

Is the Oscars’ Inclusion Push Working? Breaking Down the Surprising Academy Numbers

In 2016, #OscarsSoWhite shamed AMPAS into remaking its ranks to better reflect a global audience. With another year of noms lacking in representation, an exclusive Hollywood Reporter analysis of…

Oscars: Decoding the Best Picture Race Using Just Math

Over the 92-year history of the Oscars, the top prize has gone to the predictable and the unprecedented, but the numbers behind the winners start to show some interesting patterns, writes a data…

Predicting This Year’s Oscar Nominations Using Just Math

A look at Oscar nominations 2020 predictions using a mathematical model.

Oscars Math: Does Playing a Real Person Increase an Actor’s Odds?

Take note, Renée Zellweger: Data scientist Ben Zauzmer breaks down all 1,708 nominees in 91 years and finds a slight advantage for stars playing actual people.

Can YouTube Trailer Views Predict Box Office Openings?

A data analysis of YouTube trailer viewership for films over the last two years finds that views are a decent, if imperfect, measure to roughly gauge how well a studio project could open.

Tony Awards: Predicting the Musical Winners Using Math

This year's frontrunner for the Tony for best revival of a musical begins with a song called "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'." This year's frontrunner for best musical begins with a song called "Road to…