This Is How You Can Predict This Year's Oscars Winners


Statistics prove that the internet is most reliable for Oscar predictions. Just ask Google.

A phenomena called the "Recency Effect" is responsible for last year's Academy Awards Best Picture win for SPOTLIGHT. Interest for SPOTLIGHT gained traction later in the Oscar race as Google searches for the movie spiked past other nominees that exhibited popularity earlier on.

The "Recency Effect" explains that:

We are more likely to remember and prefer things we have seen/watched more recently.


Impress others with your Oscars prediction at the next water cooler gabfest by watching the clip in detail below.

(CREDIT: YouTube)

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