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Monday, September 1, 2014



Analysis: Oscar Preview

Sunday night is Oscar night in Hollywood, and, as we do every year, we'll be providing analysis and insight into the industry's biggest event of the year. Here's a preview of what we have in store.

First, our Predict the Academy Awards contest is nearing its deadline for entries. It's not too late to enter, and you stand a chance of winning all nine Best Pictures nominees on Blu-ray or DVD. We'll be announcing our projected winners, based on votes in the contest, on Sunday afternoon, in time for you to cheat on your Oscar party ballot!

C.S. has been publishing his previews of each of the major award categories, with Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay, Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Documentary and Animated Feature all previewed so far, and the Best Director and Best Picture previews coming on Thursday.

But that's not all...

On Sunday itself, we'll announce our projected winners in each category soon after noon. C.S. will then live-blog the awards ceremony itself.

Once the Oscars have been awarded, we'll be back with a wrap-up review of the winners, an announcement of the winners in our contest, and an analysis of how our projections compared to the actual results.

We'll also be looking at how our projections matched up with other Oscar prognosticators. A couple of sites that are posting predictions are GoldDerby and (if you have the patience for their ad-ridden page to load) The Hollywood Reporter -- Part 1 and Part 2. If there are other predictions you'd like us to take a look at, drop us a line.

Finally, for a nicely-designed analytical preview of the Oscars, check out the latest from iknow.io Labs.

Bruce Nash bruce.nash@the-numbers.com


Date posted: 2014-02-26