Predicting Oscar winners is a super fraught endeavor (here’s a good explanation of why) but lots of smart folks still take a crack at it every year. So, instead of announcing our picks based on who we liked or who looks like they might win, we figured we’d go a different route to participate in (and make sense of) the Oscars hubbub.
Since we are great at monitoring and curating the Internet, we combed and compiled all the Oscars talk we could get our hands on and pulled out 10 key sources to serve as a cross-section of Oscars predictors. We chose sources from a mathematician (writing for the Boston Globe) to film buffs to a right-leaning media company to (expert predictor) Nate Silver’s website to the Twitterverse as a whole, and then we created some visuals to show what the word on the web is around the Oscars. Enjoy our hard work below.
Looks like most everyone thinks J.K. Simmons will win it for “Whiplash” – except Twitter. The want Edward Norton in “Birdman” or Robert Duvall in “The Judge.”
A sort of two-horse race between Michael Keaton in “Birdman” and Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything.”
It’s no contest according to the experts. Julianne Moore should win for “Still Alice.”
Patricia Arquette in Boyhood is a different front-runner but Twitter thinks Emma Stone “Birdman” and Laura Dern in “Wild” deserve it.
Alejandro González Iñárritu for “Birdman”will probably get it but maybe Richard Linklater for “Boyhood” will.
Who do you think is more right… Twitter or IndieWire? Tweet us about it @brinkmedia. And I will be live tweeting the big day. Can’t wait.