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Microsoft Nails All But 4 of 24 Oscar Predictions

Microsoft Nails All But 4 of 24 Oscar Predictions
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No one saw Neil Patrick Harris’s jaw-dropping tighty whities strip-down coming or John Travolta’s awkward face fondling, but Microsoft did accurately forecast nearly all of last night’s top Oscar wins.

The Redmond, Wash.-based corporate computing giant gazed into its Bing predictive analytics ball once again and rocked its Academy Award predictions, correctly pegging the winners of best actress, best actor, best director, best picture and more.

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In case you missed it, that means Microsoft accurately predicted the following Oscar wins, as noted on its research blog:

  • Best Film: Birdman
  • Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
  • Best Actress: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  • Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  • Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

In all, Microsoft, relying on an apparently awesome prediction model managed by research guru David Rothschild, nailed 20 out of 24 predictions. Last year, the bow-tied economist and pollster at Microsoft’s New York City research lab correctly foresaw 21 of 24 Oscar winners and 19 of 24 the year before that. Someone deserves an award. Maybe just the Lego kind. 

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Edition: May 2017

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