Oscars 2015: Big Data number crunchers try their hand at calling the awards

 As almost anyone who’s ever joined an office pool can tell you, Oscar predictions are famously squishy affairs, likely to flummox even a sophisticated film fan.

But in recent years, Big Data has attempted to turn art into science. This year such efforts are more prolific than ever — and more relevant, with the battle for best picture (presumed by pundits to be between “Boyhood” and “Birdman”) considered one of the more wide open in recent memory.

Author: Steven Zeitchik And Oliver Gettell


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