Harvard Data Science Review Podcast

Predicting (2021) Oscar Winners: How Crystal is the Statistical Ball?

April 15, 2021

What are the biggest predictors of an Oscar win?  What are the pros and cons of using quantitative vs. qualitative data? Has the film industry’s increased use of streaming services impacted Oscar predictions? Hosts Xiao-Li Meng and Liberty Vittert investigate these questions and more by speaking with two renowned Oscar awards predictors: Boston Globe film critic and columnist Ty Burr and Ben Zauzmer, author of Oscarmetrics: The Math Behind the Biggest Night in Hollywood and the HDSR article, "Oscar Seasons: The Intersection of Data and the Academy Awards".

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