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Oscar Predictions—SurveyMonkey Audience Style!

Oscar Predictions—SurveyMonkey Audience Style!

The votes have been cast, the ballots have been counted, and the Academy Award goes to…

Well, you’ll have to wait until Sunday night to find out the winners, but in the meantime, we decided to make our own predictions of who will be taking home Oscar gold.

Using SurveyMonkey Audience, we collected over 500 responses from a general population sample that selected their favorites in each of the major categories.


Check out our list of winners below, which for good measure, we’ve placed along side the expert predictions from Entertainment Weekly.

Stay tuned for Monday’s post, when we’ll find out just how closely the preferences of the American public match up with the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Category SurveyMonkey Audience Prediction Entertainment Weekly Prediction
Best Picture “The Help” (27.1%) “The Artist”
Best Director Martin Scorsese, “Hugo” (39.2%) “The Artist”, Michael Hazanavicius
Best Actor George Clooney, “The Descendants” (35.4%) George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Best Actress Viola Davis, “The Help” (35.6%) Viola Davis, “The Help”
Best Supporting Actor Jonah Hill, “Moneyball” (27.5%) Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer, “The Help” (35.9%) Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Adapted Screenplay “Moneyball”, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin “The Descendants”,  Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon
Best Original Screenplay “The Artist”, Michael Hazanavicius “Midnight in Paris”, Woody Allen
Best Animated Feature Film “Puss in Boots” (33.6%) “Rango”
Best Original Song “Real in Rio”, from “Rio” “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets”

Are you planning on running your own Oscar survey? Let us know how it goes in the comments section below! 

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