Picking Oscar Winners with Google Insights for Search

There’s no statistical rigor here — but in looking at the past 3 years of best picture winners, it seems the rate of increase in search activity in the weeks leading up to the big night coincide with the winner.

Search Interest 2006 Best Picture Nominees

Search Interest 2007 Best Picture Nominees

If this holds true, expect Slumdog or Frost/Nixon to win.  Depending on what time period you aggregate on inside of the Google tool, it appears Slumdog has the slight advantage.

Search Interest 2008 Best Picture Nominees

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