And the Oscar goes to….Gravity! Cision’s predictive algorithm identified the most popular films leading up to the 86th Academy Awards and it seems the 3D space Bullock-Clooney blockbuster is set to come out on top.
Cision took into account more than 700 million web articles to determine which of the movies nominated for the best picture category received the most media coverage. The information was collected by the Cision global monitoring system which analyses more than 85,000 online information sites daily.
Gravity was mentioned in more than 102,000 articles in the year leading up to the Oscars, followed by bookies favourite, the historical drama, 12 Years a Slave.
Meanwhile, in the countdown to the Academy Awards, Twitter is buzzing with opinions and predictions on winners with the hashtag #Oscars2014. Below is a look at some posts surrounding the best picture nominations.
— Beverlyhillsjambo (@Bevlyhillsjambo) February 27, 2014
— Reuters Insider (@ReutersInsider) February 21, 2014
— Noel D’Souza (@Noel2589) February 26, 2014
Torn between Jennifer Lawrence from American Hustle and Lupita Nyongo for 12 years a slave and 12 years a slave for best film #Oscars2014
— Anthony Beechey (@AntSchmant) February 25, 2014
— Jack Cuthbert (@JackCuthbert) February 27, 2014
— FilmDebate (@FilmDebate) February 27, 2014
— Helen Earnshaw (@Helen_FAM) February 28, 2014