If Malaysians Pick the Oscar 2011 Winners…

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If Malaysians to determine the Oscar (February 27, 2011) winners by Google searches, the 83rd Academy Award for Best Film would go to Black Swan, Natalie Portman would pick up the Leading Actress prize and James Franco would cause one of the biggest upsets in Oscars history by snatching the Best Actor statuette from the hotly-tipped Colin Firth!Here are the results from Google Insight (Malaysia) for the past 30 days:

Online buzz for “Best Film”

Malaysia oscar best film

Compare: the king’s speech, black swan, the social network, true grit, the fighter. View full report

Online buzz for “Best Actor”

Malaysia oscar best actor

Compare: colin firth, james franco, jeff bridges, jesse eisenberg, javier bardem. View full report

Online buzz for “Best Actress”

Malaysia oscar best actress

Compare: natalie portman, annette bening, jennifer lawrence, nicole kidman, michelle williams. View full report

The results are one-sided.

“This year’s favorites to win the Oscar Best Picture award are The King’s Speech, Black Swan, The Social Network, True Grit, and The Fighter, but Google’s Insights for Search tool shows that people are searching for Black Swan much more than any other film, which goes against the predictions of many movie critics,” said Derek Callow, Head of Marketing for Google Southeast Asia. “We think that Insights for Search captures popular opinion of these movies, rather than professional critics’ assessments. It’ll be interesting to see who will win when the awards are broadcast this coming Monday local time!”

Source: Press Release]

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