When Oscar Met Twitter

When Oscar Met Twitter

July 22, 2013

Here at Waggener Edstrom, we’re big movie fans. To get ready for the 84th Academy Awards taking place this Sunday, we used our WE twendz pro® analytics service to examine the conversation on Twitter around the nominees. Source

Which Film has the Twitter Buzz

Which Film has the Twitter Buzz

May 15, 2013

Midnight in Paris has the most vocal of its fans with 19.2% of its total tweets in the past week expressing supporting sentiment for it to win at this year’s Oscars. The Artist dominating share of tweets is not surprising but Hugo’s buzz position is surprisingly high considering it has the least percentage support of […]

The Oscars: Social Goes to the Movies

The Oscars: Social Goes to the Movies

May 11, 2013

On Sunday, Hollywood’s most talented will grip their statuettes and thank the Academy – but what about the ticket-paying, popcorn-munching, movie-loving public? Source

Breaking Down Oscar

Breaking Down Oscar

April 22, 2013

Oscar buzz is approaching a fever pitch, with the Academy Awards just a few short weeks away. This also means that it’s almost time for Oscar parties. Would you like to impress your fellow party-goers with some obscure knowledge about the Academy Awards and the Oscar? Source

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Predicting The Oscars

February 19, 2013

The Academy Awards is like the Super Bowl for actors. It is a major event in the entertainment industry and people place bets on who will take home the golden statue just like they pick Super Bowl brackets. This infographic looks at the public’s predictions for who will take home the prize in 2010. Source

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Social Anatomy of a Best Picture Winner

January 10, 2013

What social factors contributed to The Artist taking home Best Picture at the 2012 Academy Awards? Source

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The Oscars versus the Critics

January 9, 2013

This infographic shows the gap between movie critics’ favorite movies of 2011 and the movies that ended up receiving Academy Award nominations. Source

Numbers Behind the Academy Awards

Numbers Behind the Academy Awards

December 6, 2012

The Oscars cost a lot of money to put on and cost a lot of actors and actresses their success even when they win. Get all the numbers on the Academy Awards and other info with the exception of this one fact: Why are they called Oscars? (No one knows.) Source

Behind the Scenes at the Academy Awards®

October 28, 2012

Who makes sure that the red carpet arrives on time and the sealed envelope is in the right presenter’s hand? For each million-dollar smile we see on TV during the Oscars®, there are dozens of talented people behind the scenes working to pull the whole event together. What do they earn? Source

The Oscar Box Office Effect

The Oscar Box Office Effect

October 23, 2012

A visual breakdown of how an Oscar nod (and victory) affect the box office hauls of movies. Source

Animated History of the Oscars

Animated History of the Oscars

September 10, 2012

Teary dramas or compelling fantasies often take home the top prize on Oscar night, but animated flicks are not completely ignored on Hollywood’s biggest night. This infographic looks at the role animated flicks have played at the award show – from nominated pictures to past favorites. Source

Actors with the best chance to win an Oscar

Actors with the best chance to win an Oscar

September 5, 2012

U.S. researchers analyzed the statistics of the best actor nominations over 70 years. The study found that in addition to acting talent and skill, there are a number of factors affecting the likelihood of nomination for the award. Source