His name is Ben Zauzmer, a Harvard graduate of applied math and he was able to create an Oscar prediction algorithm.
Last year, Ben predicted 20 out of 21 Oscars using his method.
This promoted him to write a book. In his book, “OscarMetrics: The Math Behind the Biggest Night in Hollywood,” Zauzmer uses data collected from past awards shows and movie review sites such as Rotten Tomatoes to make his Oscar picks.
He has a few tricks for how to predict, for example; films that are nominated in multiple similar categories, are good frontrunners for best directors and best picture…
The Oscars air on Sunday night beginning at 8pm.