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FiveThirtyEight Crunches the Oscar Numbers

Friday, February 28, 2014

In the latest Vanity Fair, Nate Silver and Walter Hickey, lead lifestyle writer of FiveThirtyEight, broke down the history of Oscar nominated films. Hickey discusses trends about content, source material, stock characters and more.

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Comments [7]

Mike from Tribeca

jgarbuz from Queens -- I meant the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Feb. 28 2014 12:10 PM
Mike from Tribeca

jgarbuz from Queens -- FYI, no film from Israel has never won a Best Foreign Language Film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Academy_Award_winners_and_nominees_for_Best_Foreign_Language_Film

Feb. 28 2014 11:58 AM
Tony from Canarsie

Re science fiction: for what it's worth, "2001: A Space Odyssey" won an Oscar for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects.

Feb. 28 2014 11:56 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian films, often subsidized by the Israeli government, have become big winners in the foreign film department in Hollywood.

Feb. 28 2014 11:53 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian films, often subsidized by the Israeli government, have become big winners in the foreign film department in Hollywood.

Feb. 28 2014 11:51 AM
Karen from Manhattan

Boston accents, especially South Boston.

Feb. 28 2014 11:49 AM
sarah from Jersey City

Shocker anything about the Holocaust...

Feb. 28 2014 11:46 AM

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