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Follow-Up Interview With John Robbie On Oscars Prediction Success

February 29, 2016 at 3:58 PM

John Robbie speaks to Principa about predicting the oscars

Shortly after the winners of the Oscars for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Picture were announced, John Robbie of Talk 702 spoke to Principa Data Scientist, Johan van Biljon,  for a follow-up interview to find out how accurate Principa's predictions had been. Using data analytics, Principa correctly predicted Leo would win an Oscar for Best Actor, Brie Larson would win for Best Actress, and Iñárritu to win for Best Director. 

However, our models indicated that “Spotlight” and “The Revenant” had an almost equal probability of winning  - there was less than 1% difference in probability. It was a  virtual coin-toss.  We went with “The Revenant” and in the end “Spotlight” took the honours for Best Picture.  

Click here to listen to the interview

 

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