With the Oscars less than two weeks away, Bing continues to serve as the ultimate hub for Hollywood’s biggest night. Bing.com/Awards has been refreshed with updated Bing search trends as well as exclusive data pulled from the Oscar nominees themselves during The Hollywood Reporter’sannual Oscar Nominees Night event. At the event, Bing polled the nominees using the Bing Ballot on the red carpet and found out who the stars themselves think will take home statues in the top categories including Best Movie, Best Actor and Best Actress. Among the Oscar Nominees who interacted with the Bing Ballot were David O. Russell, Barkhad Abdi, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke.
When it came to the stars’ pick for Best Picture, “Wolf of Wall Street” narrowly edged out “Gravity” capturing 21 percent of the votes, while the sci-fi thriller received 15 percent. When Oscar nominees were asked who they thought would take home the statuette for Best Actor, 47 percent of them chose Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by Christian Bale with 21 percent. And Bing users agree – according to Bing searches for Best Actor, Leo is the favorite capturing 50 percent of the searches for his leading role.
Additionally, Ross Mathews was Bing’s inside eyes and ears at the Oscar Nominees Night event, providing a behind-the-scenes view of the party and sharing photos with the stars from hashtag #BingOscars for the @Bing and Instagram. Ross is also continuing the Oscar frenzy on Bing.com/Awardsby providing his personal tips on how to plan the perfect Oscars party.
For any other last minute Oscar questions – whether it’s predictions on the winners, who the Academy snubbed, or to how to make the best Oscars-themed cocktail – join Bing and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Oscarologist” Scott Feinberg Tuesday, February 25thfrom noon to 1 p.m. PT/3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET for the next #Bingit Twitter chat. To chat with The Hollywood Reporter and Feinberg, follow @Bing, @THR and @ScottFeinberg, and include the hashtag #BingIt in your questions on Twitter.
Lastly, Bing is upping the ante and giving away a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend a live taping of the Hello Ross show and a chance to meet Ross Mathews in person. Enter by Tweeting your 10-word summary of an Oscar-nominated Best Picture using hashtags #10WordSummary and #BingOscars. Find more details and contest rules here.
– The Bing Team