Experience the Awards Season with Bing

Last week, The Academy of Motion Pictures’ unveiled nominees for the 86thOscars reminding us that awards season is officially in full swing. While we enjoy the glamour of the red carpet, we know it can be hard to keep track of all the celebrities, songs and films out there. With that in mind, we’ve got some easy ways for you to stay in the know while you’re watching the awards shows and stay tuned to Bing.com/awards– your online resource for all things awards.

Smart Search on Windows 8 and Surface

Because we think that your search experience should be beautiful as well as functional we rolled out Bing Smart Search on Windows 8. Smart Search takes the best of Bing multimedia and brings it into the Windows search experience to create something that’s not only useful and well-organized but also highly crafted. You’ll see rich images of your favorite actor or artist accompanied by relevant facts and information. Haven’t heard a song nominated for an award? Simply swipe in from the right on your Surface and select search or simply start typing from the Start screen, we’ll bring back results for the song and you can play it via Xbox Music directly from Bing Smart Search.

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Follow Along with Snapshot

With snapshot, we provide you with quick, glance-able information about movies, artists, actors and songs directly in the search results. Alfonso Cuaron not only directed Gravitybut he also wrote the script with his son. Who knew?


Not only do we showcase information on your favorite actors that you might expect like age, starring roles, and awards, we also display people they are romantically linked to.



Lastly, we thought it would be interesting to delve into our index to see what awards-related searches you were doing on Bing. For best new artist, the most searches were conducted for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis who captured 45 percent of searches for performers nominated in the category. They narrowly beat out Kendrick Lamar who received 34 percent. For record of the year, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” captured 57 percent of searches, followed by Lorde’s breakout hit, “Royals,” with 32 percent. On the Golden Globe’s red carpet pregnant actresses made waves. The baby bump was a must-have accessory for many of Hollywood’s leading ladies. While Kerry Washington and Drew Barrymore wowed the crowd with their beautifully dressed baby bumps, Olivia Wilde’sgreen sequined belly garnered the most interest, driving drove more than 65 percent of searches.

You can read more here.

– The Bing Team