Bing is back at it again with predictions and this time, it’s predicting Oscar winners for the 87th academy awards. Microsoft has added some pretty neat features alongside of the prediction. If you go to http://www.bing.com/oscars, you’ll see movie posters and headshots of the nominees, you’ll also see all information pertaining to the movies such as how much it grossed at the box office and much more. In addition, you will also be able to watch trailers, find movie show times and even find nominated songs to listen to.
Cortana is powered by Bing so ask her “Who will win the Oscar for (category)?” and she will tell you her prediction with some reasoning behind it.
Bing has been on a big prediction spree in the past year, and its results have been pretty impressive. Cortana/Bing predicted 15 out of 16 2014 World cup matches correctly and even predicted the outcome of the Scottish referendum last year. In addition, Bing predicted the winner of the Super Bowl correctly as well.
The Bing team explains: “after taking on the big sporting events, reality shows and elections with our predictions engine, we turned our attentions last week to the GRAMMYs. This week, we’ve put Bing to work predicting the Oscars — but with a twist: Think you can beat Bing’s predictions? Choose who you think deserves Oscar-night glory, then use your personal Bing Oscar ballot to pick your winners and pit your choices against Bing and the Academy”.
Here are some of Cortana’s Oscars predictions:
- Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
- Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
- Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
- Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
- Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
- Best Picture: Birdman
- Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Source: Bing Blog