This Sunday, the Academy Awards will be given out to the best of the film industry.  

While the awards are chosen by the mysterious Academy members, today we’re making our predictions of which nominees will win based on what Tumblr users talked about the most. We pulled data from March 2016 (when nominee Zootopia was released) through February 2017 and analyzed original posts, reblogs, searches and likes to calculate a film’s overall Fandometrics Score and what would win an Oscar if the Tumblr community got to do the voting.

Overall, Zootopia dominated movie fandoms on Tumblr during this time period. It had 165% more engagements than the next-biggest animated film nominee, Moana. Engagement around Zootopia also blew live-action films out of the water, with a whopping 1298% more engagements than La La Land, the most-engaged live action film nominee.

Best Supporting Actor

5. Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea | 0.00% of the engagements
4. Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water | 6.14%
3. Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals | 12.49%
2. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight | 24.33%
1. Dev Patel, Lion | 57.04%

Originally posted by ageofultron

Best Supporting Actress

5. Naomie Harris, Moonlight | 5.63% of the engagements
4. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea | 5.68%
3. Nicole Kidman, Lion | 9.65%
2. Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures | 29.42%
1. Viola Davis, Fences | 49.62%

Originally posted by unemployedbuthappy

Best Leading Actor

5. Viggo Mortenson, Captain Fantastic | 5.22% of the engagements
4. Denzel Washington, Fences | 6.15%
3. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea | 6.85%
2. Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge | 34.21%
1. Ryan Gosling, La La Land | 47.56%

Originally posted by wheres--my--mind

Best Leading Actress

5. Isabelle Huppert, Elle | 1.93% of the engagements
4. Ruth Negga, Loving | 10.10%
3. Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins | 21.59%
2. Natalie Portman, Jackie | 24.09%
1. Emma Stone, La La Land | 42.28%

Originally posted by suicide-girl-broken-alone

Best Animated Feature Film

5. My Life as a Zucchini | 0.00% of the engagements
4. The Red Turtle | 0.00%
3. Kubo and the Two Strings | 1.70%
2. Moana | 26.66%
1. Zootopia | 71.65%

Originally posted by mynamestartswithaletter

Best Picture

9. Hell or High Water | 0.87% of the engagements
8. Manchester by the Sea | 1.09%
7. Hacksaw Ridge | 1.16%
6. Fences | 2.92%
5. Arrival | 4.90%
4. Moonlight | 16.92%
3. Lion | 21.09%
2. Hidden Figures | 21.99%
1. La La Land | 29.07%

Originally posted by cpine

For more Oscars action, head on over to the Academy’s official Tumblr (@theacademy) and be sure to follow along on the #oscars tag.

Twelve beings who one should not sit next to on the train unless there are absolutely no other seats

1. Nicholas Hawksmoor, or for that matter any other currently-deceased architects

2. Carnivorous earpod vines

3. Shark whisperers, if your route takes you past the sea

4. People who are currently being the protagonist in an action film

5. Any of the four commuters of the apocalypse, particularly War, who has a tendency to cause fights to break out

6. Killer robots, particularly if they are labelled as such

7. Upwardly mobile buddleia bushes

8. Anyone who is asleep and having a dream that they are on a train, in case that you should find yourself only a figment in their dream to be snuffed out when they wake

9. Other trains which have decided to try and get a seat on this one for laughs

10. Negative people; that is to say, those made of antimatter where it may well be that accidentally brushing legs with them causes a planet-obliterating explosion. Feel free to sit next to people who are merely a bit down

11. Anything that admits to having an insatiable appetite for human flesh

12. The great god Pan; in this case it might also be wise to get off at the next stop too


Gray-Card’s Year End Top 5 Photo Extravaganza!

My 5 favorite photos 2015 (at this particular moment) for @gray-card

1. Duck Pond Waterfall, Milford, CT

  • I tried to spend more time this year on my landscape photography

2. Ben Folds at the Paramount, Huntington, NY

  • One of my favorite musicians at the emotional peak of his performance

3. Indian Wedding Detail

  • I shot a lot of weddings this year, which I don’t often feature on my tumblr, but this detail had to be shared

4. Scott Shriner of Weezer at Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT 

  • I also shot a lot of film this year, often times carrying a dual digital and analog set up. This photo is taken with my medium format Bronica ETRSi and 800 ISO film

5. Weird Al Yankovic at Governor’s Ball, Randall’s Island, NY

  • The first concert I ever saw was Weird Al opening for the Monkees in 1987; I was six years old. 28 years later, I had my camera with me to shoot Governor’s Ball and Weird Al was still as energetic as he was in my childhood