Mississippi favors Black Panther to win the Oscars

Think Jennifer Lawrence falling on her face, Warren Beatty announcing La La Land as (the wrong) best picture, and Robert Opel streaking across the stage. Mix in glamorous outfits, cinematic achievements, star-studded selfies, live Tweets, and awkward mistakes, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination for the Hollywood event of the year—the Oscars.

With films like Bohemian RhapsodyBlack Panther, and A Star is Born on the table, it’s anyone’s guess who will win. They determined each state’s favorite best picture nominee with the help of Google Trends to see if there’s a clear favorite across the nation.

Below is a map showing each states Oscar nomination picks. Does your state share your taste in movies?

Most Googled Oscar Nominees for Best Picture. Source: USDIRECT.com
Most Googled Oscar Nominees for Best Picture. Source: USDIRECT.com

Data analysts at USDIRECT.com used Googled Trends to learn which states were Googling which Oscar-nominated films the most.  The search queries analyzed were based on the official release list of Oscar nominees on January 22, 2019.

To find a complete list of searches for each state, click here.

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