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This is who the internet thinks should win the Oscars

Move over, Academy.

An artist wearing a breathing mask uses a paint gun to spray gold onto full-sized Oscar statues that will be used to decorate the Academy Awards event. Kristian Dowling / Getty
Rani Molla is a senior correspondent at Vox and has been focusing her reporting on the future of work. She has covered business and technology for more than a decade — often in charts — including at Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

Each year, the 6,000 film industry professions who form the Academy vote on who should win the Oscars. For the past few years, the internet has also made its choices known, thanks to data from social media analytics company Hootsuite.

The company pulled sentiment data on Oscar nominees on more than 25 platforms, including social media, blogs and internet forums from Jan. 26 to Feb. 26. Hootsuite then took the share of positive mentions out of total mentions to show which nominees the internet prefers.

And the winners are:

Best Actor: Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer (“All the Money in the World”)
Best Actress: Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”)
Best Picture: “Dunkirk”

Take a look at how the nominees’ positive mentions compare here:

Stream the Oscars tonight to see who really wins.

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