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Oscar Predictions Golden

And the award for most accurate Oscar predictions by a statistical analyst goes to ... Iain Pardoe.
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Pardoe, an associate professor of Decision Sciences at the University of Oregon, correctly predicted the top four winners of the 2008 Academy Awards using his mathematical models. As we reported Feb. 2, Pardoe calculated the likely winners were Slumdog Millionaire for Best Picture, Danny Boyle for Best Director, Sean Penn for Best Actor and Kate Winslet for Best Actress.

This year’s perfect score will increase his long-term average, which was at 70 percent for Best Picture winners and 77 percent for Best Actor and Actress. Last year, Pardoe was three for four, missing only the Best Actress award.

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