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Nate Silver Predicts the Oscars

natesilvertinadupuy22.jpgThe Oracle of the 2008 Election, math genius, object of the Facebook group “There’s a 97.3 Percent Chance That Nate Silver Is Totally My Boyfriend”, FiveThirtyEight.com’s Nate Silver (seen to the left after we tracked him down at the HuffPo pre-inauguration party in DC) has turned his talents to the monumentally important role of Oscar forecasting.

NY Mag interviews him. He gives Best Supporting Actor to
Heath Ledger, Supporting Actress to Taraji P. Henson, Lead Actor
to Mickey Rourke, Lead Actress Kate Winslet, Best Director Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire and Best Picture to Slumdog Millionaire.

Oh yeah? We aren’t math geniuses. We have to show our work doing long division and we KNOW Slumdog and Taraji P. Hensen will mostly likely win. Heath Ledger? Lock.

Now predict the technical awards and we’ll be impressed…even more so.

After the jump is the video of Silver on Countdown.

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