February 19, 2016 — The crowd-sourced Oscar prediction contest called Can You Beat the Crowd?, which has a strong track record for forecasting Academy Award winners, reopens today with hopes of a perfect score on Oscar night, February 28.
Unlike forecasts made by industry pundits, prediction markets or computer algorithms, Can You Beat the Crowd? assembles its “crowd wisdom” from the online votes of the movie-going public. It boasts an 80 percent success rate over the past 11 years, including a best-ever 23 out of 24 Oscars in 2014.
The contest officially opens to the public for its 12th season today, presented by arts blog Poor Stuart’s Almanac at poorstuart.com.