This Sunday will see the 91st Academy Awards take place in Hollywood. To mark the celebration of the silver screen’s highest accolades, Bing has once once again used its intelligent algorithmic rule to predictthis year’s Academy Award winners.

Last year saw Microsoft’s search engine reach 87.5% accuracy with 21 out of 24 predictions hit their mark. This year, Rami Malek – who played Freddie Mercury in Bohemian epic poem – is ahead of fellow nominees Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, William Dafoe and Vigo Mortensen, with a 43% chance of winning the Best Actor award.

The Best actor award is likely to go to valley Close for her role in The married woman, with the 71-year-old actor having a 34% chance of success. She will face fierce competition from the UK’s Olivia Coleman nevertheless, who won the Golden Globe for Best actor in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in The Favourite. Coleman’s 32% chance of winning make this one of the nearest categories of the ceremony.

The Best Picture award sees Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma lead rivals so much as Black Panther, Green Book, and A Star is Born, with a 23% chance of winning. Alfonso Cuarón is besides the overwhelming favourite to win this year’s Best Director Academy Award, with a 79% chance of victory.

Best picture nominees

Roma is besides expected to win the most Academy Awards, being the lead rival in four categories: Best Picture (23%), Best Director (79%), Best Foreign Language Film (83%) and Best filming (51%). Second is The Favourite, which is expected to win three Academy Awards in categories for Best Original script (35%), Best Costume Design (42%) and Best Production Design (36%).

The Best Animated Feature winner is likely to be the action-packed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which has a 46% chance of winning, followed by the Incredibles 2 with 21%. Avengers: eternity War and Ready Player One look set to fight it out for the Best Visual personal effects award, with a 29% and 26% chance of winning, respectively.

Shifting to music, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Shallow from A Star Is Born has not yet seen success in the charts and will likely be a hit at the awards too, with a 73% chance of winning the Academy Award the for Best Original Song. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s Black Panther hit All The Stars is second with only a 10% chance, giving Gaga and Cooper a very strong chance of taking the award.

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday 24 February 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In the UK, televised coverage starts at midnight.

Please visit Bingfor the full range of predictions crosswise all categories.

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