Oscars 2016: Revenant, Mad Max have most YouTube trailer views
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s frontier revenge drama The Revenant has edged out George Miller’s post-apocalyptic thrill ride Mad Max: Fury Road to top YouTube’s Oscar Trailers Leaderboard, which measures the top-performing trailer from each of the year’s Best Picture nominees.
Another survival story, Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film The Martian, claimed the No. 3 spot, followed by The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Room, and finally Spotlight.
According to the Think With Google blog, trailers for the eight nominees account for the collective viewing of more than 3.3 million hours on YouTube — the equivalent of nearly 1 million Oscar telecasts.
Speaking of which, the 88th Oscars air Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC. See the full list of nominations here.