What if the Oscar winners were determined by Google searches?

By Nick Romano
February 22, 2017 at 02:29 PM EST

What if the Oscars were determined by the amount of Google searches for each nominee? They’re not, but think about it. Based on Google’s data summation of searches relating to the Academy Awards, La La Land costars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are the most searched for names among the leading actor and leading actress categories, respectively.

It should then come as no surprise that La La Land is the most searched for Best Picture nominee. Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, and Fences follow shortly behind — though Arrival has seen a surge in the past month.

Unfortunately for Jimmy Kimmel, who’s hosting this Sunday’s awards ceremony, he is not the most searched for Oscars host. That is still Anne Hathaway and James Franco, who still can’t live down their dual stint in 2011.

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See more Oscars-related Google analytics below.

  • Most Searched Actor in a Leading Role
  • Ryan Gosling; “La La Land”
  • Casey Affleck; “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Viggo Mortensen; “Captain Fantastic
  • Andrew Garfield; “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • Denzel Washington; “Fences”

Most Searched Best Picture Nominee
La La Land
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hacksaw Ridge
Fences

Most Searched Oscars Host
James Franco, Anne Hathaway (2011)
Seth MacFarlane (2013)
Ellen DeGeneres (2014, 2007)
Neil Patrick Harris (2015)
Chris Rock (2016, 2005)

Most Searched Oscars Dress of All Time
Jennifer Lawrence
Anne Hathaway
Jennifer Lopez
Angelina Jolie
Charlize Theron

Most Viewed Opening Monologues (Based On YouTube Views)
Hugh Jackman (2009)
Ellen DeGeneres (2015)
Neil Patrick Harris (2010)
Ellen DeGeneres (2007)
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin (2010)

Most Viewed Acceptance Speeches (Based On YouTube Views)
Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor (2009)
Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress (2013)
Kate Winslet for Best Actress (2009)
Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor (2014)
“Life is Beautiful” for Best Foreign Language Film (1999)

The 89th Academy Awards will air this Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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