A few years ago, visual effects industry artist Todd Vaziri developed a formula with his wife that uses quantifiable data to predict the winner of the Academy Awards Visual Effects category. After crunching the numbers for this year’s nominees, his VFX Predictinator has predicted that Guardians of the Galaxy will win the visual effects Oscar.
Vaziri has written a long post explaining the results and why the formula could potentially out to be wrong this year. Whatever happens, it’s guaranteed to be one of the more competitive years for the category, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Insterstellar both remain very much in the race. Will Guardians pull an upset over those two favorites, as the Predictinator suggests? It’s going to be a lot of fun to watch what happens.
For the record, here is Vaziri’s formula: