A new study has revealed the scientific formula that could lead to Academy Awards Success.
The research, published in the British Journal of Psychology by Dr Niklas K. Steffens revealed that, when it comes to Oscars glory, it’s best to be an ‘American actor in a film that portrays American culture.’
The study considered distribution of awards for best actor and best actress in a leading role by the Academy Awards and BAFTAs over the last 49 years.
They found that out of 908 prize winners in total, American actors won out. 50% of trophies went to Yankee thespians over both award ceremonies.
They were also more likely to win if they shared social group membership with the judges.’ Meaning, if the judges are white American males, the winners are likely to be the same.
Another correlation they found was the film content that won the most revolved around the American experience. 88% of academy award winners won for films about US culture.
Dr. Steffens said: “There is a widespread belief that our perception of makes a creation original and outstanding is given by its objective qualities, but in fact it is heavily influenced by the social groups we are members of, and which provide the basis for making sense of the world.”
Anyone who says the Oscars aren’t political can stay quiet now, the science is all there.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.