Central Author Talks: Oscarmetrics with Ben Zauzmer

Our Central Author Talks series continues this month with a unique and captivating discussion for movie and data fans alike.  Join us on Thursday, April 15 at 7pm as we talk to Ben Zauzmer, author of Oscarmetrics: The Math Behind the Biggest Night in Hollywood.

Can statistics predict the Oscars? Do older or younger actors have a better chance to win awards? What are the hidden biases of Academy Awards voters? Do films that are more popular with audiences win more often? What are the biggest upsets in Oscar history and how can they be explained?

Join us as we speak with Ben Zauzmer, an awards statistician whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Hollywood Reporter, on a journey through the mathematical side of the Academy Awards. Zauzmer answers these and many other fascinating questions in an analysis of the biggest night in Hollywood like no one has ever done before. 

Watch Live on Zoom on April 15! Register through Eventbrite.

In the meantime, why not catch up on some former Oscar favorites through Kanopy or Hoopla, or check out this list of movies available at your local library!