Film critics have been offering up their predictions on the movies, actors and actresses with the best chances of Oscars glory on Sunday.
But were the Academy Awards recipients decided by the public, the winners list would likely look quite different with several underdogs proving most popular in search engine data (see charts below).
Oscars 2015 nominations
Oscars 2015 nominations
1/28 Birdman - 10 nominations
Academy Award nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Best Actor (Michael Keaton), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Original Screenplay, Best Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
2/28 The Grand Budapest Hotel - 10 nominations
Academy Award nominated for Best Director (Wes Anderson), Best Picture, Film Editing, Production Design, for Makeup and Hairstyling, Costume Design, Cinematography, Original Screenplay, Original Score
3/28 The Imitation Game - 8 nominations
Academy Award nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actor ( Keira Knightley) Best Director (Morten Tyldum), Film Editing, Production Design, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
4/28 American Sniper - 6 nominations
Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Adapted Screenplay
5/28 Boyhood - 6 nominations
Academy Award nominated for Best Picture, Actress in Supporting role (Patricia Arquette) Film Editing, Best Director (Richard Linklater), Original Screenplay
6/28 Whiplash - 5 nominations
Academy Award nominated for Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Adapted Screenplay
7/28 The Theory of Everything - 5 nominations
Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Best Actress (Felicity Jones), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
Working Title Films
8/28 Foxcatcher - 5 nominations
Oscar nominated for Best Director (Bennett Miller), Best Actor (Steve Carrell), Original Screenplay, Makeup and Hairstyling
9/28 Selma - 2 nominations
Oscar nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song
10/28 Mr Turner
Oscar nominated for Production Design, Costume Design, Cinematography, Original Score
Reese Witherspoon is Oscar-nominated for best actress in a leading role and Laura Dern is nominated for best supporting actress
12/28 Two Days, One Night
Marion Cotillard has been nominated in the best actress category
Oscar nominated for Original Screenplay
14/28 Gone Girl
Rosamund Pike is Oscar nominated for best actress in a leading role
Twentieth Century Fox
Nominated for Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Original Score
16/28 Still Alice
Best actress in a leading role nomination for Julianne Moore
17/28 The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Oscar nominated for Sound Editing
18/28 Into The Woods
Oscar nominated for Production Design, Costume Design, Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep)
19/28 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Robert Redford and Chris Evans film is nominated for Special Effects
20/28 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Nominated for an Oscar in the Visual Effects category
20th Century Fox
21/28 The Lego Movie
Oscar nominated for best song 'Everything Is Awesome' but snubbed in best animation category
22/28 X-Men, Days of the Future Past
Oscar nominated in the Visual Effects category
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23/28 Begin Again
Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again which is Oscar nominated for best original song
24/28 Guardians Of The Galaxy
Nominated for Visual Effects, for Makeup and Hairstyling
Oscar nominated for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography
26/28 How To Train Your Dragon 2
Oscar nominated for Animated Feature Film
Oscar nominated for Costume Design
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28/28 Inherent Vice
Oscar nominated for Adapted Screenplay
Google can analyse global trends to reveal the top names in search traffic, which could to some degree predict the stars who may leave with golden statuettes.
So before things get underway in Hollywood this weekend, let's take a look at the most-searched nominees of the past 30 days.
Boyhood and Birdman are hotly-tipped to take the big prize this year but the latter did not even make the Top 5 in terms of search traffic. Instead it is British Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game in pole place by a clear margin, a result that quite possibly has a lot to do with its internet darling lead star...
No surprises here. Mr Benedict Cumberbatch has soared into the lead in Google search this month and we suspect Sherlock and his marriage may take some of the credit. However, American Sniper's Bradley Cooper has had the most searches on average over the last month, with industry favourites Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton only narrowly ahead of outsider Steve Carell.
This category looks to be anyone's game with competition fierce between the five leading females. Wild's Reese Witherspoon is currently most popular but Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike, Still Alice's Julianne Moore and The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones have all garnered spikes in interest over the past 30 days.
Best Supporting Actor
JK Simmons might have all but taken home the Oscar for Whiplash, but the internet seems to have no real favourite. Both Simmons and Birdman actor Edward Norton have the most searches since late January with The Judge's Robert Duvall trailing the pack, but it doesn't look like any fanbase will be particularly disappointed.
Best Supporting Actress
It's Birdman's Emma Stone who has won Google's heart this past month, but The Imitation Game's Keira Knightley is hot on her tail. Laura Dern has had comparatively few searches while critics' favourite Patricia Arquette is in fourth place.