Spotlight spoils data scientists’ party at Oscars

Principa correctly predicted the Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director award-winners at the Oscars. Data scientists at Principa who attempted to foretell the winners of the Oscars using predictive analytics have missed one of their calculations. Two weeks ago, the data scientists said the Best Picture award would be taken by 2015 American survival western thriller – The Revenant. However, during the 88th Academy Awards ceremony held yesterday, this was not the case as The Revenant was edged out by biographical crime drama filmSpotlight. Nonetheless, the data scientists got three of their predictions spot on. They rightly predicted the Best Actor award would go to Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actress would be won by Brie Larson, and the Best Director award to be taken by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The Oscars…


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