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Guardian Unlimited Film: Introducing the Oscar Predictor

For those of you who simply can't get enough of the Oscars, here's a handy Excel file to help you with your predictionizing on awards night.

Looking for a sure-fire way of predicting the film that will win this year's best picture Oscar? We think we've found it.

The Guardian Unlimited Oscar Predictor (GUOP) works by weighting the relative importance of a range of other awards and using some complicated (i.e. very simple) maths to calculate the most likely winner in any given year.

We've tested it for the past five years. In every instance it correctly predicts which of that year's nominees was most likely to win the best picture Oscar.

You can download the file at the story's page (click this post's title).