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posted on 05 March 2017

'The Oscar Effect' May Be Overrated


-- this post authored by Martin Armstrong

An Oscar is seen by most as the highest accolade a film, actor or producer can receive.

While there is no accounting for taste, an Academy Award is as close to a guarantee of quality you can get. Nevertheless, a survey by YouGov has shown that an Oscar win seemingly has little effect on potential viewers. Of the 1,000 respondents, only 20 percent said the award would make them more likely to see the film. An overwhelming 68 percent remain apparently unimpressed, saying their decision to head to the movie theater or not would remain unaffected.

This chart shows the effect an Oscar win has on viewers' likelihood to watch a film.

Infographic: 'The Oscar Effect' May Be Overrated | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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