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How to predict who will win the Oscar

india Updated: Mar 06, 2010 17:41 IST

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While the Best Actor and Actress nominees at the Oscars are preparing to look exceptional for the red carpet, many similarities have been noticed among the winners of the coveted trophy in all these years.

BBC has predicted what type of winner usually takes home the golden statuette.

Researchers conducted an in-depth study of best actor and actress winners over the past 81 years.

And they concluded that the average age of Best Actor winners is 44, almost 10 years older than the average for female winners at 36 years of age.

They found that the gender gap widens when one looks at the proportion of winners aged over 40 – 63 percent for men, whereas only 26 percent of winning women in the leading role category are beyond 40.

The Academy boasts a history to vote for Americans, and following closely are British thespians who fare better than all other nationalities combined—20 percent of male winners and 18 percent of female winners hail from the UK.