So the Oscars are this weekend, you might have heard—which means we're deep into the prognostication period in which everyone and their dog has an opinion on who will win what. But why turn to celebrity psychics for the results when you can just ask people trapped in a taxi cab?
Well, that is exactly what the TLC did. Recently the Taxi and Limousine Commission ran an Academy Awards survey on Taxi TVs and shockingly nearly 100,000 votes were cast. So who did the tourists who haven't learned that the first thing you do when getting into a cab is turn the Taxi TV off pick?
What will win Best Picture?
Django Unchained 7%
Life of Pi 7%
Les Miserables 8%
Beasts of the Southern Wild 10%
Silver Linings Playbook 14%
Zero Dark Thirty 15%
Total Votes: 27,681
Who will win Best Actor?
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master 5%
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook 12%
Denzel Washington, Flight 17%
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables 22%
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln 43%
Total Votes: 19,865
Who will win Best Actress?
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild 8%
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour 9%
Naomi Watts, The Impossible 19%
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook 30%
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty 33%
Total Votes: 19231
Who will win Best Director?
Benh Zseitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild 7%
Michael Haneke, Amour 7%
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook 14%
Ang Lee, Life of Pi 30%
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln 42%
Total Votes: 14,337
What will win Best Animated Feature Film?
The Pirates Band of Misfits 8%
Wreck-It Ralph 28%
Total Votes: 18,095
And there you have it. No need to watch Seth MacFarlane host the never ending telecast, this thing is a done deal. Right?