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Parasite’s Best Picture Win Is Historic for More than One Reason

Parasite’s Best Picture Win Is Historic for More than One Reason  Parasite made history this year by becoming the first non-English-language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. But as our Story Research Platform discovered upon analyzing the Parasite script, that’s not the only thing that sets it apart from the last 20 years of Best Picture winners.  Here are our most interesting findings on

Filed Under: oscars

Vice Is a Cinderella Story? AI Finds 5 Surprising Insights about This Year’s Oscar Nominees

It probably won’t blow your mind to learn that the characters in Black Panther are objectively more complex than the ones in Mary Poppins. (More on both films in a moment.) But sometimes, artificial intelligence can spot things we otherwise might not. Here are five of our favorite insights StoryFit’s AI-driven software gleaned about this

Filed Under: AI, Movies and Television, oscars, Insights, Uncategorized

Beyond Bechdel: How This Year’s Oscars Stack Up on Female Representation

A year after the “Time’s Up” movement owned the Academy Awards, women continue to play a powerful role in the evolution of Hollywood and its most prestigious awards ceremony. From power hungry (“The Favourite,” “Vice”) to fiercely loyal (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” “A Star Is Born”), patient (“Green Book,” “Bohemian Rhapsody”), formidable (“Black Panther,”

Filed Under: AI, Movies and Television, oscars, Uncategorized, Female Representation

Anger & Disgust: AI Shows Emotions Run Higher than Normal in This Year’s Oscar Noms

Hollywood extols the virtues of emotionally complicated characters, and this year, it’s certainly delivering them. A breakdown by StoryFit’s AI-driven software shows that, at both the 2017 and 2018 Academy Awards, the nominees for Best Picture featured characters who generally expressed only two emotions at high levels: joy and sadness. Other emotions like anger, disgust,

Filed Under: AI, Movies and Television, oscars, Insights, Uncategorized

Are women’s voices being heard in this year’s Oscar contending films? StoryFit on the Texas Public Radio

StoryFit Director of Product Mark Bessen sat down with The Texas Standard to dive into what our models revealed about representation in this year’s Oscar nominations. Host David Brown asked Mark about what stood out–or fell short–this year. Listen to the full audio: From Texas Public Radio: With more attention being paid to the representation

Filed Under: NPR, Movies and Television, representation, TPR, data science, oscars

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