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Editor's Note: Ben Zauzmer is a big fan of the Oscars, as well an applied-math major at Harvard College. For the past two years, he has predicted the Oscars using nothing but math, calling 75 percent in 2012 and 81 percent in 2013. This year, he's teaming up with The Hollywood Reporter to bring you his Oscar predictions, as well as weekly updates, combining numbers and movies in the months leading up to the Academy Awards. Ben's predictions are purely math-based; see THR's Feinberg Forecast for a look at the Oscar race that takes into account other variables).
- Ben Zauzmer