Malaysians pick their Oscar winners!

If this coming Monday’s Oscars were determined by Malaysian movie fans searching on Google, the Academy Award for Best Film would go to Black Swan, Natalie Portman would pick up the Leading Actress prize and James Franco would cause one of the biggest upsets in Oscars history by snatching the Best Actor statuette from the hotly-tipped Colin Firth!

According to searches done on Google, Portman, Franco and Black Swan have generated the highest online search volume in Malaysia in the run-up to the 83rd Academy Awards, scheduled for February 27. These three search terms not only racked up a huge amount of pre-Oscar online hype here during the past 30 days, but also across the world.

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