In January, Waxy.org's Andy Baio posted his annual analysis of the leaked Oscar screeners (the review copies sent to members of the Academy). Besides the elaborate analysis, he made the raw data available.
We have imported this data into Silk and combined it with data about the movies from IMDB (through the wonderful - and unofficial - imdbAPI). The added fields are year, rating, genres, language, filming locations, writers, directors and actors. It allows for a more detailed analysis of piracy of Oscar nominated movies.
Leaked by oscar night
Over the past 10 years, 62% of all the oscar nominated movies were leaked by oscar night.
Leaked early, leaked late
Leaked late - these are the movies that were leaked after a 150 or more days.
Leaked early - the movies that were leaked more than 60 days before the release date
The difference between the earliest leaked movie (The Young Victoria, on the internet 211 days before release) and the movie leaked last (The Town, leaked a - hard to believe - 456 days after release) is very big. Although most movies are pirated as soon (or a few days before) they are released.
Breakdown by genre
This is the breakdown by genre of all Oscar nominated movies in the past decade.
Comedies don't leak early
If we look at the early leaked movies (earlier than a month before release), we see don't see a big differences at first, except that the genre Comedy is not here, meaning that comedies don't leak early in the past 10 years (actually two comedies did leak early: Happy-Go-Lucky and Mirror Mirror).
- Stuck with the cam version - movies that were illegally cammed, but took long time to be leaked in digital quality.
- Filming locations on a map - where were the nominated movies shot?
- More than half of the nominated movies have other languages spoken in them besides English.