New research reveals what it takes to win an Oscar
Read Full Story
Think you have what it takes to win an Oscar?
According to new research, there's more to it than just having good acting chops.
Researchers at the University of Queensland School of Psychology studied 908 prize winners including winners and nominees for Oscars and BAFTA's.
In the end they found American actors won almost 69% of all Oscars and 52% of all BAFTA's.
On top of that, the chances of winning an Oscar increased if the American actor and jury members shared the same social group.
That's not all. Apparently 88% of winners were part of films portraying American culture.
Your best best for grabbing that gold would be if you were an American actor portraying American culture with some American jurors.
However, all this research doesn't explain why it took Leonardo DiCaprio so long to get his Oscar, what with The Aviator, J Edgar and The Wolf of Wall Street being as American as you can get.
Maybe there were just less Americans on the jury those years?
RELATED: Stars react to 2017 Oscar nominations
Stars react to 2017 Oscar nominations
Regularly scheduled tickle-fight at Camp #Deadpool is still on. Congrats to all the nominees for these brilliant films. #Oscars2017
congratulations to all oscar nominees esp @ava #EmmaStone @violadavis @theodoremelfi #teamHiddenFigures #barryJenkins #DevPatel #Denzel
Thanx to @TheAcademy for amplifying injustices of mass criminalization in @13THFilm. Love to our fellow nominees. xo https://t.co/R8Zy7015IH
Just turned my phone on here in Amsterdam. It's ummmmmm... yeah. Oh my. So much love, overwhelmed. Literally and figuratively
OMGGGG 🎉🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/NNiZ5Y7OWE
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Screenplay, and Best Picture! Thank you to the Academy for three… https://t.co/CciLJmgwCe
Crazy amazing day! Thanks to everyone on #Hiddenfigures! https://t.co/ScAdNJUBnz
HIDDEN FIGURES ARE NOT SO HIDDEN ANYMORE 💁🏾💁🏾💁🏾❤️
Mood 😂 https://t.co/zeSNQxHre4
I'm sorry I'm not saying more things reporters are calling me like a lot
Congratulations to #NocturnalAnimals star Michael Shannon on his Academy Award nomination! #Oscars #OscarNoms https://t.co/97zKrkelRd
It's time to shine #MOONLIGHT. 8 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture! https://t.co/dZW7tIahq6
Congratulations to #JackieFilm’s #NataliePortman on her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress! #OscarNoms https://t.co/nPm7rpUJK7
Congrats to Ruth Negga on her Oscar nom! 💕 #ThisIsLoving #OscarNoms #Oscars https://t.co/baUdLwzvLv
#FencesMovie is nominated for 4 @TheAcademy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.… https://t.co/2NFHBmqSV3
Moana is now an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature! Congrats to Ron, John, Osnat, and the entire… https://t.co/VGD9F1SA06
Congratulations to #LALALAND on its 14 Academy Award nominations including BEST PICTURE - Tying the record for most… https://t.co/5w679TFgKL