Nate Silver and his FiveThirtyEight.com blog
, gained prominence during the 2008 election, when his predictions came closer to the outcome than what any seasoned pollster or pundit had forecast. Now he’s turned his talents toward the Oscar nominees. The Takeaway checks in with Silver for a glimpse inside his crystal ball.
We've compiled the trailers for all the Best Picture nominees. Click away!
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
• The Reader
• Slumdog Millionaire
If you don't know the story of Slumdog Millionaire, listen to our interview with its author Vikas Swarup.
There's still time to vote in our Oscar question poll