Could Yahoo have saved Hollywood millions of dollars? While last night's Academy Awards ceremony presented accolades for last year's movie performances, Yahoo's poll of consumer predictions on who would win nailed some squarely on the head, according to Loren Baker.
For example, the poll accurately predicted the indie film "Slumdog Millionaire" would take Best Picture, after receiving 48% of the vote. And with 50% of the vote, Kate Winslet in "The Reader" won the Best Actress poll, a prediction that likewise came true. Consumers flubbed with their Best Actor pick -- Brad Pitt rather than Sean Penn.