These are the top Oscars searches in Canada according to Google

Feb 21 2017, 1:06 pm

Who is Ryan Gosling’s wife?

No it’s not an Oscars trivia question but one of this year’s most searched topics in the lead-up to The Oscars this weekend, according to Google Canada.

In fact, year after year the Oscars are Canada’s most searched entertainment awards show.

So from serious questions like the most Googled Best Picture nominees, to altogether more amusing fare like: “Is Ryan Gosling Canadian?” Take a look below for a rundown of what Canadians have been searching for in advance of the 89th Academy Awards.

Here are Google Canada’s top pre-Oscars search trends for 2017.

Road to The Oscars

Oscars (Image: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock)

Top general searches in advance of the 2017 Oscars

  1. Who has won the most Oscars?
  2. How many Oscars has Meryl Streep won?
  3. When are The Oscars?
  4. Who is hosting the 2017 Oscars?

Most searched “Best Picture” nominees

  1.  Hidden Figures
  2. La La Land
  3. Manchester by the Sea
  4. Fences
  5. Hacksaw Ridge
  6. Moonlight
  7. Arrival 
  8. Hell or High Water
  9. Lion

Most searched actors / actresses in past year

Emma Stone Ryan Gosling Toronto

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Most searched Oscar actors in leading role nominees

  1. Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  3. Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
  4. Denzel Washington – Fences
  5. Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Most searched Oscar actresses in leading role nominees

  1. Emma Stone – La La Land
  2. Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
  3. Natalie Portman – Jackie
  4. Ruth Negga – Loving
  5. Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Most searched Oscar actors in supporting role nominees

  1. Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
  2. Michael Shannon– Nocturnal Animals
  3. Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
  4. Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
  5. Dev Patel – Lion

Most searched Oscar actresses in supporting role nominees

  1. Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
  2. Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
  3. Viola Davis – Fences
  4. Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  5. Nicole Kidman – Lion

Ryan Gosling (Yes, he has his own category)

Ryan Gosling Wax figure

Ryan Gosling/Shutterstock

  1. Who is Ryan Gosling’s wife?
  2. Is Ryan Gosling Canadian?
  3. Did Ryan Gosling play piano before La La Land?
  4. How old was Ryan Gosling The Notebook
  5. How many movies have Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling starred in together?
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While these results give us a good idea of the actors and actresses on people’s minds, it remains to be seen who will walk home with an Oscar in hand this weekend.

The annual awards show is this Sunday, February 26, at 5:30 pm.

Oh, and in case you’re still wondering about Ryan Gosling’s wife, she’s American actress, Eva Mendes.

Thanks Google.

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