WEB DESK: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra became the second most Google searched Oscar celebrity in India while Leornado Di Caprio notched the top spot in Google trends.
Although contributing about two per cent of the global searches for the Oscars, India still made it to the top 10 markets for Oscar searches, stated Google.
As much as 50 per cent of all Oscar searches worldwide originated from the US. Markets that made up the next 30 per cent of the search share included Britain, Canada, Australia and Spain.
“Compared to 2015, this year has seen an unprecedented 70 per cent year-on-year growth in queries for the Oscars. January 2016 saw two times spike in searches in comparison to December 2015,” the company said in a statement.
The top searches for Oscars 2016 from India included Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director, Google said.
For Indian fans, Leonardo DiCaprio emerged as the most popular nominee in the race for best actor, followed by Matt Damon (The Martian).
Among the Best Actress nominees, Cate Blanchett (Carol) was the most searched nominee followed by Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).
Priyanka made her debut at the Oscars 2016 as one of the presenters. She gave away the award for Best Film editing.