96th Academy Awards Special

This is the latest edition of the Google Trends newsletter, with a focus today on the Oscars.
For more insights and data storytelling on how the world is searching, follow us on Twitter @GoogleTrends and Instagram @googletrends. All data is correct at the time of writing.

Daily Quiz 

Which career is more searched in the US over the past day

publicist or cinematographer?

96th Academy Awards Special

all insights are for the US unless otherwise stated
  • publicist” became a breakout search following Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s acceptance speech, and “what is a publicist” spiked +4,950%

  • “what is a screenplay” was the top trending “what is…” following the award for adapted screenplay, and “why is barbie adapted screenplay” was the top trending “why is…”

  • what are jorts” was the top trending “what are…” following John Cena’s appearance

  • “Poor things summary” was the top trending “summary” search during the Oscars

  • Searches for “Barbenheimer cocktail” broke out during the Oscars

  • red pins oscars 2024” was the top trending “pins” search

  •  “Twins sequel” was the top trending “sequel” search

  • Donation was a breakout musical instrument search

  • Search interest in “osage nation map” spiked +5,000% in the US during the show and “osage language” spiked +5,000% in the past 24 hours

  • “When is Mother’s Day” was the top “when is” search during the Oscars

  • “what band is slash in” became a breakout search after the performance of I’m Just Ken

  • how long are the oscars” is the top trending “how long…” over the past day

  • Searches for “cillian pronunciation” spiked +1,350% after Murphy won his Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Ryan Gosling was the top searched red carpet look

during the red carpet show, US

  1. Ryan Gosling

  2. Lupita Nyong’o

  3. Emma Stone

  4. Becky G

  5. Eugene Lee Yang

  6. Jodie Foster

  7. Billie Eilish

  8. Hailee Steinfeld

  9. Rita Moreno

  10. Paul Giamatti

Poor Things was the top searched film

during the ceremony, US

  1. Poor Things

  2. Oppenheimer

  3. American Fiction

  4. Anatomy of a Fall

  5. The Holdovers

  6. The Zone of Interest

  7. Godzilla Minus One

  8. The Last Repair Shop

  9. Killers of the Flower Moon

  10. The Boy and the Heron

Robert Downey Jr. was the top searched nominee for acting

during the ceremony, US

  1. Robert Downey Jr.

  2. Ryan Gosling

  3. Emma Stone

  4. Cillian Murphy

  5. Da’Vine Joy Randolph

  6. Robert DeNiro

  7. Emily Blunt

  8. Bradley Cooper

  9. Jodie Foster

  10. Mark Ruffalo

I’m Just Ken was the top searched musical performance

during the ceremony, US

  1. I’m Just Ken by Ryan Gosling

  2. What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish

  3. The Fire Inside by Becky G

  4. Con te partirò by Andrea Bocelli

  5. It Never Went Away by Jon Batiste

Robert Downey Jr.  was the top searched Oscars acceptance speech

during the ceremony, US

  1. Robert Downey Jr.

  2. Jonathan Glazer

  3. Cillian Murphy

  4. Emma Stone

  5. Da’Vine Joy Randolph

New York NY was the top US metro area searching the Oscars

during the ceremony, US

  1. New York NY

  2. Palm Springs CA

  3. Charlottesville VA

  4. Boston MA-Manchester NH

  5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA

  6. Los Angeles CA

  7. Chicago IL

  8. Washington DC

  9. Philadelphia PA

  10. Austin TX

Ireland was the top country/territory searching the Oscars

during the ceremony, worldwide

  1. Ireland

  2. Uruguay

  3. Canada

  4. Chile

  5. Italy

  6. United States

  7. Iceland

  8. Greece

  9. Greenland

  10. Bermuda

Daily Quiz Answer

% of both topics search interest combined

Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google


with Katie Seaton, Sabrina Elfarra and Daniel Doebrich

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