A digital marketing firm studied 600,000 websites in addition to countless tweets and Facebook postings, and found that the Martin Luther King Jr. drama “Selma” was the public's choice for the best picture category at the Academy Awards last night, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Birdman,” the film that actually won the award, was the public’s third choice according to the study by Amobee Brand Intelligence.

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