Priyanka Chopra has been named as the second most searched celebrity among Oscar stars by Google in India. The Quantico actress was only behind the sensational Leonardo Dicaprio. Dicaprio, who won the best actor for Revenant, was the most searched. Ther list was issued by internet search giant Google on Monday.
However, India only contribute to about two percent of the global searches for the Oscars. As much as 50 percent of all Oscar searches worldwide originated from the US.
"Compared to 2015, this year has seen an unprecedented 70 percent 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.
"In 2016, searches around the Oscars are trending to be the top query worldwide in the art and entertainment category", Google added.
The top searched nominees in the best picture category were 'The Revenant', 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'The Martian', 'Room', 'Bridge of Spies', 'Spotlight' and 'The Big Short'. Leonardo DiCaprio emerged as the most popular nominee in the race for best actor for Indian fans, followed by Matt Damon (The Martian).