Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has emerged as the second highest searched presenter globally in 'Red Carpet Dress' for her debut Oscar appearance.
According to an analysis of data by global search engine Google, the first time Oscar presenter Priyanka Chopra is the second most searched celebrity in the Red Carpet Dress category across the world.
The 33-year-old former Miss World, who rose to fame internationally with last year's ABC thriller "Quantico", opted for a white elegant strapless gown by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad with a neat pony tail and diamond accessories for presenting the best editing Oscar.
In an official release, Google today said: "Given the hype and mystery around the dresses to be worn by the top actress at the Oscars, the top searched contenders for the Best Red Carpet Dress are Olivia Wilde, Priyanka Chopra, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Saoirse Ronan."
The search engine said the current year began with a "never-seen-before" search trends interest for the 88th Academy Awards and has witnessed an 70 per cent growth compared to 2015. Of this, as high as 50 per cent of all Oscar searches worldwide have originated from the USA, while markets that make up to the next 30 per cent of the search share include the UK, Canada, Australia and Spain.
"India contributes to about 2 per cent of the global searches for the Oscars and still makes it to the top 10 markets for Oscar searches," Google said. In India, the most searched among the nominees for 'Best Picture' is the "Revenant," followed by "Mad Max: Fury Road."
For all the Indian fans, Leonardo DiCaprio emerged as the most popular nominee in the race for 'Best Actor', while Matt Damon follows as the second most searched contender. Among the Best Actress nominees, Cate Blanchett is the most-searched nominee in India, followed by Jennifer Lawrence.
The top directors at the 88th Academy Awards being searched for include Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ('The Revenant'), Adam McKay ('The Big Short'), George Miller ('Mad Max:Fury Road'), Lenny Abrhamson ('Room') and Tom McCarthy ('Spotlight'), Google said. In 2016, searches around the Oscars are trending to be the top query worldwide in the Art and Entertainment category, and the same trend is being seen in India as well.