Keira Knightley, Terrence Howard could win big as Oscars, if Peerflix stats work

If the DVD trading activity on Peerflix is any indication, Keira Knightley and Terrence Howard could walk away with Oscars at this year's Academy Awards. The company, which runs a service that lets consumers swap their old DVDsfor $1, looked at the list of nominees for best actor and actress and checked whose movies are actively sought out by their users.

Knightley was the most popular actor with consumers seeking out "Pirates of the Caribbean", "King Arthur" and "Pride and Prejudice." Meanwhile, they wanted "Ray" "Crash" and "Hustle & Flow" starring Howard. Knightly is nominated for Pride while Howard is up for Hustle.

Hustle and Pride were also released earlier in the year so the DVDs are out now.

"I don't know if Nostradamus would use this, but you never know," joked a spokesman for the company.

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