IMDb has announced that actress Olivia Wilde (Rush, Her, Third Person) is the recipient of IMDb’s first-ever “STARmeter Award.” This award recognizes the stars who are perennial favorites on IMDb’s STARmeter chart, which is determined by the actual search behavior of IMDb’s more than 160 million monthly users worldwide.

Director Paul Haggis (Crash), who recently directed Olivia in the upcoming film Third Person, will present her with IMDb’s inaugural award tonight at a private event at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

“We are thrilled to recognize Olivia’s immense and enduring popularity amongst IMDb’s more than 160 million monthly users worldwide,” said Col Needham, IMDb’s founder and CEO. “Since 2010 when Tron: Legacy was released, Olivia has ranked among the top 10 actors in the world on IMDbPro’s weekly STARmeter chart more than 27 times and has ranked among the top 5 more than 17 times. Since her first feature film debut in 2004, she has ranked among the top 100 on our weekly STARmeter chart more than 182 times. In 2011, Olivia ranked #6 on IMDb’s top 10 stars of the year chart and has placed within the top 100 stars of the year since 2010.”

IMDbPro ( is a subscription version of IMDb designed exclusively for professionals who work in the entertainment industry. IMDbPro provides contact information, in production listings for film and television projects and exclusive STARmeter rankings that are determined by user searches on IMDb and IMDbPro. The entertainment industry utilizes IMDb’s STARmeter rankings to gauge which actors are most popular as well as which emerging actors are breaking out. This proprietary data is widely used by casting agents and studio executives when making hiring decisions.



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