An analysis of social media buzz surrounding this Sunday's Academy Awards has pegged Lincoln to take home the Best Picture gong.

The study, which was garnered by monitoring over 280 million online social media sources, including blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, shows that Lincoln is favoured with 15.1k mentions.

Les Misérables comes in second with 11.9k social media mentions, while Argo is the third favourite with 8.7k.

Daniel Day Lewis is pegged to take home the Best Actor award for his performance in Lincoln, followed closely behind by Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables.

The Best Actress award is strongly thought to go to Jennifer Lawrence for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards will take place this Sunday, February 24.

Take a look at the below infographic, compiled by Meltwater, to predict this year's winners based on social media chatter.