Berry OscarThe good people over at Entertainment Weekly have undertaken a scientific survey (as scientific as a movie blog can be, anyway) to find out, and for the raw data they have wisely turned to the expert...Mr. Skin!

Using frequently nude Oscar darling Kate Winslet as the quin-tit-ssential example, EW cross-checked all the Best Actress Oscar winners from 1987 to 2011 with their records on So is going nude the key to gripping a little bald man in your sweaty palms (an Oscar, you pervs)?

Yes and no. Only 9 out of the 25 winners went nude in the role they won for (notable examples: Halle Berry in Monster's Ball (2001), Holly Hunter in The Piano (1993)), but 21 out of the 22 actresses in the survey (some won multiple times- we're looking at you, Meryl Streep) had gone nude at some point in their career.

Numbers don't lie, ladies- if you want to win, you've got to show skin!

Check out our Top 10 Nude Oscar Nominees for 2012 right here at