Short Odds Ahead of 2013 Academy Awards – 02-14

February 14 – When veteran actor Christopher Plummer won his first academy award last year
at the age of 82, he said to his Oscar statuette, “You’re only two years older
than me darling, where have you been all my life?”

This is what an Oscar means to members of the movie fraternity. The
85th Academy Awards
will be announced on February 24. The
nominations are out and there is plenty of buzz on who will win and who will be
left out. For those willing to wager a flutter, online betting sites like
have posted odds for major categories.

Oscar Best Actor Winner Odds

The acting awards are among the most prestigious ones at the Oscars. In the
Best Actor in a Leading Role category, Daniel Day-Lewis is the odds on favourite
for the film Lincoln. He already has the BAFTA under his belt and Bovada online
has posted odds of 1/50 for his receiving the Oscar. The odds for the other
nominees are:

Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables 10/1

Joaquin Phoenix – The Master 33/1

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook 40/1

Denzel Washington – Flight 40/1

The competition is slightly more intense in the category for the Best Actress
in a Leading Role. Jennifer Lawrence is the favourite with less than even money
odds of 10/19. She has been nominated for the movie Silver Linings Playbook in
which she plays a troubled young widow in a complex relationship with a man
recently released from a psychiatric facility. The odds for the other nominees
at Bovada online are:

Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty 11/4

Emannuelle Riva – Amour 4/1

Naomi Watts – The Impossible 30/1

Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild 40/1

Best Picture Award at the 2013 Oscars

The Best Picture category is special because it embodies all aspects of
filmmaking and awards the final product. There are nine nominees at the Oscars
this year. The favourite according to the handicappers at
Bovada online is Argo
with odds of 1/5. The story revolves around a hostage crisis and an ingenious
rescue mission involving a fake film production company.

For those punters who like to try a long shot the best option is Life of Pi
at odds of 50/1. It is the unusual story of a young Indian who survives a
disaster at sea, the only other survivor being a Bengal tiger. Life of Pi has
received 11 nominations at the 2013 Academy Awards.

The odds for the other nominees are as follows.

Lincoln 4/1

The Silver Linings Playbook 33/1

Les Miserables 40/1

Django Unchained 50/1

Zero Dark Thirty 50/1

Amour 100/1

Beasts of the Southern Wild100/1

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