Betting on the Oscars — Here are the Odds and My Picks
People will bet on just about anything. I know people who haven't even seen any of the nominated movies, but will still place a bet on the outcome of the awards show.
If you have an office pool going on, or you just like to bet on such things, here are the Las Vegas odds.
When I say 'my picks', it's more like 'my guesses.' I haven't seen any of the nominated movies.
"12 Years a Slave", 2-to-5
"American Hustle", 4-to-1
Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club", 1-to-2
Chiwetel Ejiofor for "12 Years a Slave", 4-to-1
Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street", 5-to-1
Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine", 1-to-5
Sandra Bullock for "Gravity", 10-to-1
Amy Adams for "American Hustle", 18-to-1
Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto for "Dallas Buyers Club", 1-to-4
Michael Fassbender for "12 Years a Slave", 5-to-1
Barkhad Abdi for "Captain Phillips", 15-to-1
Best Supporting Actress:
Lupita Nyongo for "12 Years a Slave", 4-to-5
Jennifer Lawrence for "American Hustle", 8-to-5
June Squibb for "Nebraska", 15-to-1
Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity", 1-to-3
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave", 4-to-1
Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street", 15-to-1
Here's what I think:
My guess is that '12 Years a Slave' will take Best Picture and Best Director and that Chiwetel Ejiofor will walk away with the Best Actor Award. I know the odds are against me on this one, but I feel that Michael Fassbender will take Best Supporting Actor.
The folks in the Academy love Sandra Bullcok. I think she'll take one home too.
In other words, I think '12 Years a Slave' will take home quite a few Oscars.