Oscars 2019 Betting and Odds Preview

oscar awardThe less promoted niche of online betting, entertainment & showbiz, can be just as exciting as major leagues sports, especially if you consider yourself an avid moviegoer and cinephile. The 91st Academy Awards are less than two weeks away and the controversies are already in full swing; some of the latest scandals include the notorious relegation of the four major categories, which will be awarded off-air, during the commercial breaks.

Fortunately, the bookies have shown more respect to the Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup & Hairstyling, and, last but not least, Live-Action Short film, which are fully available for betting, alongside the more popular categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Film. Even with a few strong contestants in every category, the Outrights may seem clear-cut, but the Academy has been known to make quite a few questionable decisions throughout the years, which makes the betting across the entertainment markets all the more interesting.

Available Categories, Bets, and Odds

There are 24 available betting platforms, each corresponding to an Annual Academy Awards category, as presented in the tables below. The odds are taken from the 10Bet and compared with the Outrights at 888sport, and Betway – some mismatch has been detected, although the bookies seem pretty much in consensus about the potential winner. At the moment of writing this, certain bookmakers, such as EnergyBet, are down and we are therefore not able to include their odds.

Best Picture

Film10Bet888sportBetway
Roma1.251.301.33
Green Book5.505.505.00
The Favourite11.0013.0021.00
BlackKKlansman23.0026.0021.00
Black Panther34.0026.0021.00
Bohemian Rhapsody34.0031.0026.00
A Star is Born41.0041.0051.00
Vice101.00101.00101.00

Best Actor

Actor/Movie10Bet888SportBetway
Rami Malek /Bohemian Rhapsody1.251.251.22
Christian Bale /Vice3.504.003.75
Bradley Cooper /A Star is Born15.0015.0017.00
Viggo Mortensen /Green Book23.0034.0026.00
William Dafoe /At Eternity’s Guide51.0051.0067.00

Best Actress

Actress/Movie10Bet888SportBetway
Glenn Close /The Wife1.141.151.20
Olivia Colman /The Favourite4.755.005.00
Lady Gaga /A Star Is Born10.0011.0015.00
Yalitza Aparicio /Roma34.0034.0041.00
Melissa McCarthy /Can You Ever Forgive Me41.0051.0041.00

Best Director

Director/Movie10Bet888SportBetway
Alfonso Cuaron /Roma1.051.031.03
Spike Lee /BlackKKlansman11.0011.0013.00
Pawel Pawlikowski /Cold War34.0034.0026.00
Yorgos Lanthimos /The Favourite41.0041.0041.00
Adam McKay /Vice51.0041.0051.00

Best Supporting Actor

Actor/Movie10Bet888SportBetway
Mahershala Ali /Green Book1.071.101.12
Richard E. Grant /Can You Ever…8.008.006.00
Sam Elliott /A Star Is Born15.0015.0011.00
Adam Driver /BlackKKlansman34.0034.0026.00
Sam Rockwell /Vice51.0051.0041.00

Best Supporting Actress

Actress/Movie10Bet888SportBetway
Regina King /If Beale Street Could Talk1.501.441.50
Amy Adams /Vice3.754.003.75
Rachel Weisz /The Favourite7.008.006.00
Emma Stone /The Favourite19.0021.0019.00
Marina de Tavira /Roma26.0026.0041.00

Best Adapted Screen Play

Screenplay10Bet888SportBetway
BlackKKlansman1.291.201.44
If Beale Street Could Talk3.754.003.25
A Star Is Born12.0013.009.00
Can You Ever Forgive Me?17.0021.0011.00
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs29.0026.0034.00

Best Animated Feature Film

Film10Bet888SportBetway
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse1.051.051.16
Incredibles 29.009.008.00
Isle of Dogs11.0011.009.00
Ralph Breaks the Internet26.0026.0021.00
Mirai41.0041.0026.00

Best Original Screenplay

Screenplay10Bet888SportBetway
The Favourite1.601.601.50
Green Book3.753.754.00
Roma5.505.508.00
First Reformed10.009.0011.00
Vice23.0026.0023.00

Best Foreign Language Film

Film10Bet888SportBetway
Roma1.051.021.07
Cold War8.0010.007.00
Shoplifters17.0018.0015.00
Capernaum29.0026.0026.00
Never Look Away34.0041.0034.00

Best Cinematography

Film10Bet888SportBetway
Roma1.051.031.05
A Star Is Born11.0011.0011.00
The Favourite15.0015.0012.00
Cold War15.0015.0017.00
Never Look Away34.0041.0051.00

Best Costume Design

Film10Bet888SportBetway
The Favourite1.221.221.30
Black Panther3.753.753.50
Mary Poppins Returns19.0021.0023.00
Mary Queen of Scots23.0026.0026.00
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs26.0026.0026.00

Best Documentary Feature

Documentary10Bet888SportBetway
Free Solo1.661.801.60
RBG2.101.902.75
Minding the Gap13.0011.0013.00
Hale County This Morning, This Evening34.0021.00
Of Fathers and Sons67.0034.0021.00

Best Documentary Short

Documentary-short10Bet888SportBetway
Black Sheep1.451.501.25
Period. End of Sentence.4.103.254.00
End Game5.506.0011.00
Life Boat13.0015.0017.00
A Night at the Garden29.0026.0026.00

Best Film Editing

Film10Bet888SportBetway
Vice2.102.001.80
The Favourite2.602.804.00
Bohemian Rhapsody3.754.254.00
BlackKKlansman11.009.0010.00
Green Book29.0026.0026.00

Best Live Action Short Film

Action Short Film10Bet888SportBetway
Marguerite1.801.851.80
Skin3.503.253.25
Detainment4.505.004.50
Fauve7.509.0013.00
Mother29.0011.0021.00

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Film10Bet888SportBetway
Vice1.081.051.05
Mary Queen of Scots8.009.009.00
Border15.0015.0017.00

Best Original Score

Film10Bet888SportBetway
If Beale Street Could Talk1.571.601.53
Black Panther4.003.754.33
Mary Poppins Returns5.505.004.33
BlackKKlansman12.0013.0021.00
Isle of Dogs29.0026.0026.00

Best Original Song

Song/Film10Bet888SportBetway
Shallow /A Star is Born1.051.031.05
All the Stars /Black Panther8.009.008.00
The Place Where Lost Things Go /Marry Poppins Returns21.0021.0021.00
I’ll Fight /RBG23.0021.0021.00
When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings /The Ball34.0041.0051.00

Best Production Design

Film10Bet888SportBetway
The Favourite1.321.331.44
Black Panther4.003.753.00
Roma9.008.0013.00
Mary Poppins Returns19.0021.0017.00
First Man26.0026.0026.00

Best Sound Editing

Film10Bet888SportBetway
First Man1.321.331.36
A Quiet Place4.504.754.50
Black Panther10.006.508.50
Bohemian Rhapsody10.0011.0010.00
Roma29.0026.0029.00

Best Sound Mixing

Film10Bet888SportBetway
A Star Is Born1.321.401.36
First Man3.754.004.33
Bohemian Rhapsody7.005.006.50
Roma19.0021.0019.00
Black Panther21.0021.0023.00

Best Visual Effects

Film10Bet888SportBetway
Avengers: Infinity War1.151.151.16
First Man5.005.507.00
Ready Player One10.009.008.50
Christopher Robin23.0026.0034.00
Solo: A Star Wars Story51.0051.0041.00

Best Animated Short Film

Animated Film10Bet888SportBetway
Bao1.151.151.08
Weekends4.754.758.00
One Small Step17.0015.0015.00
Animal Behaviour23.0026.0021.00
Late Afternoon36.0026.0034.00

Other Bets

Oscars betting is not limited to Outright/Winners only, and some of the bookies will also offer the following:

Meryl Streep Special – will the queen of American cinema win her 4th Oscar by the end of 2020? Betting against comes at 1.15 odds while the believers are looking at 4.75 odds.

Head to Head – Cold War and Never Look Away are up against each other for the higher number of Oscars. Odds are in favour of Cold War.

Totals (Over/Under) – betting on the total number of Oscars that a certain movie will win.

Props – the list of available prop bets is miles long and some of the most interesting options are the Longest Acceptance Speech, Will a Wrong Winner Be Announced, Will the Winner of the Best Actor/Actress Drop the Oscar, Will X or Y Will Win the Oscar, etc.

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