The Golden Raspberry Awards have long been seen as the anti-Oscars in that it “honors” the worst films of the past year. The interesting thing about the Razzies is that people can actually bet on who they feel will “win” these awards.
It is true that the Razzies are not as popular from a betting perspective as the Oscars. Still, the Razzies have plenty of lines for people to look into.
The bets for the Razzies are typically for the key categories of Worst Picture, Actor, Actress and Director. Some betting sites will also take a look at some of the fringe categories like Worst Remake or Worst Screen Couple.
What Odds Have There Been?
Like with the Oscars, the Razzies have their own favorites for betting purposes. In 2015, Kirk Cameron’s faith-based film Saving Christmas won with a -105 line to take home the Worst Picture award. Transformers: Age of Extinction had a +200 entertainment betting line while fellow faith-based film Left Behind had a +375 line.
Some categories have more definitive favorites than others. In 2015, Kirk Cameron won the Worst Actor award for his role in Saving Christmas while having -333 odds. Nicolas Cage had +250 odds that her for his role in Left Behind. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz had -300 odds for the Worst Actress award, a title she took home for her roles in the Other Woman and Sex Tape.
Who’s Favored in 2016?
Betting lines for the Razzies will be available when the nominations are revealed in the early part of the year. There are plenty of trashy movies that are expected to be good candidates at sportsbooks this coming year. These include such films as Get Hard, Fifty Shades of Grey, Mortdecai, Hot Pursuit and Jupiter Ascending. Sequels like Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Taken 3 and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 are good possibilities as well.
What About Positive Awards?
Not all Razzies are bad awards. There’s always a potential for sportsbook bets to be placed on the Razzie Redeemer Award. The award for 2015 went to Ben Affleck, who went from making Gigli to making Argo and Gone Girl.