Seems like each year at this time the Academy Awards are appointment television. Most of all in recent years there has been increased betting action with the Oscars Odds. What was once derided as exotic is now completely mainstream. Due to the newfound acceptance of wagering on the Academy Awards more people are handicapping the different categories. For this year’s 90th Academy Awards Jimmy Kimmel will host for the second consecutive year. Billy Crystal was the last host of back to back Oscars in 1997 and 1998. And Billboards Outside Ebiing, Missouri is the favorite to win best picture.
The 90th Academy Awards 2018
Date and Time: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Location: Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center
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Academy Awards TV Coverage: ABC
Best picture has a total of nine nominees with the Oscars Odds. Opening at -150 is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Next at even money is The Shape of Water. Lady Bird opens as the third selection at +1000. Right behind Lady Bird is Get Out at +1500. What could prove to be a live dog is Dunkirk at +3500. Longshots are The Post, Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, and Phantom Thread. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a highly praised crime drama. The picture has been nominated for seven different awards.
Also, of note with the sportsbook lines is Best Director. Christopher Nolan opened at +600 for Dunkirk. Guillermo del Toro is a -1400 favorite choice for The Shape of Water. Greta Gerwig is a +1200 selection for Lady Bird. Finally, Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) are long shots. 2007 was the last time del Toro was nominated for an Academy Award with Pan’s Labyrinth. He has never won as Oscar. England’s Nolan is best known for The Dark Knight Trilogy that ran from 2005-13. Gerwig’s Lady Bird received a lot of critical acclaim.
Gary Oldman of Darkest Hour is a prohibitive favorite at -3500 for Best Actor. Timothee Chalamet is a+1500 selection for Call Me by Your Name. Additionally, at +1500 is Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out. Phantom Thread’s Daniel Day Lewis is a +2000 choice. Finally, the long shot for best actor is Denzel Washington for Roman J Israel Esq.). Washington would figure to be a name brand underdog. Most noteworthy are Washington’s two career Academy Awards wins. Washington won the Best Supporting Actor Award back in 1990. The coveted Best Actor was his for Training Day in 2002.
Ladies will note that one of the biggest favorites on the board is Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDormand opened at -2500 and already has an Academy Award. Recently she picked up a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama for Three Billboards.
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Probably Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an Oscars Odds favorite that can pay. Most relevant is the respected McDormand’s Best Actress category where she should clean up. Few pictures in recent memory have received such critical acclaim. Most noteworthy was the praise heaped upon McDormand for her work in the film. Dunkirk may bring unexpected value as a picture. Finally, Washington is always a popular threat to win anything he is nominated for.
Oscars Betting Odds Picks
Furthermore, another advantage Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has is that it was a late released picture. Due to that it’s fresh on everyone’s mind.
Oscars Betting Online Pick: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Frances McDormand for Best Actress.