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Oscars Betting Breakdown and Next SB Halftime Performer

Written by:
Jordan Bach
Published on:
Feb/06/2020

It's often difficult to wager on the outcome of the Oscars because most of the categories have such overwhelming favorites.



But there are always a few upsets throughout the night so if you're interested in learning about the Las Vegas side of the Academy Awards, take a look at the current Oscars odds and analysis below, which are provided by the online gambling site SportsBetting.ag.

There are also some cool prop bets to accompany Sunday's show including, will anyone trip or fall on their way to the stage, how many people will put on glasses before reading cue card and who Best Actor will thank first.

Oscars betting odds were initially posted on January 13. And some of the numbers have changed drastically, perhaps giving us insight as to who the winners might be.

"There aren't a lot of recreational bettors that want to gamble on the Oscars," said Robert Cooper, odds manager at SportsBetting.ag. "We're mostly drawing professional action for entertainment events like these, which is why you see some major line movements. More often than not, the pros win their bets so it does give you an idea of what might transpire."

For instance, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood opened as the favorite for Best Picture, but now it trails 1917 and Parasite.

Joaquin Phoenix opened as a healthy 1/10 favorite (meaning you had to wager $10 just to win $1), but now he has 1/25 odds because bettors are convinced there is no one else that will win.

For Best Director, Sam Mendes was initially set as the favorite, but only slightly with 4/5 odds. However, after ample bets on Mendes he now has 1/9 odds.

You can view real-time odds up until showtime here as the numbers are subject to change here


Finally, below all of the Oscars information there are odds on who will be next year's Super Bowl halftime performer. The obvious choice sits atop the list.

Gender of first person to appear on stage
Female -250
Male +200
Transgender +2000

Length of opening monologue by first person on stage
Over 5.5 minutes
Under 5.5 minutes

Total upsets in the Big Five categories (Best Picture/Actor/Actress/Director/Original Screenplay)
Over .5
Under .5

How many winners will continue their speeches over the exit music?
Over 4.5
Under 4.5

How many people will be bleeped during acceptance speech?
Over 1.5
Under 1.5

Will any winners trip or fall as they walk to the microphone?
Yes +500
No -900

Will a presenter drop a cue card before or after opening?
Yes +300
No -500

Will a presenter announce wrong winner?
Yes +1500
No -4000

Total winners that put on glasses before reading acceptance speeches
Over 2.5
Under 2.5

Total presenters that put on glasses before reading cue card
Over 2.5
Under 2.5

Will "Trump" be said during broadcast?
Yes +110
No -150

How many times will "Kobe" or "Mamba" be said?
Over 1.5
Under 1.5

Who will Best Actor thank first?
The Academy +100
Husband/Wife/Partner +250
Director +300
Mother +700
God +1000

Who will Best Actress thank first?
The Academy +100
Husband/Wife/Partner +250
Director +300
Mother +700
God +1000

Best Picture     Odds
1917     2/5
Parasite     3/1
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     15/2
Joker     14/1
The Irishman     50/1
Jojo Rabbit     66/1
Little Women     80/1
Marriage Story     80/1
Ford v Ferrari     150/1
(Notes: OUATIH opened as 5/4 favorite while 1917 was second at 5/2)

    
Best Actor     Odds
Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)     1/25
Adam Driver (Marriage Story)     7/1
Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)     22/1
Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)     25/1
Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)     33/1
(Notes: Phoenix opened as 1/10 favorite)

    
Best Actress     Odds
Renee Zellweger (Judy)     1/15
Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)     15/2
Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)     18/1
Charlize Theron (Bombshell)     22/1
Saorise Ronan (Little Women)     28/1
(Notes: Zellweger opened as 1/7 favorite)

    
Best Supporting Actor     Odds
Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)     1/25
Joe Pesci (The Irishman)     8/1
Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)     18/1
Al Pacino (The Irishman)     20/1
Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)     33/1
(Notes: Pitt opened as 1/8 favorite)     

    
Best Supporting Actress     Odds
Laura Dern (Marriage Story)     1/22
Margot Robbie (Bombshell)     8/1
Florence Pugh (Little Women)     14/1
Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)     20/1
Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)     33/1
(Notes: Dern opened as 1/6 favorite)

    
Best Director     Odds
Sam Mendes (1917)     1/9
Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)     9/2
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)     10/1
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)     33/1
Todd Phillips (Joker)     50/1
(Notes: Mendes opened as 4/5 favorite)

    
Best Original Screenplay     Odds
Parasite     1/2
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     5/4
Marriage Story     8/1
1917     40/1
Knives Out     40/1
(Notes: OUATIH opened as 2/3 favorite while Parasite was second at 3/2)

    
Best Adapted Screen Play     Odds
Jojo Rabbit     1/3
Little Women     2/1
The Irishman     7/1
Joker     50/1
The Two Popes     50/1
(Notes: Jojo Rabbit opened as 4/1 underdog while Little Women was 2/5 favorite)

    
Best Original Song     Odds
(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again (Rocketman)     1/10
Stand Up (Harriet)     9/2
Into The Unknown (Frozen II)     9/1
I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away (Toy Story 4)     25/1
Im Standing With You (Breakthrough)     40/1

    
Best Original Score     Odds
Joker     1/7
1917     3/1
Little Women     12/1
Marriage Story     33/1
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker     40/1
(Notes: Joker opened as 1/3 favorite)

    
Best Animated Feature Film     Odds
Toy Story 4     2/3
Klaus     1/1
Missing Link     9/1
I Lost My Body     33/1
How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World     50/1
(Notes: Toy Story 4 opened as 1/6 favorite while Klaus opened at 5/1)

    
Best Animated Short Film     Odds
Hair Love     2/5
Kitbull     7/4
Sister     9/1
Memorable     14/1
Dcera (Daughter)     40/1
(Notes: Sister opened as 12/1 underdog)

    
Best Cinemaphotography     Odds
1917     1/50
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood     12/1
Joker     14/1
The Lighthouse     14/1
The Irishman     25/1

    
Best Cosume Design     Odds
Little Women     1/3
Jojo Rabbit     3/2
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     5/1
Joker     40/1
The Irishman     50/1
(Notes: Jojo Rabbit opened as 12/1 underdog)

    
Best Documentary Feature     Odds
American Factory     2/5
For Sama     7/5
Honeyland     10/1
The Cave     50/1
The Edge of Democracy     50/1
(Notes: American Factory opened as 1/6 favorite while For Sama was 9/2 underdog)

    
Best Documentary Short     Odds
Learning to Skateboard     1/12
St Louis Superman     6/1
Life Overtakes Me     12/1
In the Absence     12/1
Walk Run Cha Cha     20/1

    
Best Film Editing     Odds
Ford v Ferrari     10/11
Parasite     1/1
The Irishman     11/2
Jojo Rabbit     25/1
Joker     25/1
(Notes: Ford v Ferrari opened as 2/1 underdog)

    
Best Makeup and Hairstyling     Odds
Bombshell     1/10
Joker     4/1
Judy     14/1
1917     22/1
Maleficent Mistress of Evil     33/1

    
Best Production Design     Odds
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     2/3
1917     3/2
Parasite     7/2
The Irishman     33/1
Jojo Rabbit     50/1

    
Best Sound Editing     Odds
1917     1/3
Ford v Ferrari     7/4
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood     22/1
Joker     25/1
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker     25/1

    
Best Sound Mixing     Odds
1917     1/3
Ford v Ferrari     7/4
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     18/1
Ad Astra     25/1
Joker     25/1

    
Best Visual Effects     Odds
1917     2/3
Avengers: Endgame     5/2
The Lion King     9/2
The Irishman     11/2
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker     25/1
(Notes: Avengers opened as 3/2 favorite while 1917 was second at 5/2)

Hologram Halftime Show?

Everyone knows Taylor Swift will get her shot at the Super Bowl big stage, and oddsmakers are predicting that will happen very soon.

Swift will be great, whenever her day comes, but wouldn't we all like to see a Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson hologram rock out at halftime?

Next Super Bowl Halftime Performer
Taylor Swift     5/1
Adele     8/1
Drake     8/1
Jay-Z     9/1
Rihanna     9/1
Queen     10/1
Foo Fighters     12/1
Ariana Grande     14/1
Billie Eilish     14/1
Bon Jovi     16/1
Justin Bieber     16/1
Lizzo     16/1
Luke Bryan     16/1
Post Malone     16/1
Ed Sheeran     18/1
Metallica     18/1
Elton John    

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