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Best Picture a Tossup According to Maxim's Betting Odds

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Mar/24/2022

The Oscar for Best Picture will be a dogfight between two films from this past year, according to the odds.

MaximBet, the online sports betting and casino operating behind the iconic Maxim magazine brand, released odds for this Sunday's Academy Awards.

Oscars odds tend to be lopsided with an overwhelming favorite, but it looks like this year the most notable category, Best Picture, will be a tight race.

CODA (-150) is the favorite, just barely, over The Power of the Dog (-120), according to the odds below. The rest of the nominees are longshots, having 15-1 odds or greater.

The two are neck-and-neck for Best Adapted Screenplay as well, with CODA again having a slight edge on The Power of the Dog.

If you need an explanation of what the numbers representing the odds mean please don't hesitate to reach out.

2022 Oscars Odds via MaximBet

Best Picture
CODA -150
The Power of the Dog -120
Belfast +1500
King Richard +4000
West Side Story +5000
Dune +5000
Don't Look Up +6600
Drive My Car +6600
Licorice Pizza +10000
Nightmare Alley +20000

Best Actor
Will Smith - King Richard -1000
Power of the Dog +750
Andrew Garfield - tick, tick... Boom! +2000
Denzel Washington - The Tragedy of Macbeth +5000
Javier Bardem - Being the Ricardos +7500

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain - The Eyes of Tammy Faye -300
Nicole Kidman - Being the Ricardos +500
Olivia Colman - The Lost Daughter +650
Kristen Stewart – Spencer +1200
Penelope Cruz - Parallel Mothers +1500

Best Director
Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog -10000
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast +2000
Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza +2600
Steven Spielberg - West Side Story +2900
Ryusuke Hamaguchi - Drive My Car +3400

Best Supporting Actor
Troy Kotsur – CODA -1000
Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Power of the Dog +450
Ciaran Hinds – Belfast +2000
Jesse Plemons - The Power of the Dog +3300
J.K. Simmons - Being the Ricardos +5000

Best Supporting Actress
Ariana DeBose - West Side Story -5000
Kirsten Dunst - The Power of the Dog +1000
Aunjanue Ellis - King Richard +1400
Jessie Buckley - The Lost Daughter +2500
Judi Dench – Belfast +2500

Best Adapted Screenplay
CODA -120
The Power of The Dog +110
The Lost Daughter +800
Drive My Car +1000
Dune +2600

Best Animated Feature Film
Encanto -1000
The Mitchells vs The Machines +600
Flee +1900
Luca +2000
Raya and the Last Dragon +7500

Best Documentary Feature
Summer of Soul -250
Flee +140
Attica +1000
Ascension +1500
Writing with Fire +2500

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