Oscars Betting 2018
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Oscars Betting, Predictions and Odds 2018
The Oscars, which are also commonly known as the Academy Awards celebrate the best of the film industry and take place on an annual basis. There are 24 award categories in total and it is one of the most talked about events of the year. It has been televised every year since 1953 and honours films released in the US throughout the previous 12 months.
The 2018 Oscars is the 90th Academy Awards and will be held on March 4th in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in California. This event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who has been selected for the second year running. Previous hosts have included Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman and Ellen DeGeneres.
The nominations are released in late January and Oscars betting markets are formed shortly afterwards. There are traditionally five nominees in each category and the winner will be announced on the night. The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (AMPS) are sent the nominations and each of their 7,000 members vote for their favourites. It is conducted via paper votes and ballots and every member is entitled to one vote per category.
Other popular betting events in the film industry include the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and BAFTA. The 2018 Bafta betting has already been released by a number of betting sites and unsurprisingly Shape of Water and Three Billboards dominate the best film category and 11/4 and 8/11 respectively.
Oscars Odds 2018
Oscars Predictions for 2018 are rife and everybody has an opinion on which films will enjoy success at this year’s ceremony. We’ve compiled a list of the best odds available for each of the main categories at the 2018 event.
Shape of Water
Winner – The Shape of Water
Guillermo Del Toro
Winner – Guillermo del Toro
Daniel Day Lewis
Winner – Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Winner – Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Our Oscars Predictions
Oscars odds are released once the nominations have been announced and it’s always a tremendously popular betting market. Here at BettingTop10, we take a look at each of the categories and offer our thoughts on the potential winners as we eagerly await the Oscar results for 2018.
This is one of the key categories and is always amongst the most popular betting markets. The Shape of Water is the 10/11 favourite in this category and it is a real contender however Three Billboards has proved extremely popular and is a late runner for this gong. This black comedy offers more value at 11/8 and is our idea of a winner.
The Shape of Water could miss out in the best picture category but an award surely awaits for director Guillermo Del Toro, who is the overwhelming favourite in this field. 8/13 is the standout price at the time of writing but that seems likely to shorten as we get closer to the ceremony. Greta Gerwig, who was responsible for Lady Bird looks a decent alternative at around 7/1.
Gary Oldman’s performance in the Darkest Hour was exceptional and he has unsurprisingly been installed as the odds-on favourite to pick up the best actor gong. This offers little value to punters so Daniel Day Lewis provides a decent alternative, especially given he is due to retire imminently and that could perhaps provide a decent sub-plot to this year’s ceremony.
Three-time winner Meryl Streep is one of the names who crops up on lists of most Oscars won and she is once again nominated here. She is a 50/1 outsider in the Oscars betting but we’d prefer to take the shorter price on Saoirse Ronan. She starred in Lady Bird and the Golden Globe winner can be backed at around 7/1 in a market which is dominated by Frances McDormand.
Best Supporting Actor
Most of the talk has surrounded Christopher Plummer’s nomination and at 25/1, he is certainly an outside pick but the Academy Awards might overlook him based on the circumstances of his arrival. William Defoe looks a viable alternative at a shorter price for his part in the thoroughly enjoyable Florida Project.
Best Supporting Actress
Lady Bird has dominated the nominations and Laurie Metcalf should prevail in the best supporting actress category. She is likely to be popular and is currently second favourite in the market behind the dominant Allison Janney. Mary J Blige is another big name who could do well and is available at a double figure price.
Best Original Screenplay
This appears to be quite a competitive betting heat and it could be a fascinating two-way battle between Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird. The former offers more value and is under the radar compared to the latter, so we marginally favour the 5/2 second favourite.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Call me by your name will take all the beating here and has deservedly been installed as the odds-on favourite to take the gong. It is likely to win this easily but value seekers could do a lot worse than back Mudbound. The period drama which is based on a novel of the same name could prove to be one of the major upsets and surprises do occur in the Oscars results from time to time.
Best Animated Feature Film
This is another category dominated by an overwhelming favourite with Coco expected to take top honours here. It is likely to be popular in Oscars accumulators but value could lie with Loving Vincent which is around 12/1 for success.
Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman is the 3/4 favourite for this category which focuses on the difficulties of a transgender singer and is likely to take top spot here given the subject matter, which has risen to prominence over the past couple of years. That makes it a standout bet here.
Alternative Oscar Category Predictions
Best Documentary (Feature) – Last Man in Aleppo
Best Documentary (Short-Subject) – Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Best Live Action Short Film – The Eleven O’Clock
Best Animated Short Film – Dear Basketball
Best Original Score – Shape of Water / Dunkirk
Best Original Song – “This is me” (Greatest Showman)
Best Sound Editing – Baby Driver
Best Sound Mixing – Baby Driver
Best Production Design – Shape of Water
Best Cinematography – Blade Runner 2049
Best Make Up and Hairstyling – Darkest Hour
Best Costume Design – Beauty and the Beast
Best Film Editing – Baby Driver
Best Visual Effects – Star Wars: The Last Jedi