2016 Oscar Betting Markets Heating UpPublished February 14, 2016 by Mike P
Oscar Betting has heated up dramatically following the nominations. Will this finally be Leo’s year? Check out the current odds in OCR’s latest preview.
The internet has now had enough times to react to the 2016 Oscar nominations. Moviegoers everywhere are discussing their favourites from 2015 and who is the most deserving winner for each category. Many are also backing up their predictions by indulging in 2016 Oscar betting at leading online betting sites like William Hill Sports and Winner Sports.
Best Film Prospects
Sunday 28 February will reveal which of the eight nominated films will be announced as Best Picture. Much of the attention has been heaped on the Revenant, which stars Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, but the odds suggest that Spotlight is the favourite. A number of sites has Spotlight at 5/6, while the Revenant is approximately 13/8. By comparison, the Big Short and the Martian are considered outsiders.
Leo for Best Actor - Will it Finally Happen?
Leonardo DiCaprio has received three nominations for Best Actor and is yet to win an award, but many believe that 2016 will at last be his year. Well, the betting sites appear to agree, as Leo currently has marginal odds of 1/12 at some sites. Michael Fassbender (9/1) in Steve Jobs and Eddie Redmayne (10/1) in the Danish Girl are the closest contenders.
Best Actress Contenders
Jennifer Lawrence is eyeing her second Best Actress award following her performance in Joy. However, the one-time winner is considered an outsider at 7/1. Brie Larson’s incredible performance in Room has earned her odds of 2/7 at some sites, while Saoirse Ronan is also ahead at 11/2 for her Brooklyn nomination.
Other Key Prospects
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is considered the leading directing prospect at 4/7 for the Revenant. Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone could deliver a feel-story if he wins the Best Supporting Actor award at 8/13 for Creed. Rooney Mara is the Best Supporting Actress favourite at 8/15 for Carol, but Alicia Vikander could force an upset at 3/1 for her outstanding performance in the Danish Girl.