Oscars All The Rage in Online Betting

Published February 22, 2012 by OCR Editor

Oscars All The Rage in Online Betting

Jean Dujardin and The Artist feature heavily in Oscars online sportsbook betting odds.

The Oscars, or the Academy Awards as they are officially known, are the cinematic world's biggest event of the year, and as a result they are also a popular event for online bookmakers and punters.

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The 84th Academy Awards, to be held next Sunday night at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, has already had some controversy when producer Brett Ratner and original host Eddie Murphy stepped down after Ratner made a gay slur when talking about rehearsals. Billy Crystal will now host the ceremony, for the ninth time, and Brian Grazer will produce it.

Every year there is a frontrunner which collects most of the punters' attention, and this year that film is The Artist, which wowed audiences with its throwback to the silent black and white musical films of the 1920s and 1930s. This film looks like a certainty for Best Film Oscar, and is sure to feature heavily in other categories as well.

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William Hill is offering an almost unbackable 1/9 for The Artist to win best film, so better to look at the odds for best actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist), 8/11, George Clooney (The Descendants), evens, Brad Pitt (Moneyball), 20/1, Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (25/1), and Demain Bachir (A Better Life), 50/1.

The best actress odds also have two main contenders: Viola Davis (The Help), 8/13, Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), evens, Michelle William (My Week with Marilyn), 16/1, Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), both 66/1.

Hills are also offering a special on the Best Actress Oscar winner being decked out in a Posh frock - as in the look sported by Victoria Beckham at London Fashion Week. The odds of this occurring are 33/1.

Grande Vegas Oscars Facebook Contest

Grande Vegas Casino has organized a week full of Oscars-related promos, including nine bonuses worth $900 and the chance for players to receive a 50% cash back bonus on Monday, just by using a bonus code corresponding to the winning film for Best Picture category.

Thanks to the online casino's Facebook contest, players can win even more bonuses simply by guessing correctly who will take home the Oscar for each category come Sunday. Players who join the "Oscars 2012 at Grande Vegas" Facebook event and comments on their selections will also be in the running for bonuses of up to $150.

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