12 Years A Slave is a clear-cut $1.25 favourite with bookmaker Sportingbet to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is a $1.67 favourite to win the Best Actor Oscar for his lead role in the film.
With nominations now finalised, Cate Blanchett has firmed into the very short odds of $1.08 at Sportingbet to win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Blue Jasmine.
“Cate is now a hotter favourite than what Natalie Portman was when she won the Oscar for Black Swan. Punters think she’s all but guaranteed of the Oscar,” William Hill’s Andrew Brown said.
86th Academy Awards
12 Years A Slave $1.25
American Hustle $4.00
The Wolf Of Wall Street $34.00
Dallas Buyers Club $34.00
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) $1.67
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) $2.50
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street) $7.50
Bruce Dern (Nebraska) $21.00
Christian Bale (American Hustle) $41.00
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) $1.08
Sandra Bullock (Gravity) $9.00
Amy Adams (American Hustle) $11.00
Judi Dench (Philomena) $26.00
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) $34.00
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) $1.33
Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) $3.50
David O. Russell (American Hustle) $13.00
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf Of Wall Street) $21.00
Alexander Payne (Nebraska) $41.00