|2014 The Oscars Odds: Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron Favored to win Best Director|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 18 January 2014 16:00|
Best Director Oscars Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Who will win Best Director at The Oscars this year? Let's check out the odds.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Alfonso Cuaron is favored at 2/5 to win Best Director at this year's Oscars for his work on "Gravity." Steve Mcqueen of "12 Years a Slave" has the next-best odds at 5/2 while David O. Russell of "American Hustle" is 10/1. Martin Scorsese of "The Wolf of Wall Street" is also 16/1 while Alexander Payne of "Nebraska" has the longest odds to win at 50/1.
Cuaron wrote, produced, directed and edited "Gravity," which was the first film he's worked on since he produced "Rudo y Cursi" in 2008. He also produced "Year of the Nail" in 2007 and "Pan's Labyrinth" in 2006. He also directed "Children of Men," which also came out in 2006.
McQueen directed and produced "12 Years a Slave" and also wrote and directed "Shame" in 2011 and "Hunger" in 2008, as well as many short films since 1993.
Before his work on "American Hustle," Russell also wrote and directed "I Heart Huckabees" and "Silver Linings Playbook," and was the director on "The Fighter." He was also a producer on "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," and was the writer and director of "Three Kings" staring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube.
Along with "The Wolf of Wall Street," Scorsese has also received an Academy Award nomination for his work on "Hugo," "The Departed," "The Aviator" and "Gangs of New York," among others.
The Oscars - Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) 2/5
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) 5/2
David O. Russell (American Hustle) 10/1
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) 16/1
Alexander Payne (Nebraska) 50/1