Early The Oscars Odds - 12 Years a Slave Favored to Win Best Picture Print
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Thursday, 05 December 2013 18:14
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2014 The Oscars: Early Odds

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(The Spread) - The 86th annual Academy Awards don't take place until March 2, 2014 but we've got a sneak peak at the early odds for some of the main categories.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, "12 Years a Slave" is the early favorite to take home Best Picture at 2/3 odds. "Gravity" has the next-best odds at 7/2, while "American Hustle" is 4/1 and "Saving Mr. Banks" is 10/1. "Captain Phillips" is also 16/1, while "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Blue Jasmine" are both 25/1, respectively.

Not surprisingly, Chiwetel Ejiofor is the current early favorite to win Best Actor for his role in "12 Years a Slave." He's 3/2, which gives him an edge over Robert Redford ("All is Lost") at 7/4, Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club") at 5/1, and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips") at 7/1, among others. Idris Elba of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is also 9/1 while Bruce Dem of "Nebraska" and Leonardo DiCaprio of "The Wolf of Wall Street" are both 15/1, respectively.

For Best Actress, Cate Blanchett is a 1/3 favorite for her work in "Blue Jasmine," while Sandra Bullock is 3/1 after starring in "Gravity." Judi Dench ("Philomena") and Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") are 10/1, respectively, while Emma Thompson is 12/1 for her role in "Saving Mr. Banks."

Steve McQueen and Alfonso Cuaron are both 5/4 favorites, respectively, to win an Oscar for Best Director. McQueen directed "12 Years a Slave" while Cuaron directed "Gravity." David O. Russell has the next-best odds at 4/1 for his direction of "American Hustle."

For a complete list of early odds for The Oscars, see below.

The Oscars - Best Picture                   

12 Years a Slave                                                            2/3

Gravity                                                                          7/2

American Hustle                                                            4/1

Saving Mr. Banks                                                           10/1

Captain Phillips                                                              16/1

The Wolf of Wall Street                                                   25/1

Blue Jasmine                                                                 25/1

Inside Llewyn Davis                                                        30/1

The Butler                                                                     40/1

Nebraska                                                                      45/1

August: Osage County                                                   45/1

Her                                                                               50/1

Dallas Buyers Club                                                        50/1

Fruitvale Station                                                             100/1

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty                                        100/1  

Prisoners                                                                      100/1

Rush                                                                             100/1

Blue is the Warmest Color                                              100/1

The Great Gatsby                                                          100/1

The Oscars - Best Director                                                     

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)                                  5/4

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)                                                 5/4

David O. Russell (American Hustle)                                 4/1

Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)                        10/1

Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)                                  25/1

Joel and Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)                       25/1

Spike Jonze (Her)                                                          33/1

Ron Howard (Rush)                                                        33/1

Alexander Payne (Nebraska)                                           50/1

John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks)                             50/1

Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)                                      50/1

Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)                                           50/1

Lee Daniels (The Butler)                                                 50/1

Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby)                                  66/1

Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club)                            66/1

Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners)                                            66/1

The Oscars - Best Actor                      

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)                                  3/2

Robert Redford (All is Lost)                                             7/4

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)                   5/1

Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)                                          7/1

Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)                    9/1

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)                                                   15/1

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)                     15/1

Forest Whitaker (The Butler)                                           25/1

Christian Bale (American Hustle)                                     50/1

Joaquin Phoenix (Her)                                                    50/1

Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)                                   50/1

Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)                                66/1

Hugh Jackman (Prisoners)                                              66/1

Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight)                                       66/1

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby)                             66/1

The Oscars - Best Actress        

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)                                        1/3

Sandra Bullock (Gravity)                                                 3/1

Judi Dench (Philomena)                                                  10/1

Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)                              10/1

Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)                              12/1

Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color..)          33/1

Amy Adams (American Hustle)                                       33/1

Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby)                                  50/1

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)                                   50/1

Paulina Garcia (Gloria)                                                   50/1

Brie Larson (Short Term 12)                                            66/1

Berenice Bejo (The Past)                                                66/1

Kate Winslet (Labor Day)                                                66/1

Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)                                           66/1

Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)                                             66/1

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