2012 Oscars Opening Odds
LOS ANGELES, CA (TheSpread) – The nominees for the 2012 Oscars were announced on Tuesday morning. Here is a look at the opening odds for the four major categories.
The Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26. They are handed out each year to the best in cinema and film from 2011.
This year, the film with the most nominees is “Hugo”, which has 11 nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese.
In Best Picture, The Artist is the favorite to win with odds of 2/7. Hugo is listed with odds of 10/1 according to oddsmakers while The Descendents has 7/2 odds to win. There are nine films up for best picture.
In Best Director, Michel Hazanavicius is the favorite according to oddsmakers for The Artist. He has a money line of -175 to win while Scorsese has odds of +175 to win.
In Best Actor, George Clooney (The Descendants) is the favorite to win with 1/3 odds while Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) is the favorite in the Best Actress category with 1/2 odds to win.
The 2012 Oscar Awards will take place at 7PM ET on Sunday, Feb. 26 from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. For a look at the complete odds available for the 2012 Oscars, see below.
Odds to Win Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) -175
Martin Scorsese (Hugo) +175
Alexander Payne (The Descendants) +550
Terrance Malik (Tree of Life) +1800
Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) +1800
Odds to Win Best Picture
The Artist 2/7
The Descendants 7/2
War Horse 14/1
The Help 20/1
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 30/1
Midnight in Paris 30/1
The Tree of Life 50/1
Odds to Win Best Actor
George Clooney (The Descendants) 1/3
Jean Dujardin (The Artist) 2/1
Brad Pitt (Moneyball) 10/1
Demian Bichir (A Better Life) 25/1
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) 25/1
Odds to Win Best Actress
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) 1/2
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) 3/1
Viola Davis (The Help) 3/1
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) 20/1
Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) 20/1