Updated Best Supporting Actor Odds
LAS VEGAS, (The Spread) - JK Simmons will head into the Academy Awards on Sunday as a massive favorite to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Simmons is 1/50 to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Whiplash." Edward Norton has the next-best odds to win at 12/1 for his role "Birdman" but he's only 12/1, which dwarfs Simmons' odds in comparison.
Mark Ruffalo, meanwhile, is 16/1 to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor from his work in "Foxcatcher." The two long shots are Ethan Hawke for "Boyhood" and Robert Duvall for "The Judge." Both of those actors are 33/1 to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
This is Simmons' first nomination for an Academy Award while it's Norton's third. He was also nominated in 1997 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in "Primal Fear" and was also nominated in 1999 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for "American History X."
The Oscars - Best Supporting Actor
JK Simmons - Whiplash 1/50
Edward Norton - Birdman 12/1
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher 16/1
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood 33/1
Robert Duvall - The Judge 33/1