The Blind Side Odds
The feeling good movie “The Blind Side” has an uphill battle to win Best Picture at the 2010 Academy Awards, but don’t count the underdog out.
“The Blind Side” is a 2009 American sports drama written about John Lee Hancock and starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron and Kathy Bates. The film is based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis about offensive lineman Michael Oher. The story follows Oher from his rough childhood upbringing through his selection in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
The film grossed $34,510,00 in its opening weekend and soon became the highest grossing football movie and sports drama of all time. The movie also hit $200 million domestically on New Year’s Day of this year.
Along with its nomination for Best Picture, Bullock has received an Academy Award for Best Actress and she’s already won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the real life Leigh Anne Tuohy.
Oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com have made “The Blind Side” a +1500 money line underdog to win Best Picture at the 82nd Oscars. “Avatar” is the favorite at –250 on the money line, while “The Hurt Locker” is +120, “Up in the Air” is +800 and “Inglourious Basterds” is +1400.
For a complete list of odds for Best Picture for the 2010 Academy Awards, see below.
2010 Academy Awards – 82nd Oscars Betting Odds - March 7, 2010
A Serious Man +5000
An Education +5000
District 9 +6000
Inglourious Basterds +1400
The Blind Side +1500
The Hurt Locker +120
Up in the Air +800
Posted: 2/23/10 12:48PM ET