2012 Updated Oscars Odds

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LOS ANGELES, CA (TheSpread) – The 84th Annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday. Here is an updated look at the odds to win at this year’s Oscars.

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This year, there are nine films up for Best Picture, but the oddsmakers are clearly backing one film, The Artist, as it has 1/12 odds to take home the golden statue. Other short odds to win are The Descendants (10/1) and The Help (12/1).

In Best Actor, Jean Dujardin of The Artist is the favorite to win this award, with 5/7 odds. The only other actor that seems to have a shot in the eyes of the oddsmakers is George Clooney for his role in The Descendants.

Another category with a little competition is in Best Actress where Viola Davis is a 5/8 favorite to win for her role in The Help, but Meryl Streep has short odds of 5/4 to win for her role in The Iron Lady.

In the Best Director category, Michael Hazanavicius is the runaway favorite to win for his work in The Artist, as he has 1/7 odds to win the Oscar. The closest competition in the category according to oddsmakers is Martin Scorsese for his work in Hugo. Scorsese has 5/1 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.

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Picture 

The Artist 1/12

The Descendants 10/1

The Help 12/1

Hugo 20/1

War Horse 40/1

Moneyball 40/1

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 75/1

Midnight in Paris 75/1

The Tree of Life 75/1

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Actor

Jean Dujardin (The Artist) 5/7

George Clooney (The Descendants) 6/5

Brad Pitt (Moneyball) 15/1

Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) 25/1

Demian Bichir (A Better Life) 50/1

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Actress

Viola Davis (The Help) 5/8

Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) 5/4

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) 15/1

Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) 40/1

Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) 50/1

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Director

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) 1/7

Martin Scorsese (Hugo) 5/1

Alexander Payne (The Descendants) 20/1

Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) 40/1

Terrance Malik (Tree of Life) 40/1

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Adapted Screenplay       

The Descendants 1/5

Moneyball 5/1

Hugo 12/1

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 20/1

The Ides of March 30/1

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Animated Feature Film    

Rango 1/10

Chico and Rita 15/2

A Cat In Paris 12/1

Puss in Boots 15/1

Kung Fu Panda 2 25/1

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Original Screenplay       

Midnight in Paris 2/7

The Artist 11/4

A Separation 25/1

Margin Call 25/1

Bridesmaids 25/1

2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Original Score   

Ludovic Bource (The Artist) 1/10

John Williams (War Horse) 7/1

Howard Stone (Hugo) 14/1

Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) 25/1

John Williams (The Adventures Of Tintin) 40/1

2012 Oscars - Will Christopher Plummer win Best Supporting Actor?      

Yes -3000

No +1200

2012 Oscars - Will Octavia Spencer win Best Supporting Actress?

Yes -1500

No +700

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