2012 Updated Oscars Odds
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.
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
War Horse 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
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 20/1
The Ides of March 30/1
2012 Oscars - Odds to Win Best Animated Feature Film
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
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
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