Australia Showbusiness Specials Betting Oscars / Film Awards By Andrew Brown

Latest Oscars Odds: Dual-Hemisphere plunge for Redmayne and its UK parent company,, have both received a string of bets for Eddie Redmayne to win the Best Actor Oscar for his starring role in The Theory Of Everything.


Since last month, punters have backed Redmayne from odds of $2.20 with Sportingbet into his current quote of $1.20.


“Just a few weeks ago Michael Keaton was the favourite, but our punters are now convinced the Oscar is going home with Redmayne,” said Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown.


Keaton’s odds have slipped from $1.60 to $4.00 as a result of the heavy support for Redmayne, but William Hill UK spokesperson Rupert Adams believes the Oscar could still go to either actor.


“In any other year, Eddie would probably be $1.01 to win the award, but Keaton’s performance is also exceptional and it is perhaps not a forgone conclusion,” said Adams.


What is a forgone conclusion according to punters is the Best Actress Oscar, with Julianne Moore at odds of $1.01 with Sportingbet.


“That means you only win a $1 for every $100 you put on should Moore be successful – they are the shortest odds we offer and illustrate what an overwhelming favourite she is,” said Brown.


The latest odds suggest the Best Picture Oscar is still very much up for grabs, with Birdman the slight $1.55 favourite ahead of Boyhood at $2.25.


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Oscars - Best Picture

Odds from

Birdman $1.55

Boyhood $2.25

American Sniper $41.00

The Imitation Game $41.00

The Grand Budapest Hotel $51.00

Selma $126.00

The Theory Of Everything $126.00

Whiplash $126.00


Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne $1.20

Michael Keaton $4.00

Bradley Cooper $21.00

Benedict Cumberbatch $51.00

Steve Carell $101.00


Best Actress

Julianne Moore $1.01

Reese Witherspoon $17.00

Rosamund Pike $26.00

Felecity Jones $41.00

Marion Cotillard $67.00


Best Director

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu $1.60

Richard Linklater $2.15

Wes Anderson $51.00

Bennett Miller $67.00

Morten Tyldum $67.00


Best supporting Actor

JK Simmons $1.01

Edward Norton $17.00

Mark Ruffalo $21.00

Ethan Hawke $51.00

Robert Duvall $51.00


Best supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette $1.01

Emma Stone $17.00

Laura Dern $26.00

Meryl Streep $34.00

Keira Knightley $34.00