Showbusiness Specials Betting Oscars / Film Awards By Jon Ivan-Duke

Oscars: Is Your Speech Ready, Eddie?

Eddie Redmayne is a near-certain Oscar winner if you follow the betting. William Hill make The Theory Of Everything star 1/4 favourite – that means if you had a £4 bet and Eddie lands the Oscar, you’d take away a £5 winning bet, making just £1 profit.


To give a comparison, going in to the final race of the 2014 F1 season, Lewis Hamilton was 17 points ahead of Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ championship. Lewis was the same odds to lift the title ahead of that race, as Eddie is to win the Best Actor Oscar.


“Eddie is racing clear of his rivals in the Best Actor betting and we would be very surprised if he isn’t celebrating at the Oscars,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.



William Hill Oscars Specials:


  • 2/1 Benedict Cumberbatch will photo bomb during the Oscars ceremony.
  • 3/1 that the winner of either Best Actress or Supporting Actress will be wearing Victoria Beckham at the Oscars.
  • 5/1 that Jennifer Lawrence will trip for the third year in a row.
  • 8/1 that any photo taken on the Red Carpet or throughout the Oscars ceremony will be retweeted one million times before the end of the ceremony.



William Hill Oscars Odds:


Best Picture: 8/13 Birdman; 5/4 Boyhood; 40/1 American Sniper; 40/1 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 40/1 The Imitation Game; 50/1 The Theory of Everything; 100/1 Whiplash; 125/1 Selma


Best Actor: 1/4 Eddie Redmayne; 11/4 Michael Keaton; 25/1 Bradley Cooper; 40/1 Benedict Cumberbatch; 100/1 Steve Carell


Best Actress: 1/50 Julianne Moore; 16/1 Reese Witherspoon; 25/1 Rosamund Pike; 40/1 Felicity Jones; 50/1 Marion Cotillard


Best Director: 4/9Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; 6/4 Richard Linklater; 50/1 Wes Anderson; 66/1 Bennett Miller; 66/1 Morten Tyldum


Best Supporting Actor: 1/50 JK Simmons; 14/1 Edward Norton; 20/1 Mark Ruffalo; 40/1 Ethan Hawke; 50/1 Robert Duvall


Best Supporting Actress: 1/66 Patricia Arquette; 25/1 Emma Stone; 33/1 Keira Knightley; 33/1 Laura Dern; 40/1 Meryl Streep


Best Foreign Language Film: 4/9 Ida; 7/4 Leviathan; 11/1 Wild Tales; 22/1 Timbuktu; 33/1 Tangerines


Best Original Screenplay: 4/6 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 11/10 Birdman; 10/1 Boyhood; 50/1 Nightcrawler; 50/1 Foxcatcher


Best Visual Effects: 1/4 Intertellar; 3/1 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; 13/2 Guardians of the Galaxy; 40/1 X-Men: Days of Future Past; 40/1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Best Adapted Screenplay: 4/11 The Imitation Game; 10/3 Whiplash; 9/2 The Theory of Everything; 20/1 American Sniper; 33/1 Inherent Vice


Best Documentary: 1/6 Citizenfour; 7/2 Virunga; 14/1 Finding Vivian Maier; 22/1 Last Days In Vietnam; 28/1 The Salt Of The Earth


Best Cinematography: 2/7 Birdman; 3/1 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 11/1 Unbroken; 12/1 Ida; 22/1 Mr Turner


Best Film Editing: 1/2 Boyhood; 2/1 Whiplash; 8/1 American Sniper; 16/1 The Imitation Game; 16/1 The Grand Budapest Hotel


Best Original Score: 4/7 The Theory of Everything; 11/8 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 9/1 The Imitation Game; 12/1 Interstellar; 50/1 Mr Turner


Best Costume Design: 1/10 Grand Budapest Hotel; 5/1 Into The Woods; 12/1 Maleficent; 22/1 Mr Turner; 33/1 Inherant Vice


Best Makeup and Hairstyling: 1/7 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 4/1 Guardians of the Galaxy; 8/1 Foxcatcher


Best Original Song: 2/9 Glory – Selma; 4/1 Everything is Awesome – The Lego Movie; 8/1 Lost Stars – Begin Again; 10/1 I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me; 33/1 Grateful – Beyond The Lights


Best Sound Editing: 4/9 American Sniper; 2/1 Interstellar; 6/1 Birdman; 33/1 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies; 33/1 Unbroken


Best Sound Mixing: 13/8 American Sniper; 9/4 Interstellar; 9/4 Whiplash; 4/1 Birdman; 50/1 Unbroken


Best Production Design: 1/9 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 11/2 Into The Woods; 12/1 Mr Turner; 20/1 Interstellar; 25/1 The Imitation Game


Best Animated Short Film: 1/4 Feast; 9/2 The Dam Keeper; 5/1 The Bigger Picture; 22/1 Me and my Moulton; 28/1 A Single Life


Best Documentary Short Subject: 1/7 Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1; 5/1 Joanna; 10/1 Our Curse; 22/1 The Reaper; 22/1 White Earth


Best Animated Feature Film: 2/7 How to Train Your Dragon; 5/2 Big Hero 6; 14/1 Song of the Sea; 14/1 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya; 22/1 The Boxtrolls