Showbusiness Specials Betting Oscars / Film Awards By Joe Crilly

Oscars – One Week To Go: Who Will Win What?

With just one week to go until the Oscars, it looks like once again there could be a Brit bringing home the bacon. In just a couple of short months, Eddie Redmayne has gone from 7/2 outsider for the award to 2/7 favourite and as he has scooped more and more awards, his odds continue to plummet.


Just as Michael Keaton was knocked from the top of the betting in the Best Actor market by Redmayne, it is his movie, Birdman, that has knocked Boyhood off the top of the betting in best picture, although this is altogether a much closer race. Not since the 2006 ceremony, when Crash pipped Brokeback Mountain to Best Picture has there been two films as close in the odds with just a week to go.


Boyhood had been favourite for so long and at one point, we made it as short as 1/14 to scoop the big prize, however, Birdman, has not only attracted rave reviews since it was released but has cleaned up at some of the more prestigious awards ceremonies and at this moment in the betting, all indicators point towards the latter bagging Best Picture,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Julianne Moore is this year’s nailed on certainty at 1/50 to win Best Actress for her role in Still Alice. “Every year there are one or two categories that have a massively odds on favourite and this year it is in the Best Actress category. Julianne Moore is this year’s Helen Mirren or Colin Firth.”


Best Picture: 4/6 Birdman; 6/5 Boyhood; 40/1 American Sniper; 40/1 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 40/1 The Imitation Game; 100/1 Selma; 100/1 The Theory of Everything; 100/1 Whiplash


Best actor: 2/7 Eddie Redmayne; 5/2 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: 8/13 Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; 6/5 Richard Linklater; 40/1 Wes Anderson; 50/1 Bennett Miller; 66/1 Morten Tyldum


Best supporting actor: 1/33 JK Simmons; 14/1 Edward Norton; 20/1 Mark Ruffalo; 40/1 Ethan Hawke; 50/1 Robert Duvall


Best supporting actress: 1/50 Patricia Arquette; 20/1 Emma Stone; 33/1 Keira Knightley; 40/1 Laura Dern; 40/1 Meryl Streep


Best foreign language film: 8/15 Ida; 7/4 Leviathan; 8/1 Wild Tales; 16/1 Timbuktu; 25/1 Tangerines


Best original screenplay: 8/15 Birdman; 6/4 Grand Budapest Hotel; 6/1 Boyhood; 40/1 Nightcrawler; 50/1 Foxcatcher


Best visual effects: 2/7 Intertellar; 7/2 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; 4/1 Guardians of the Galaxy; 25/1 X-Men: Days of Future Past; 33/1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier


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


Best documentary: 1/5 Citizenfour; 10/3 Virunga; 12/1 Finding Vivian Maier; 22/1 Last Days In Vietnam; 25/1 The Salt Of The Earth


Best Cinematography: 1/3 Birdman; 3/1 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 9/1 Ida; 9/1 Unbroken; 18/1 Mr Turner


Best film editing: 4/7 Boyhood; 2/1 Whiplash; 6/1 American Sniper; 10/1 The Imitation Game; 14/1 The Grand Budapest Hotel


Best Original Score: 4/7 The Theory of Everything; 5/4 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 9/1 The Iitation Game; 10/1 Interstellar; 50/1 Mr Turner


Best costume design: 1/9 Grand Budapest Hotel; 9/2 Into The Woods; 12/1 Maleficent; 20/1 Mr Turner; 25/1 Inherant Vice


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


Best Sound editing: ½ American Sniper; 2/1 Interstellar; 7/1 Birdman; 25/1 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies; 25/1 Unbroken


Best Sound mixing: 11/8 American Sniper; 9/4 Interstellar; 11/4 Whiplash; 7/2 Birdman; 50/1 Unbroken


Best Production design: 1/5 The Grand Budapest Hotel; 9/2 Into The Woods; 8/1 Mr Turner; 16/1 Interstellar; 25/1 The Imitation Game


Best animated short film: 1/3 Feast; 7/2 The Bigger Picture; 9/2 The Dam Keeper; 16/1 Me and my Moulton; 20/1 A Single Life


Best documentary short subject: 1/5 Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1; 5/1 Joanna; 8/1 Our Curse; 20/1 The Reaper; 20/1 White Earth


Best animated feature film: 4/11 How to Train Your Dragon; 9/4 Big Hero 6; 10/1 Song of the Sea; 10/1 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya; 18/1 The Boxtrolls