The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are the pinnacle of recognition for anyone in the film industry. On Sunday, February 9, 2020, glitz and glamour will ooze from every angle, as the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is adorned by the creme de la creme of movie greatness, hoping to win one of the 24 titles at the 92nd Oscars.
You might not be winning any Oscars, but with Gambling.com's Oscars betting guide, you could win on Oscars' night. It's right now that Oscars betting odds start to get interesting, so read through our tips to learn everything you need to know before betting on the Oscars with one of our reviewed, and recommended Oscars betting sites.
Here are the best odds available in the Oscars 2020 betting for the main event: Best Picture. Be aware that betting on Best Picture is an ever-changing landscape, with current affairs and preceding awards causing big betting stirs.
|Film||Best Odds||Bookmaker||Release Date|
|Once Upon A Time In Hollywood||5/2||William Hill||July 26|
|The Irishman||8/1||Ladbrokes||November 1|
|Marriage Story||25/1||Betway||November 6|
|Jojo Rabbit||40/1||Betway||October 18|
|Ford v Ferrari (Le Mans '66)||66/1||Ladbrokes||November 15|
|Just Mercy||66/1||BetVictor||December 25|
|Little Women||66/1||BetVictor||December 25|
|The Laundromat||66/1||William Hill||September 27|
|Clemency||66/1||888 Sport||December 27|
|Lucy In The Sky||100/1||Betfair||December 6|
|Avengers: Endgame||100/1||Bet365||April 25|
|A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood||100/1||Betway||November 22|
|The Report||100/1||Paddy Power||November 15|
|The Two Popes||100/1||Betfair||November 27|
Right behind Best Picture betting, comes the Oscars Best Actor betting, and the odds on Best Actress. These are the three most important titles, and Oscars betting markets, but there are plenty of others. Here are the six key betting markets that you can bet on ahead of the Oscars:
You can actually bet on almost any Academy Award, odds opening on more and more titles as the big night approaches - and, you will also be able to bet on things like, 'Who will give the longest acceptance speech?' and 'Will the same film win Best Picture and Best Director?'.
Betting on the Oscars is tricky. It's not like betting on sports when nobody knows the outcome.However, our top Oscars betting tip is to follow the three preceding major awards that fall in January. In the past 20 years:
That is not a foolproof Oscars betting system, but it does narrow the field of odds. The next tip to consider when betting on the Academy Awards is to follow social issues, and other Oscars trends. For example:
The biggest mover of the Oscars betting odds are the three other major awards, which will all take place in January 2020: the Golden Globes coming on January 5, the Critic's Choice on January 12, and the Screen Actors Guild's on January 19.
With the Oscars not announcing nominations until January 13, 2020, if there is going to be any early moves in the Oscars betting odds, they are likely to relate to December nominations:
The 92nd Oscars ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020.
The Oscars have been held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood since 2002.
Yes, it is legal to bet on the Oscars in some places. The UK and Ireland, for example, and also New Jersey in the US. For more information on where it's legal to bet on the Oscars in 2020, check out our jurisdiction guides.
At present, the 2020 Oscars is host-less, just like it was in 2019, after Kevin Hart stepped down over backlash caused by historic homophobic tweets. It has not been confirmed yet whether or not a host will ever be appointed, so the Oscars could well be host-free again, especially considering the ceremony saw a 12% year-on-year increase in viewers in the USA without one in 2019.
Oscars fans in the UK and Ireland can watch the ceremony live on Sky Cinema, Sky One or NOW TV, with highlights coming the following night. In Australia, the Oscars are typically broadcast live on free-to-air network Channel Nine, with Foxtel channel E! showing red carpet action. New Zealand's Oscars fans can catch the 2020 ceremony live on TVNZ, while in Canada, all the Oscars action is covered by CTV, including Facebook live from the Oscars balcony.
Yes! Netflix has already received 29 Academy Award nominations, and won six Oscars, including 2019 Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film courtesy of Alfonso Cuaron's Roma. That movie was also Netflix's first Best Picture nomination, but in 2020 the distributor is expected to have more, with Marriage Story and The Irishman heading the Best Picture betting.
February 2020 will see the 92nd Oscars being presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, each winner walking away with one of the famous golden statuettes that give the Academy Awards their name.
Since that first dinner on May 16, 1929, where a 15-minute ceremony handed out 15 statuettes, it has grown into a 3.5 hour production, televised live to 225 countries. A total of 3,096 Oscars have been awarded, here are the most recent big winners at the Academy Awards.
|2018||Green Book||Jim Burke, Charles Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga|
|2017||The Shape Of Water||Guillermo del Toro & J Miles Dale|
|2016||Moonlight||Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner|
|2015||Spotlight||Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar|
|2014||Birdman||Alejandro Iñárritu, John Lesher & James Skotchdopole|
|2013||12 Years A Slave||Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Anthony Katagas|
|2018||Rami Malek||Freddie Mercury||Bohemian Rhapsody|
|2017||Gary Oldman||Winston Churchill||Darkest Hour|
|2016||Casey Affleck||Lee Chandler||Manchester By The Sea|
|2015||Leonardo DiCaprio||Hugh Glass||The Revenant|
|2014||Eddie Redmayne||Stephen Hawking||The Theory Of Everything|
|2013||Mathew McConnaughey||Ron Woodroof||Dallas Buyers Club|
|2018||Olivia Colman||Queen Anne||The Favourite|
|2017||Frances McDormand||Mildred Hayes||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri|
|2016||Emma Stone||Mia Dolan||La La Land|
|2015||Brie Larson||Joy Newsome||Room|
|2014||Julianne Moore||Alice Howland||Still Alice|
|2013||Cate Blanchett||Jeanette Francis||Blue Jasmine|
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