The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are the pinnacle of recognition for anyone in the film industry. On Sunday, April 25, 2021, 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 awards at the 93nd Oscars.
There are Oscars for directors, producers, composers, editors, writers, costume, makeup, hairstyling, and design, but the three most coveted Academy Award titles are: Actor in a Leading Role (Best Actor), Actress in a Leading Role (Best Actress), and Best Picture.
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NJ sports betting sites as well as Indiana sportsbooks both accepted betting on the Oscars in 2020, so it is likely they will in 2021 as well once finalists are announced. Additional states could join in. These are the odds for Best Picture posted at British bookmaker Ladbrokes:
|The Trial of the Chicago 7||+400|
|Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom||+1200|
|One Night In Miami||+1200|
|Promising Young Woman||+1200|
|Da 5 Bloods||+2000|
|News of the World||+2000|
|Chadwick Boseman||Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom||-300|
|Anthony Hopkins||The Father||+400|
|Riz Ahmed||Sound of Metal||+1200|
|Delroy Lindo||Da 5 Bloods||+1600|
|Kingsley Ben-Adir||One Night in Miami||+2000|
|Tom Hanks||News of the World||+3300|
|Viola Davis||Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom||+175|
|Carey Mulligan||Promising Young Woman||+200|
|Vanessa Kirby||Pieces of a Woman||+600|
|Andra Day||The United States vs. Billie Holliday||+800|
|Sidney Flanigan||Never Rarely Sometimes Always||+1200|
|Amy Adams||Hillbilly Elegy||+2000|
|Meryl Streep||The Prom||+2000|
Right behind Best Picture betting, comes the Oscars Best Actor betting, and the odds on Best Actress. These are the three most important awards, 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 such as: “Who will give the longest acceptance speech?” and “Will the same film win Best Picture and Best Director?”
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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 21 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 late February and the first half of March 2021: the Golden Globes coming on February 28, the Critics Choice on March 7, and the Screen Actors Guild's on March 14.
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:
April 2021 will see the 93rd 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 3,120 Oscars have been awarded, here are the most recent big winners at the Academy Awards.
|2019||Parasite||Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin Ae, Miky Lee|
|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|
|2019||Joaquin Phoenix||Arthur Fleck/Joker||Joker|
|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|
|2019||Renée Zellweger||Judy Garland||Judy|
|2018||Olivia Colman||Queen Anne||The Favorite|
|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|
The 93rd Oscars ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
The Oscars have been held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood since 2002.
Yes, it is legal to bet on the Oscars in states that have approved Oscars betting. In 2020, Indiana and New Jersey allowed it; expect others to follow suit.
At present, the 2021 Oscars is host-less.
Yes! Netflix has received more than 30 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 also had Marriage Story and The Irishman among the finalists.
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