The 89th Academy Awards are here! What better to start the New Year than watching Hollywoods finest make their way down the red carpet and enjoy a night of glitz and glamour. So why not make your viewing even more interesting by placing bets on your predictions. We take a look at the ins and outs of Oscar Betting below.
Who will win Best Actor?
1. Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
In his most complex and emotional role to date, Casey Affleck has already won Gotham, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle and Critics Choice awards for his role in Manchester by the Sea. All heads seem to be nodding towards Bens little brother.
Betting odds: 11/20
2. Denzel Washington for Fences
Denzel plays an ex-baseball star turned garbage man in this play adapted to the Big Screen. He was nominated for a Critics Choice, Golden Globe and SAG Award. Many say this is his best acting ever.
Betting odds: 14/10
3. Ryan Gosling for La La Land
Ryan is at his best in this Hollywood pleasing musical. A very different role for him but certainly one of his greatest.
Betting odds 16/1
Who will win Best Actress?
1. Emma Stone for La La Land
Emma won Best Actress in Venice and left Telluride and Toronto with rave reviews for her role as a singer-dancer-actress in the audience-winner, La La Land next to Ryan Gosling. Could this be the role that gets her, her first Oscar?
Betting odds: 1/6
2. Natalie Portman for Jackie
After winning the Critics Choice Award as well as landing Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations for her role as John F Kennedy’s stricken widow, Natalie Portman is high on the list of favourites.
Betting odds: 6/1
3. Isabelle Huppert for Elle
High on the list too is Isabelle Huppert’s Golden Globe-winning performance in “Elle”, where she plays a rape victim who refuses to let her past get in the way of her future.
Betting odds: 8/1
So although these are the top 3 contenders in each category, here are a list of all nominations as well as their betting odds.
Best Actor 2017
|Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)||11/20|
|Denzel Washington (Fences)||14/10|
|Ryan Gosling (La La Land)||16/1|
|Andrew Garfield (Silence)||50/1|
|Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)||125/1|
Place your Oscar bets today.
Best Actress Betting Odds:
|Emma Stone (La La Land)||1/6|
|Natalie Portman (Jackie)||6/1|
|Isabelle Huppert (Elle)||8/1|
|Ruth Negga (Loving)||50/1|
|Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)||66/1|
Place your Oscar bets today.
To help you make the most of your bets, here are a few betting hints and tips that will help you to bet wisely.
1. Do your Research
In order to have the most chance of winning at Oscar betting, you need to do your homework. Do your research, analyse stats, look at trends, read up about previous performances and make online bets that have value. Although it is sometimes fun and fruitful to go with your “hunch”, your chances are far better by making a calculated bet. There is particularly a lot of talk around the Oscars with many giving their ideas and input as to who they think will win.
2. Manage your Money and Bank Roll
It’s important to set a particular amount of money (or bankroll) aside that you can afford to lose when you decide to place your bets on the Oscars. Some of the top bettors in the world manage their bankroll and winnings exactly like a business and only use what is allocated. A general online sports betting strategy is to only use 1-5% of your bank roll in a single bet, this can also be used for the Oscars and you can allocate different portions to different categories. It’s important to remember not to chase your losses with bigger bets. This may lead to even bigger losses and regrets. Rather bet small and build it up slowly as the season continues.
3. Make sure that the bookmaker you bet with has a valid license.
As mentioned above, each South African province will grant a bookmaker a license if they adhere to regulations and standards. This means that your money is safe and your transactions are secure when using a licensed Oscar betting website. Read about the Top 5 Online Sports Betting websites here.
4. Make sure you read the bookmakers terms and conditions for betting on the Oscars
You may find that some bookmakers have terms and conditions around a particular win. Make sure you understand what these are before placing your bets.
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