Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts the Oscars

Oscars and MOney

It is not legal in Vegas to bet on the Academy Awards, but that has not stopped  Johnny Avello of the Wynn Las Vegas sports book has 12 YEARS A SLAVE winning best Picture. Last year he only had 2 predictions wrong.  His odds had LINCOLN winning Best Picture, but that went to ARGO and Steven Spielberg as Director that went to Ang Lee.

Full list of Vegas odds:

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave 2-to-5
American Hustle 4-to-1
Gravity 10-to-1
The Wolf of Wall Street 15-to-1
Dallas Buyers Club 30-to-1
Captain Phillips 40-to-1
Philomena 60-to-1
Nebraska 75-to-1
Her 100-to-1

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) 6-to-5
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) 8-to-5
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) 5-to-1
Bruce Dern (Nebraska) 12-to-1
Christian Bale (American Hustle) 30-to-1

Best Actress
Cate Blanchette (Blue Jasmine) 1-to-4
Sandra Bullock (Gravity) 10-to-1
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) 12-to-1
Judi Dench (Philomena) 15-to-1
Naomi Watts (The Impossible) 35-to-1

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) 1-to-2
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave) 3-to-1
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) 12-to-1
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) 20-to-1
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) 25-to-1

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) 6-to-5
Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave) 7-to-5
June Squibb (Nebraska) 8-to-1
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) 14-to-1
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) 20-to-1

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) 2-to-3
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) 5-to-2
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) 9-to-1
David O. Russell (American Hustle) 10-to-1
Alexander Payne (Nebraska) 40-to-1


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