You can find odds on which film wins Best Picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards. Is there a proposition bet on whether Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway flub it a second year in a row?
That’s the question arising from word — via TMZ — that last year’s presenters of “La La Land” (oops, “Moonlight”) as Best picture are returning for the same honors.
“Thanks to Bovada, there are updated betting lines for this year’s Oscars prop bets in 19 of the 24 award categories,” said sportingnews.com.
Sadly, the Beatty-Dunaway parlay bet isn’t available yet.
“As for short subjects, technical sound awards, side bets on how long repeat host Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue will last or whether the Best Picture announcement is another epic fail, you’re on your own.”
But back to the basics:
Fortune said Bovada has “Three Billboards” (20/23) as the odds-on bet to win the Best Picture race over “The Shape of Water” (7/5), “Get Out” (11/2), and “Lady Bird” (14/1).
“As far as the acting awards, though, Bovada’s picks are in line with critics and journalists, with the best odds going to [Gary] Oldman, [Frances] McDormand, [Sam] Rockwell, and [Allison] Janney in their respective categories,” Fortune said.
Another forecast metric is the popularity contest of YouTube.
“Dunkirk also fared the best of all Best Picture nominees on YouTube, with the movie’s trailer getting nearly 44 million global views on Google’s digital video service (“Get Out” and “The Shape of Water” are the runners up in that regard, with 30 million and 18 million respective views for their trailers),” Fortune said.
Critics weighed in:
— Gold Derby (@GoldDerby) February 15, 2018
Taking bets… When Beatty/Dunaway announce Best Picture, they’ll initially say it’s La La Land, as a joke…
— The Mutiny Company (@MutinyCo) March 2, 2018
While bringing back Dunaway and Beatty to present Best Picture again is a fun idea, I wish would could have seen multiple women on that stage instead.
— Josh Parham (@JRParham) March 2, 2018