2015 Oscars Betting Guide

The 2015 Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 22 at 8:30 PM eastern time. This marks the 87th year of the ceremony, which will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Awards will be handed out in 24 different categories ranging from Best Picture and Best Director to more technical awards such Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. There are five nominees for every category with the exception of Best Picture (which has eight nominees) and Best Hair and Makeup (which has just three nominees).

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead all films with nine Oscar nominations followed by The Imitation Game (8), American Sniper (6) and Boyhood (6).

Many offshore sportsbooks have posted odds for a handful of more prominent categories like Best Picture and Best Actor, but Bovada has actually posted odds for 21 different categories.

It’s interesting to note that although Birdman is currently a -200 favorite to take home Best Picture, just over a month ago Boyhood was actually a massive favorite at -1500.

Boyhood isn’t the only film that once looked like a lock. When these odds first opened Boyhood’s director, Richard Linklater, was a massive favorite (-1500) to take home the Oscar for Best Director. Just over a month later, Linklater has dropped to +125 with Birdman’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu now listed as a -225 favorite.

The table below display the 2015 Academy Award odds at Bovada and will be updated if we see any significant changes between now and Sunday evening.

Best Picture

Film Bovada (2/18)
Birdman -200
Boyhood +140
American Sniper +1200
The Imitation Game +3300
Selma +4000
The Grand Budapest Hotel +5000
Theory of Everything +6600
Whiplash +6600

Best Director

Director Bovada (2/18)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman -225 
Richard Linklater - Boyhood +125 
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel +3300 
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher +5000 
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game +5000

Best Actor

Actor Bovada (2/18)
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything -400 
Michael Keaton - Birdman +250 
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper +1200 
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game +2800 
Steve Carrell - Foxcatcher +5000

Best Actress

Actress Bovada (2/18)
Julianne Moore - Still Alice -5000 
Reese Witherspoon - Wild +1200 
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl +2500 
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything +4000 
Marion Cotillard - Two Days One Night +5000

Best Supporting Actor

Actor Bovada (2/18)
JK Simmons - Whiplash -5000 
Edward Norton - Birdman +1200 
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher +1600 
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood +3300 
Robert Duvall - The Judge +3300

Best Supporting Actress

Actress Bovada (2/18)
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood -5000 
Emma Stone - Birdman +1400 
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game +2500 
Laura Dern - Wild +2500 
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods +2500

Best Adapted Screenplay

Film Bovada (2/18)
The Imitation Game -250 
Whiplash +250 
The Theory of Everything +500 
American Sniper +1600 
Inherent Vice +3300

Best Original Screenplay

Film Bovada (2/18)
The Grand Budapest Hotel -200 
Birdman +125 
Boyhood +1000 
Foxcatcher +5000 
Nightcrawler +5000 

Best Animated Film

Film Bovada (2/18)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 -400 
Big Hero 6 +250 
Song of the Sea +1600 
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya +1600 
The Boxtrolls +1800

Best Foreign Film

Film Bovada (2/18)
Ida (Poland) -225 
Leviathan (Russia) +175 
Wild Tales (Argentina) +700 
Timbuktu (Mauritania) +2000 
Tangerines (Estonia) +3300

Best Documentary

Documentary Bovada (2/18)
CitizenFour -500 
Virunga +300 
Finding Vivian Maier +1200 
Last Days in Vietnam +2000 
The Salt of the Earth +2000

Best Original Score

Film Bovada (2/18)
The Theory of Everything (Johann Joannsson) -160 
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat) +125 
The Imitation Game (Alexandre Desplat) +900 
Interstellar (Hans Zimmer) +1200 
Mr. Turner (Gary Yershon) +5000

Best Original Song

Song Bovada (2/18)
Glory (Selma) -500 
Everything is Awesome (The Lego Movie) +400 
Lost Stars (Begin Again) +900 
I'm Not Gonna Miss You (Glen Campbell: I'II Be Me) +1000 
Grateful (Beyond the Lights) +3300

Best Costume Design

Film Bovada (2/18)
The Grand Budapest Hotel -1000 
Into The Woods +450 
Maleficent +1200 
Mr. Turner +2000 
Inherent Vice +2500

Best Animated Short

Film Bovada (2/18)
Feast -350 
The Bigger Picture +400 
The Dam Keeper +500 
A Single Life +1600 
Me and my Moulton +1600

Best Live-Action Short

Film Bovada (2/18)
The Phone Call -225 
Boogaloo and Graham +400 
Butter Lamp +550 
Parvaneh +700 
Aya +1000

Best Production Design

Film Bovada (2/18)
The Grand Budapest Hotel -700 
Into The Woods +400 
Mr. Turner +1000 
Interstellar +2000 
The Imitation Game +2500

Best Visual Effects

Film Bovada (2/18)
Interstellar -300 
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes +225 
Guardians of the Galaxy +700 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier +3300 
X-Men: Days of Future Past +3300

Best Cinematography

Film Bovada (2/18)
Birdman -600 
The Grand Budapest Hotel +350 
Unbroken +1200 
Ida +1400 
Mr. Turner +2500

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Film Bovada (2/18)
The Grand Budapest Hotel -700 
Guardians of the Galaxy +350 
Foxcatcher +800

Best Film Editing

Film Bovada (2/18)
Boyhood -200 
Whiplash +200 
American Sniper +750 
The Imitation Game +1200 
The Grand Budapest Hotel +1400

Who do you think will be the big winners on Sunday night? Which movies were overlooked by the Academy this year? Please leave any thoughts or questions in the comment section below.

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David Solar

David Solar is the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He specializes in sports betting analytics and creating data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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