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  • See the odds from open to close to win all the major awards at the 2024 Oscars
  • Oppenheimer is the heavy Best Picture favorite, while Poor Things is the underdog
  • Learn trends from past years of Academy Awards shows to predict the 2024 Oscar winners

Betting odds are available for which movies and actors will take home hardware at the 96th Academy Awards. The current 2024 Oscar betting odds favor Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things.

Early Oscar predictions can be the key to securing a big profit, as recent Best Picture winner Everything Everywhere All At Once opened as a major longshot in the betting odds before becoming a heavy favorite in the months leading up to the ceremony.

The graphs below track the odds to win the major categories at the 2024 Oscars. Under the graphs, find notes on odds movement and history for each category.

Best Picture Top Contenders

  • [Jan 23] Following the official 10 Best Picture nominations reveal, Oppenheimer became a heavy -800 favorite to win the award.
  • [Sep 25] Barbie (+1600) and The Holdovers (+2500) have both received Best Picture odds as buzz builds around potential challengers to Oppenheimer.
  • [July 21] Oppenheimer has regained the top spot in the Best Picture odds after opening nationally to glowing reviews. Nolan’s film currently sits at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • [July 5] Killers of the Flower Moon (+212) has pulled away from Oppenheimer (+350) in the updated Best Picture odds, while Past Lives has entered the top three at +600.
  • [Mar 15]: Killers of the Flower Moon and Oppenheimer have opened as +250 co-favorites to win Best Picture at the 2024 Oscars.

2024 Oscars – Best Picture Odds

Best Picture Nominee Odds
Oppenheimer -5000
Poor Things +2000
The Zone of Interest +2500
The Holdovers +3500
Barbie +3500
Killers of the Flower Moon +4000
Anatomy of a Fall +5000
American Fiction +8000
Past Lives +10000
Maestro +15000

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Past Best Picture Winners

Year Winner
2023 Everything Everywhere All at Once
2022 The Power of the Dog
2021 Nomadland
2020 Parasite
2019 Green Book
2018 The Shape of Water
2017 Moonlight
2016 Spotlight
2015 Birdman

Best Actor Top Contenders

  • [Jan 23] Murphy was looking like a lock for the award until Paul Giamatti won Best Actor at both the Golden Globes (comedy/musical) and the Critics Choice Awards. Oddsmakers have shortened Giamatti’s odds to +175, with Murphy still favored at -250.
  • [Sep 25] Coleman Domingo is now getting odds (+500) for his performance in Rustin despite oddsmakers initially projecting the actor would be nominated for The Color Purple.
  • [July 21] Following the theatrical release of Oppenheimer, Cillian Murphy became a heavy -125 favorite in the Best Actor odds. Critics are praising the actor’s performance, predicting a Best Actor nomination at minimum.
  • [July 5] Leonardo DiCaprio is now the sole betting favorite to win Best Actor with updated odds of +100. Paul Giamatti is being given Best Actor odds (+800) for his performance in The Holdovers.
  • [Mar 15]: Joaquin Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio have opened as +200 co-favorites to win Best Actor for their respective performances in Beau Is Afraid and Killers of the Flower Moon.

2024 Oscars- Best Actor Odds

Best Actor Nominee Odds
Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer -1200
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers +600
Bradley Cooper – Maestro +2000
Colman Domingo – Rustin +8000
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction +8000

Past Best Actor Winners

Year Winner Film
2023 Brendan Fraser The Whale
2022 Will Smith King Richard
2021 Anthony Hopkins The Father
2020 Joaquin Phoenix Joker
2019 Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody
2018 Gary Oldman Darkest Hour
2017 Casey Affleck Manchester by the Sea
2016 Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant
2015 Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything

Best Actress Top Contenders

  • [Jan 23] After the five Best Actress nominees were revealed, oddsmakers are giving only favorable odds to two actresses: Emma Stone (-150) and Lily Gladstone (+120). Stone has a slight edge after taking home Best Actress at the Critics Choice Awards.
  • [Dec 9] Lily Gladstone’s Best Actress odds have shortened to +140 as critics are praising her performance in Killers of the Flower Moon following the national release of the film.
  • [July 21] Blunt’s Best Actress odds shortened slightly from +200 to +100 following Oppenheimer’s theatrical release, while Margot Robbie’s odds improved from +325 to +300 following Barbie’s release on the same day.
  • [July 5] Fantasia Barrino has pulled even with Emily Blunt as the co-favorite to win Best Actress (+200). Annette Benning is now being offered Best Actress odds at +800 for her performance in Nyad.
  • [Mar 15]: Emily Blunt is the early favorite to win Best Actress at the 2024 Oscars for her portrayal of Kitty Oppenheimer in the Christopher Nolan biopic, although Carey Mulligan (Maestro) is hot on her heels.

2024 Oscars- Best Actress Odds

Best Actress Odds
Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon  -250
Emma Stone – Poor Things +150
Sandra Huller – Anatomy of a Fall +2500
Carey Mulligan – Maestro +6500
Annette Bening – Nyad +6500

Past Best Actress Winners

Year Winner Film
2023 Michelle Yeo Everything Everywhere All at Once
2022 Jessica Chastain The Eyes of Tammy Faye
2021 Frances McDormand Nomadland
2020 Renee Zellweger Judy
2019 Olivia Colman The Favourite
2018 Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2017 Emma Stone La La Land
2016 Brie Larson Room
2015 Julianne Moore Still Alice

Best Director Top Contenders

  • [Jan 23] Oddsmakers have essentially given the Best Director award to Christopher Nolan already, pricing the British filmmaker’s latest odds at -3500 (97% implied chance). The snub of Greta Gerwig in this category shocked many in Las Vegas.
  • [July 21] Christopher Nolan has overtaken Martin Scorsese as the favorite in the Best Director odds, as some critics are labeling Oppenheimer as Nolan’s best-ever film. Greta Gerwig, meanwhile, has faded to +500 despite her movie Barbie also receiving critical praise.
  •  [July 5] Martin Scorsese’s odds have shortened slightly to +150, while Emerald Fennell has entered the top five for his direction of the film Saltburn.
  • [Mar 15]: Martin Scorsese has opened as an early +200 favorite to win Best Director for Killers of the Flower Moon, although Christopher Nolan, Bradley Cooper and Greta Gerwig all have odds shorter than +300.

2024 Oscars – Best Director Odds

Best Director Odds
Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer -5000
Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things +1800
Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flowers Moon +2000
Jonathan Glazer – The Zone of Interest +3500
Justine Triet – Anatomy of a Fall +5000

Past Best Director Winners

Year Winner Film
2023 Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Everything Everywhere All at Once
2022 Jane Campion The Power of the Dog
2021 Chloé Zhao Nomadland
2020 Bong Joon-ho Parasite
2019 Alfonso Cuarón Roma
2018 Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water
2017 Damien Chazelle La La Land
2016 Alejandro González Iñárritu The Revenant
2015 Alejandro González Iñárritu Birdman

Academy Awards FAQ

When are the Oscars 2024?

The 2024 Oscars (96th Academy Awards) are scheduled for March 10th, 2024.

Where are the 2024 Oscars held?

The 2024 Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Where to watch the Oscars 2024?

The Oscars will be televised on ABC and online at ABC.com and the ABC app provided the user has a cable subscription.

Who won best picture at the Oscars?

The most recent Best Picture winner was Everything Everywhere All At Once, which took home the award at the 95th Academy Awards. The Oscars betting odds for 2024 favor Oppenheimer to earn the honor.

Where can I bet on the Oscars?

The best sportsbooks for Oscar betting are DraftKings and FanDuel. They are two of the top-rated sportsbooks in North America and offer 2024 Oscar betting odds for each major category.

Archived Academy Awards odds: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

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