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The 94th Academy Awards or Oscars throw an elegant party at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles on March 27th. The graphs below track the futures odds to win the major categories. Will Smith and the movie King Richard are nominated for a number of awards this year.

Best Picture Top Contenders

  • [Mar 22]: CODA has closed in on The Power of the Dog. CODA is now at +110, while The Power of the Dog’s odds have worsened to -140.
  • [Feb 15]: Belfast opened as the favorite, but The Power of the Dog is now the odds-on favorite to win Best Picture
  • [Dec 16]: The movie Belfast has opened as the favorite to win Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards

Odds to Win Best Picture at 94th Academy Awards

Movie Odds
The Power of the Dog -140
CODA +110
Belfast +1200
King Richard +2500
West Side Story +3500
Dune +4000
Don’t Look Up +5000
Licorice Pizza +5000
Drive My Car +8000
Nightmare Alley +10000

All odds as of March 22nd at FanDuel Sportsbook

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Past Best Picture Winners

Year Winner
2021 Nomadland
2020 Parasite
2019 Green Book
2018 The Shape of Water
2017 Moonlight
2016 Spotlight
2015 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Best Actor Top Contenders

  • [Mar 22]: Will Smith has this award all but locked up. At -800 there is not a ton of betting value, but it’s still the better bet than Cumberbatch at +450.
  • [Feb 15]: Best Actor odds have not wavered much as Will Smith remains the favorite. Benedict Cumberbatch is the clear second betting favorite.
  • [Dec 16]: Will Smith has emerged as the opening favorite to win the Best Actor award at the 2022 Oscars for his performance in King Richard

Odds to Win Best Actor at 94th Academy Awards

Actor Odds
Will Smith – King Richard -800
Benedict Cumberbatch – Power of the Dog +450
Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM! +1100
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth +2500
Javier Bardem – Being The Ricardos +4000

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Past Best Actor Winners

Year Winner Film
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

  • [Mar 22]: Jessica Chastain has overtaken Nicole Kidman as a -175 favorite. However, Kidman still offers great value at +350 for her role in Being The Ricardos.
  • [Feb 15]: Nicole Kidman is the new favorite, but Kristen Stewart stays narrowly behind her at +200.
  • [Dec 16]: Kristen Stewart is the favorite to win Best Actress, but Lady Gaga is on her tail at +700 as the second betting favorite.

Odds to Win Best Actress at 94th Academy Awards

Actress Odds
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye -175
Nicole Kidman – Being The Ricardos +350
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter +500
Kristen Stewart – Spencer +700
Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers +2000

Past Best Actress Winners

Year Winner Film
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

  • [Mar 22]: Like the Best Actor award at the 2022 Oscars, Jane Campion has Best Director pretty locked up. The second betting favorite is Kenneth Branagh.
  • [Dec 16]: Jane Campion opens as the favorite to win Best Director for The Power of the Dog, with Steven Spielberg not far behind for his adaptation of West Side Story.

Odds to Win Best Director at 94th Academy Awards

Actress Odds
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog -3500
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast +1200
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story +1400
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza +2000
Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car +3500

Past Best Director Winners

Year Winner Film
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

Archived Academy Awards odds: 2021, 2020, 2019

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