Betting Odds Favor ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

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The old adage that people will bet on anything extends to the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. Recent betting results put “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” as the favorite to win in the Best Picture category.

From betting company Ladbrokes, here are the odds for major Oscar categories as of 6 a.m. EST on Saturday:

Best Picture

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Evens
The Shape of Water – 13/8
Lady Bird -10/1
Get Out – 12/1
Dunkirk – 33/1
Call Me By Your Name – 50/1
The Post – 66/1
Darkest Hour – 100/1
Phantom Thread – 100/1

Best Actor

Gary Oldman – 1/25
Daniel Kaluuya – 16/1
Timothee Chalamet – 16/1
Daniel Day-Lewis – 25/1
Denzel Washington – 100/1

Best Actress

Frances McDormand – 1/12
Saoirse Ronan – 10/1
Sally Hawkins – 20/1
Margot Robbie -33/1
Meryl Streep – 100/1

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water – 1/12
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk – 6/1
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird – 10/1
Jordan Peele – Get Out – 33/1
Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread – 50/1

If the current bets turn out to be correct, the only picture that will win two of the major Oscars is “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which has as its lead Frances McDormand. It also means multiple award winners Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis will lose. Each is widely considered the best actor of their generation.

Additional categories Ladbrokes covers:

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 1.11/1
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project – 6/1
Christopher Plummer – All The Money In The World -26/1
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water-26/1
Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri-34/1

Best Supporting Actress

Allison Janney – I, Tonya -1.13/1
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird -5.5/1
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound -26/1
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water -26/1
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread -26/1

The Oscars are announced on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in Los Angeles. It is the 90th year of the awards.

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