Bridges and Bigelow Clear Favorites, Oddsmakers Say


According to the latest odds from online gambling sites for Sunday’s Academy Awards, Crazy Heart’s Jeff Bridges and The Hurt Locker’s Kathryn Bigelow are heavy favorites to win Best Actor and Best Director, with 1:6 and 1:5 odds, respectively, The Hollywood Reporter says. The big races that appear to still be somewhat up in the air (Oscar humor!) are Best Picture, where The Hurt Locker holds a slight edge over Avatar, and Best Actress, where The Blind Side’s Sandra Bullock maintains slightly better odds than Julie & Julia’s Meryl Streep. The biggest lock is Inglorious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor, as online bookies would require a $40 bet on Waltz just to win a single dollar.

Jeff Bridges among Oscar gamblers' picks [HR]