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The Oscars: 2010 Academy Awards odds posted on Oscars nominees

The Oscars: 2010 Academy Awards odds posted on Oscars nominees A little less than a month until the 2010 Oscars, but the sportsbooks waste no time and have already posted the odds on this year's Academy Awards nominees to win in their respective categories. The 82nd Academy Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars, will take place March 7 in Los Angeles, hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin and considering the great selection of movies 2009 saw, it's bound to be an exciting evening for the movie buffs and actors alike. And as we mentioned - the online sportsbooks have already began posting the early odds on the Oscar winners, right after the nominations were announced this month. So let's see the odds on the 2010 Oscars:

 As usual the popular online bookmaker Bodog Sports (link opens new page) is the first to bring us the early odds on the 82nd Academy Awards. Granted the odds are yet to cover every single category of the Oscars, the most anticipated ones already have odds. Starting with the Oscars odds to win the Best Picture, we see little surprises here and just as expected it would appear to be a two-horse race. "Avatar" is the current favorite to win the Best Picture award with odds 1/3, meaning bettors must wager $3 to win just one, closely followed by "The Hurt Locker" listed with odds 5/4 to win the Best Picture Award this year. Distant third is "Up in the Air" with long odds 10/1, here is the full list of betting odds on the 2010 Oscars for Best Picture:

A Serious Man - 50/1
An Education - 50/1
Avatar - 1/3
District 9 - 75/1
Inglourious Basterds - 15/1
Precious - 28/1
The Blind Side - 40/1
The Hurt Locker - 5/4
Up - 50/1
Up in the Air - 10/1

 Moving on with the next Oscars category, the one for Best Actor. Odds at Bodog Sports have placed Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) as the ultimate favorite to go home with the 82nd Academy Award for Best Actor with short odds 1/7. According to the Oscars odds competition comes from George Clooney (Up in the Air) at 17/4 and Colin Firth (A Single Man) with 10/1 odds to win the Best Actor Award. Sandra Bullock is the favorite to win this year's Best Actress award for her role in "The Blind Side" with odds 2/5, followed by Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia) at 7/4 and Carey Mulligan (An Education) with odds 7/1 to win Best Actress at the 2010 Oscars.

 And finally the odds on the Academy Award for Best Director will also see a head-to-head match with Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) being the favorite with 2/7 odds, closely followed by Avatar's director James Cameron. Also in the race for the 2010 Oscars in the Best Director category are Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) with 16/1 odds to win, Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) at 22/1 and underdog is Lee Daniels (Precious) with long odds 35/1 to snatch the award for Best Director at the 2010 Oscars.

 Published on 02/12/2010

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