By Bet Punk
Sunday February 28th, 2016 is the big night for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences aka The Academy Awards. For the last 25 years, I’ve been in various Oscar pools and winning a few of them. Over the years, I’ve noticed how much bookmakers have helped me win a few Oscar pools and found it interesting that many never use bookmakers odds on the categories to help with one’s selections.
This may be obvious to those who visit Everyedge, but it is unbelievable how many oscar poolsters do not. They are more concerned on whether they have seen the movie or not. Now, my competition in oscar pools may be more into what actors/actresses such as Halle Berry is wearing that night or how little of what she is wearing. Our friends at Pinnacle Sports have wrote about the research and the data behind and odds in predicting the Oscar winners on Sunday night in Hollywood.
One thing you must keep in mind, the Academy voting is made up of old white men who had a liberal streak in them once.
A few predictions with odds supplied from SportsInteraction.com for your oscar pool.
The Revenant 1.42
The Big Short 5.55
Mad Max: Fury Road 45.00
The Martian 68.00
Bridge of Spies 113.00
Oscar Prediction: Spotlight upsets odds on favourite The Revenant.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – The Revenant 1.11
George Miller – Mad Max Fury Road 5.54
Adam McKay – The Big Short 17.00
Thomas McCarthy – Spotlight 23.00
Lenny Abrahamson – Room 46.00
Oscar Prediction: Inarritu due to making his film in the actual weather of the story.
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 1.03
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl 11.00
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs 16.00
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo 28.00
Matt Damon – The Martian 36.00
Oscar Prediction: Hollywood’s favoured son DiCaprio
Brie Larson – Room 1.05
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn 10.00
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy 20.00
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years 24.00
Cate Blanchett – Carol 27.00
Oscar Prediction: Larson has steamrolled everyone in awards season
Sylvester Stallone – Creed 1.32
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies 3.76
Tom Hardy – The Revenant 10.00
Christian Bale – The Big Short 19.00
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight 30.00
Oscar Prediction: Tom Hardy KO’s Stallone in a mild upset as part of The Revenant tidal wave
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl 1.36
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs 4.34
Rooney Mara – Carol 6.23
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight 17.00
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight 64.00
Oscar Prediction: Vikander holds off strong competition as the Academy likes to award fresh faces in this category.
Enjoy the Oscars everyone!